“The infinite intelligence of my subconscious mind reveals to me my true place in life” Joseph Murphy
Freud explained that the structure of mind or psyche has 2 different parts ,1st by arranging it into 3 layers conscious , unconscious and sub conscious. In this article is about a very interesting topic Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy. When we talk about hypnotherapy or hypnosis we often mention the subconscious mind. The subconscious mind stores all types of information just beneath the surface of awareness dormant or untapped which can easily brought to the level of consciousness at a moment's notice whenever required. The term hypnosis is derived from the ancient greek word "Hypnos" meaning sleep and the suffix , "osis" meaning put to sleep. Hypnosis is a mental condition involving focused attention, reduced peripheral awareness, and an enhanced capacity to respond suggestion . Hypnosis is explained as related phenomenona by competing theories. It is also described as the altered state of mind or trance, marked by a level of awareness different from the oridinary level of consciousness. During hypnosis a person is saidvto have heightened focus and concentration. Hypnotised subjects are said to show an increased response to suggestions. A Hypnotherapy session is usually carried out in a calm, relaxing, safe environment free from interruption . The preliminary 'talk' between the client and the hypnotist, normally highlights expectations and past experiences of hypnosis.During this preliminary talk, a skilled hypnotist gains a lot information. Thus the initial talk will help the hypnotist to work out the best induction technique for a particular individual.
The different levels of hypnotic state are: Hypnoidal state - The first stage of hypnosis is entered into induction. This stage focuses on relaxation of inner focus , and its characterised by fluttering eye movement. Cataleptic state - This is the 2nd stage of hypnosis, it is deepening of the altered state. This level is characterised by side to side eye movement. Somnabulistic state - This the third stage and is the deepest 'trance state' characterised by rolling upward of eyes. The ending of the hypnotic session is quite straight forward and involves a gradual return to full consciousness. Again, this process can be brought about by a number of methods. A common method is the counting backwards from 10 with the person becoming fully aware and conscious on the number 1 with a gradual ‘lightening’ of the mental state along the way.
What does hypnosis feel like? Most people are often unaware that they are hypnotised, everyone is unique, so we all experience hypnosis in our own way. However there are certain sensations that are commonly associated with the state of hypnosis. It is a deeply relaxing experience and it is quite likely that your entire body will feel as relaxed as it could possibly be. Many people tend to lay motionless and appear to be sound asleep, although they are actually fully conscious and their senses tend to be more alert than usual . The best way to really find out how hypnosis feels , is to experience it yourself. Hypnosis allows us to make beneficial chances in the very depths of consciousness. Hypnosis is used to treat various problems like , PTSD , Dissociative Identity Disorder , etc Hypnosis enables to find a way to override that subconscious idea or to bring it into the light . About the Author... My name is Srijita Seal, I am a student, I spent my leisure time by reading, writing, watching movies. I have my special interest in the field of psychology.