What is Hypnosis?

A relaxed, focused state of concentration. That is a definition. But the actual state of hypnosis is a little harder to define. Until recently it was assumed that it was similar to sleep, or that the mind was somehow unconscious. In reality, there is a specific state that the brain enters into when it is receptive to suggestion. This has been discovered on scans during hypnosis. It is not an unusual state of mind, and may feel like you are not in a trance, or in hypnosis. For most people they simply feel relaxed. There is a change in the brain wave activity, similar to that time just before sleep when the alpha state is entered.  This is when tour subconscious is most receptive.

Your brain’s awakened state is a beta level of consciousness.  When you are going to sleep, it changes to an alpha state (a light dream state) and then goes to a deeper one of theta level and finally, the delta or deep sleep state.  During this time the mind is very open on a visual and /or feeling-sensory experience.  

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