Hypnosis: is a mental state or set of attitudes and beliefs usually induced by a procedure known as a hypnotic induction, which is commonly composed of a series of preliminary instructions and suggestions.
Prior to the 15th century a crude form of hypnosis was practiced. A ‘suggestion’ was implanted in to the patient's conscious and subconscious mind, that they would "accept" healing and invoking the patients ‘power of belief’. Patients believing that they were being healed would put their ‘own’ mind power to work healing themselves.
Hypnosis is being accepted more and more for treating a range disorders. When most people think of hypnosis they retain images of a line of people up on stage, doing amusing but embarrassing antics when cued by a stage hypnotist. However, you don't have to become a chicken to be helped by hypnosis. Hypnotherapy, play a very effective role for thousands of people who want to lose weight, overcome their fear of flying, reduce stress and give up addictions such as smoking etc.
Hypnosis should always be done by a trained hypnotherapist, who will guide you to a state of mental relaxation and use a repeat set of instructions aimed at the subconscious level. The subconscious is where the mind holds its beliefs, and by targeting this area it can effectively help you to change behavior and attitudes, become more motivated and achieve your goal.
As stated earlier there are many areas that a person might need help with but two of the most common are smoking and weight loss.
Hypnosis is fast gaining acceptance as an effective way for people to permanently quit cigarettes. Some have tried many ways to quit such as nicotine patches, chewing gums, lozenges inhalers and drugs - but nothing seems to be as effective as hypnotherapy.
Your mind is your most powerful tool and unless you change your mind-set you will never quit. Most times one or two sessions are enough to get the necessary results.
Hypnosis when used together with exercise and a healthy diet can prove to be one of the easiest ways to lose the unnecessary pounds. It can also help you maintain your weight loss.
Your subconscious is given a series of instructions to release all the bad eating habits, such as eating too fast, eating too much, or removing the maybe the false beliefs that prevented you from losing weight and is implanted with new beliefs and lifestyle habits.
Virtual Reality Hypnosis
Virtual reality hypnosis is an emerging, new, exciting and state-of-the art technology - which may help and guide you stop smoking – as well as manage stress and anxiety, lose weight and improve emotional health and well being. This procedure uses virtual hypnosis along with meditation and guided imagery. The mind-to-body connection it created through virtual reality making the client feel refreshed and invigorated afterwards.
Making use of an audio visual headset connected to a computer, you are closely monitored by a therapist in virtual-reality. Addressing all the senses you can actually feel that you have been free from the habit you have chosen to break. You will experience an intense feeling of relaxation, focused concentration on the imagination - removing all external stimuli to help put you in a deep hypnotic state.