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How does hypnosis work?

December 11, 2011 by relax  
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Question by First: How does hypnosis work?
So I guess there is a wall. Hypnosis aims to get passed that wall and enter suggestions. Am I correct?

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Answer by Ian
Hypnosis works by bypassing the conscious mind and communicating with the subconscious.

The conscious mind enables us to focus upon the here and now. For example when you are concentrating on the act of driving it is your conscious mind that focuses on the road ahead, potential hazards, other road users and so-forth.

However the driving skills that you learned, how to change stick shift for example, are stored in your subconscious. It is, in effect, the storage area for information in your brain. When you need to make a conscious decision your conscious mind pulls the information it needs from the subconscious and acts upon it.

Therefore, as hypnosis changes the information stored in the subconscious it effectively changes peoples behaviour when their conscious mind acts upon that new information.

There are other factors to consider and various methods and approaches to hypnosis but, at a very basic level, it is the hypnotic process of communicating with the subconscious that is most important.

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One Response to “How does hypnosis work?”
  1. blair p says:

    The “wall” you’re referring to is known as the critical mind. It’s the perceptive part of your brain that vets the validity of everything you experience. When a hypnotist has relaxed or thrown that function out of balance it becomes more ready to feed your subconscious suggestions in place of facts. The imagination will overpower reasoning every time without fail. Same reason you feel afraid when you’re alone at night and you start toying with idea you’re being followed by something. No reason to be afraid, you’ve just planted an idea in your own brain that you can’t shake because imagination is so strong.

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