Self hypnosis and hypnotherapy is different from stage hypnosis.
With hypnotherapy you are safe - provided your hypnotherapist is well-qualified. It is a dignified therapeutic process that works with and enhances the natural abilities of your unconscious mind.
A therapist makes use of the natural trance states that we all go in and out of during the day and night to varying degrees.
That trance state does not only occur in hypnosis (which is an element of hypnotherapy). An hypnotic trance state is created by you. During hypnotherapy you are only guided by the counsellor/hypnotherapist. Some therapists choose to call it 'guided visualisation'.
A hypnotherapist chooses their interventions. He/she does therapy which includes hypnosis among other interventions.
When you do self-hypnosis, you yourself access that natural trance state - without necessarily using any self hypnosis instruction. You create the images, sounds, smells and feeling.
However, you want to be choosy about who you allow access to that creative part of your mind. See also: Hypnosis online - FAQ for a question and answer session with Mark Tyrrel of HypnosisDownloads.
A ‘trance’ is a state with a narrow focus of attention. It is part of our genetic heritance - a given of human nature - it belongs to you and you own it. In a sense you 'do self-hypnosis' for much of the time.
No self hypnosis instruction needed - think about what happens when you:
Your focus of attention is very narrow to the exclusion of everything around you.
Sounds seem to come from a distance, you are hardly aware of the temperature, pain levels are reduced, you barely notice when someone is asking you a question, etc.- self hypnosis - without any self hypnosis instructions.
You are completely absorbed by the activity on which your attention is locked - as it is during therapist induced hypnosis as part of hypnotherapy.
Here are examples of when you are in a trance state - naturally, as you would be when you use online hypnosis/self hypnosis:
As you can see, some trance states come about very suddenly, some you slip into gradually, some by choice and others by what happens to you - though more likely: a combination of the two.
The depth of the trance/self hypnosis depends on your level of involvement, either through focusing your attention or paradoxically: by relaxing - both you have control over!
The ‘flashbacks’ in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder are ’post-hypnotic’ trance states - they are also a kind of self hypnosis.
Sensory reminders, such as particular smells, certain sights and/or sounds can trigger an hypnotic re-experience of the original traumatic event.
High states of anxiety too are trance states, or a manner of self-hypnosis - again no self hypnosis instruction needed.
However, the very good news is: because these self hypnosis states are so powerful in a negative way, that you are almost certain to be successful in using that same capacity in a positive way!
Hypnosis is done safely, creatively and effectively by a good therapist - well qualified, experienced and incorporating the latest research findings.
With self hypnosis and online hypnosis, as with hypnotherapy, the aim is to:
Don't worry if you find the following 'too much information' or too 'technical'. However, you may be interested to know that the deepest trance state we know is the REM (Rapid Eye Movement) state. We access this state when we are dreaming during sleep. To help understand this, imagine the REM state as the theatre and the dream as the play.
A hypnotherapist may guide your attention, purely for the purpose of therapy, in a similar way as happens naturally when you dream.
The difference is that in hypnotherapy you are responding voluntarily to the hypnotherapist, rather than involuntarily to a stimulus in your brain as when you dream.Once you are hypnotised— you are relaxed and in trance - your body/mind responds in a way you might recognise from dream sleep:
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