Human Body under the Power of Hypnosis

May 3, 2009 by  
Filed under Hypnotherapy

Hypnosis is a state of mind when a person is not fully awake. But then he is not fully asleep also when he is in a state of hypnosis, though his consciousness of the surrounding could be slightly dimmed. Hypnosis is a state of mind of a slightly altered perspective when a man is comparatively free of the inhibitions that are part of a fully conscious mind.
Basically three responses are found in the human boy when it is in a state of hypnosis.
Concentration is substantially increased when human body is in a state of hypnosis. With the level of consciousness that a human mind has got when it is awake, complete concentration is not possible, and as such data retention is also proportionately less. When you hypnotize a person, his mind becomes fully focused, and ability to retain data increases.
Under hypnosis body becomes more relaxed. The very initiation of hypnosis involves muscular relaxation, and as certain muscles are tensed and relaxed body falls to a state of complete relaxation.
With the body better relaxed, and mind more concentrated, a person under hypnosis is better receptive to retention of suggestions. Visualization of things becomes easier for a man who has been hypnotized. There is a clearer focus of certain things under hypnosis, though the power to critically analyze things is reduced.
Human mind has a conscious level, as well as subconscious and unconscious levels. In a different categorization, it can be divided into an alert state, daydreaming state, limited trance, complete trance and full sleep. Alert state is when body and mind are fully awake. From there it graduates to daydreaming when body is more relaxed and mind withdrawn, to limited trance that has less awareness of surroundings and increased ability to imagine, and a deeper trance when body is more relaxed and attention so focused that illusion almost becomes a reality. All these three states of daydreaming, limited trance, and deeper trance are phases of hypnosis. A mind that is under hypnosis experiences all these stages in one form or other.
During full sleep, consciousness is very limited. In states of daydreaming and trance, which are states akin to hypnosis, mind is more compliant to suggestions. However, the ability to accept suggestions under hypnosis varies from individual to individual. Some are more receptive in a lighter trance while others are so in a deeper trance. It often takes a number of sessions under a hypnotist for an idea to be accepted completely.
Hypnotism works by implanting positive suggestions in the mind when it is under a state of hypnosis. The mind is expected to retain these ideas even after it has returned to the fully conscious and awake state. An idea that the subconscious mind accepts by repeated exposure to it, would eventually be accepted by the conscious mind itself. This idea is the basis of hypnotism.
Hypnotism and hypnotherapy work by delivering positive suggestions that are required to overcome the negativities of mind. Positive ideas induced in a subject of hypnosis will remain with him initiating many positive changes like an improved attitude to work, lessening of pain, or freedom from unwelcome inhibitions.