According to the book titled "Hypnosis for Change", authored by Josie Hadley and Carol Staudacher: "….What is Hypnosis? Hypnosis has long been associated with the strange and mysterious, with side shows and faith healers; yet hypnosis isn’t mysterious or supernatural and we have all been in a hypnotic state literally thousands of times. You didn’t notice because it is such a natural state of mind. And the hypnotic state is natural for all humans and many animals…"
In definition, Hypnosis is a communication between conscious mind and the sub-conscious mind in trance state, or a sleep-like state. What can hypnosis do for you? Other than provide a fascinating new experience. The answer is that hypnosis can be used to improve your general functioning, to make you feel better mentally or physically.
Hypnosis is the bridge connects the conscious mind and the sub conscious mind. Before we go into how we can achieve the desire change by using hypnosis, we need to understand then level of the consciousness.
1st level – Alert: This is the normal intellectual functioning level; our mind is set to normal reflex & motor respond
2nd level – Light Trance: In this state, our body is in relaxation condition, breathing & pulse will become slow, and our attention will be focus in imagination activity.
3rd level – Moderate Trance: you are losing awareness of surrounding, but increasing awareness of internal function, such as: breathing, heart beat and so on.
4th level – Deep Trance: there is further reduction of activity and energy output in this state; normally you will fell limpness or stiffness of limb. The attention will be barrowed and increased suggestibility.
5th level Sleep – all the voluntary exercise is suspended in this level, severe reduction of absence of conscious though.
The 2nd to 4th level are the ones in which the change of behavior will occur and the one we can suggest any changes that we want. This is because when you are in light trance or deep trance state, your body and mind will experiencing a totally relaxation and sleeping feeling, it will reduce the activity of consciousness by which this is the filter of all possibility and suggestion. When the consciousness level goes down, it will increase the activity of sub-conscious mind, meaning to say the more creative of your mind to create the desire change.
The Milton Model is one of the Neuro-linguistic Programming or Neuro-linguistic (NLP) powerful techniques that co-created by Richard Bandler and John Grinder using the hypnotic techniques developed by Milton H. Erickson, who was well known for founding clinical hypnotherapy. Then they had published their 2 books on the Milton Model named "Patterns of the Hypnotic Techniques of Milton H. Erickson Volume I"in 1975 and "Patterns of the Hypnotic Techniques of Milton H. Erickson Volume II" in 1977.
The following is a summary of the specialized Self-hypnosis treatment: Phobia, worry, smoking, weight loss, sport, anxiety, pain, depression, natural childbirth, self-esteem and more.