We seem to be intrigued about hypnosis and the power of hypnosis.
What is it? What can it do?
And this question - can it so anything?
And even that question can be seen as meaning different things
to those who ask it.
To some people anything may mean nothing and to others it may mean everything. I guess it depends on you. The meaning of the question and the answer you're looking for, listening for.
Hypnosis isn't a thing, it isn't something you can hold or touch, is it? If you were to ask me there are a couple of answers that come to mind.
Hypnosis, that is the process of hypnosis, can create wonderful changes in ourselves and others and usually, in my experience, far greater than we could ever imagine. I'll talk about that in a minute.
The second thing that comes to mind is that we are consciously unaware of the power of our unconscious mind and it's with hypnosis that this, our, infinite potential can be realised and experienced.
SO can hypnosis do anything/everything? I believe we can, (yes I meant we) and here's the thing, that is the difference that makes the difference, intention and meaning - "what?" I'll explain.
Intention- I'm referring to the intention of the hypnotist. If a hypnotist believes (I mean really believes) that change can and will occur then with that belief their intention will create the change. The client's unconscious mind will tune in to this and providing the positive intention of the issue/disease is honoured change will happen.
And then there's .....
Meaning- Does the change have meaning to the person being hypnotised?
Do they really want it for themselves? If they got it now would 'juice' them? And even if they can't at the moment imagine having the change (some people can't because they have had the problem so long) if they dared to think how it would be having changed would it be something they want?
If the change is not something the client wants to have happen or is something that someone else wants for that person then why change?
So you may be thinking from all of this that hypnosis doesn't do anything and it's all to do with the hypnotist and the client and in part you're right. To me these are the important ingredients for the process of hypnosis to create any change we desire.
To my mind, it really comes down to the fact that change and learning is made at unconscious level, whether it be emotional, behavioural or physical (healing) and the process of hypnosis works at the unconscious level. With the right ingredients I believe hypnosis can do anything and everything and that you have the infinite potential to have what you want or desire, to be or have it's as simple as that. I hope this gives you thought, a feeling that you want to explore, resonates something inside or that you can see an opportunity to consider that anything is possible when you enlist the help of your very best friend, the friend that is always with (night and day), that only wants the best for you - that's right - your unconscious mind.
By paul Clough Trainer NLP,MPNLP,MPTLT,MH,CHyp
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