Mind Over Matter: Is Hypnosis For Real?
Have you ever gone to a magic show and watched an audience member get hypnotized by a crafty magician and you sat back in your chair wondering if hypnosis was actually for real? How could this person sitting there actually believe he or she was being hypnotized? Your own thoughts ran wild wondering whether this was an act and the participant was paid to play the part. James Braid, a Scottish physician introduced hypnotism in over 170 years ago. What about self hypnosis? Is that for real?
In hypnosis, the subject is experiencing an awakened state, yet their attention is extremely honed in on the suggestions of the hypnotizer. Thus, this person is highly susceptible to acknowledging these suggestions as their own—therefore, changing their future behavior to model this suggestion.
Self hypnosis is when you are make the strong suggestion to yourself about something and your subconscious takes on that suggestion or belief as if it is the truth. James Braid has recounted his own experience with self hypnosis. According to these theories of self hypnosis, subliminal messages deliver powerful messages to our subconscious mind and embolden our psyche with the need to change our behavioral patterns and beliefs all because of these messages.
There is a difference between hypnosis, self hypnosis and subliminal messages targeting our minds. In hypnosis, there has to be a participant and the hypnotizer who makes the suggestions while the participant is in this hypnotized state. In self hypnosis, the individual makes the suggestions to him or herself and is hoping to see the desired changes to behavioral patterns. Subliminal messages are more under the radar and you can be working or watching TV and these messages are sent to your subconscious mind, in the end also causing a possible changes in behavior.
Why would someone want to partake in any of these hypnotic techniques? Perhaps he or she experiences sleep deprivation or has trouble with public speaking. Maybe they would like to better their chances of having a good night sleep or be better able to speak with purpose and clarity in public. Another reason that people want to undergo hypnosis or self hypnosis or utilize subliminal messages is to stop smoking or change other bad habits they may be doing but are unable to stop. People also use these mental procedures to delve into the subconscious mind in order to help victims remember details of crimes against them so that the police will have more details to assist in catching the perpetrators.
The best way to achieve change in our behaviors and thought processes is to get into the subconscious mind and make suggestive thoughts in order to change continual behaviors in our lives. Hypnosis and self hypnosis and subliminal messages are a tried and true process towards changing our behaviors.
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