What is hypnosis?
Hypnosis, in simple words, is a natural relaxed mental state, a state of focused attention, and heightened receptivity. People in a hypnotic state may look like sleeping, but internally they are aware of everything that's happening around them.
We all go through a hypnosis state on a daily basis. When we get engrossed and become super focused on a book, a movie, or even while playing a game or work we are experiencing hypnosis!
Can everyone be hypnotised?
Yes, most people can be hypnotised to some extent. The degree to which they get hypnotised varies. Some people form naturally better hypnotic subjects than others. Their expectations and openness would be contributing factors to their hypnosis experience.
What's the difference between hypnotherapy and stage hypnosis?
Stage hypnosis is a form of entertainment, with specific settings, specific strategies, and purposes, and with different levels of training and professionalism on the part of the hypnotist. To ensure successful performance, stage hypnotists employ various strategies which start with the selection of the subject. Stage hypnosis can be entertaining as it is more like a performing art.
Hypnotherapy, on the other hand, is intervention-based. Through hypnosis, the therapist helps people overcome their personal/psychological challenges like fears, addictions, and so forth, this is usually done in a private, professional environment.
Is hypnosis the same as being asleep or unconscious?
No, hypnosis is not the same as being asleep or unconscious. Subjects might fall asleep during the session, in which case you are no longer in hypnosis and your therapist would wake you up. During the hypnotherapy session, you are highly focused that you would be able to speak and respond to your therapist.
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