‘Is hypnosis real?’, is a question that more and more people are asking, now that it is becoming the therapy of choice with regard to weight loss, phobia, anxiety, depression and low self-esteem, to name just a few.
So, is hypnosis real? Well, it is only within the last decade that science has ‘proved’ that ‘hypnosis’ exists. What do they think we’ve been doing for the last 5,000 years or so? If we relied on science, we’d still be in the Stone age!
Not only is hypnosis real, it’s where you actually spend most of your waking hours. Here’s why –
Hypnosis is merely an altered state of consciousness, where you are neither fully awake nor asleep – like a daydream, reading a good novel, or when you are really concentrating. Anytime you are not thinking about what you are doing, you’re in hypnosis. This comprises some 90% of our daily activities.
Is hypnosis real? Richard Bandler maintains that everything is hypnosis.
I fully concur. You see, everything we do is in line with our emotions, which are in the subconscious mind. So, even when we think we are making ‘hard-headed’ decisions, we are reacting emotionally.
This is why our behavior can be so puzzling; it just makes no sense. Phobia, anxiety, depression, compulsive disorders – including overeating, all fall into this category. That is why hypnosis really is the best tool for making change – it works with the subconscious, emotional mind.