Hypnosis describes a range of naturally occurring states of altered awareness which may vary from momentary distractions and ‘absences’, through much enhanced states of relaxation to very deep states of inward focus and awareness.
These states may be induced quite formally or quite naturalistically, in an almost unnoticeable way, depending on the requirement of the problem, the capability of the practitioner and the needs of the client.
Hypnotherapy differs from other forms of psychotherapy in the deliberate (suggestive, direct and indirect) use of altered mental states and supporting therapeutic structures as the principal medium for effecting change.
The body contains an autonomic mechanism that connects to with external rhythms, pulses or beats, a phenomenon known as entrainment.
The relationship between the external rhythms and your inner rhythms or pulses is inseparable. In fact, our internal feeling states speed up or slow down to match a stronger external stressors.
Creating safety in session is essential to transformation – trust in the process. Listening, connecting is an essential people skill…we feel valued, regarded and cared about when we sense we are being listened to.
Emotional Intelligence: learning how to express feelings appropriately takes practice. Meditation connects the mind/body and soul with the outward expression of compassion. Awareness expands and all the benefits of meditation begin to unfold.
Meditation is an internal focus. When we sit, we close our eyes and focus within. We eliminate external distractions and focus on our internal experience.
A consistent meditation practice, awakens awareness between our external and internal experience.
With greater balance through meditation we are able to expand our awareness and be more present in the moment to whatever is happening in our lives.
Consequently, when you create positive intentions, you are directing your subconscious mind to create the outcomes you need and want to occur.
Emotional and intellectual wisdom translates into feeling safe…imbued with personal power…and courage to confront the shadow-side of the dance of the drama triangle: the critic, the persecutor and the victim from dominating relationships…and or situations.
Be mindful. Be aware. Be you.
The Buddha asks, “How does a practitioner remain established in observation of states of mind in the mind?” He instructs, “The practitioner becomes aware when the mind is tense and when the mind is relaxed . . . the practitioner becomes aware when the mind contains hatred and when the mind contains love . . . the practitioner becomes aware when the mind contains worry and when the mind is composed.”
Kornfield, Jack. The Wise Heart: Buddhist Psychology for the West (p. 56). Ebury Publishing. Kindle Edition.