What is Hypnotherapy
Have you thought about going to a ‘hypnotherapist’, but were too afraid? Maybe in the back of your mind you were thinking that ‘hypnotherapist’s’ use ‘mind control’ or ‘brainwashing’, that they can make you ‘do’ or ‘say’ things that go against your moral code. Or maybe you have a deep dark secret that you don’t want anyone to know and are concerned that while in hypnosis you’ll reveal it.
There are a lot of misconceptions about what hypnosis really is. Hypnosis is a natural occurring phenomenon that everyone experiences several times per day while reading a book, driving a car, or watching television. While in the hypnotic state you will always be aware and always be in control. You will never do anything in hypnosis that you are not in agreement with or relinquish any information that you don’t want known. During the process you will experience increased focus and a deep sense of relaxation.
What can hypnotherapy be used for:
Hypnotherapy is used and can be beneficial for a plethora of indications from weight loss, to smoking cessation, depression, anxiety, sports performance/enhancement there are too many to list.
Just learning how to ‘relax’ and perform self-hypnosis can have a tremendous impact on people’s lives.
‘Quotes from OSHO re: Hypnosis’
“It is easier in hypnosis to reach the unconscious of any person, very easy. Hence in the future hypnosis is going to become part and parcel of every psychology. In India it has always been, because three years of psychoanalysis is a waste of time. Within three minutes you can be hypnotized and all your dreaming process can be put aside; then there is direct entry into the unconscious…..Hypnosis is a scientific method of digging deeply into you. And when Jung tried to go deep into the unconscious, he was surprised to find that underneath the unconscious there is still another layer: the collective unconscious, the unconscious of the whole humanity.”
“ Everybody has it; and sometimes from that collective unconscious you get ideas, but because they come from so far away from your conscious, you think that they are coming from somewhere outside you….It is the collective unconscious…..depths within depths, depths behind depths. “
(From the book by OSHO “The magic of Self-respect, Awakening to Your Own Awareness”)