The amazing news is that this is very possible and remarkably easy through hypnosis. It’s important to know that hypnosis is nothing more than a relaxed state. Forget all you’ve seen of stage hypnotists who turn their laughing audience into chickens or make people fall in love with a fire hydrant. Hypnosis is simply deep relaxation. The client remains in complete control.
We actually enter states of hypnosis all day long as we go about our lives. Vegging in front of the TV, oblivious that three hours have passed by, and that we ate all the Ben & Jerry’s. Driving home, only to wonder how we got to the front door, while our conscious mind had been rehearsing tomorrow’s crucial client meeting. Talking on the phone while cooking and then wondering how the meal reached the table. These are just some examples of how our sub-conscious takes care of things. It’s the so-called auto pilot that allows us to do physical tasks while we are busy thinking of something else.
And so hypnosis is a natural state that we go in and out of as a normal part of our day. No chickens or fire hydrants involved.
Don’t ever expect to “feel hypnotised” when you have a hypnosis session. The nervous system is simply put into a deeply relaxed state. In this state the sub-conscious mind is more accessible. From there, through working with a trained expert, we can enter the unconscious mind, and the magic of Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT®) begins.
Illness and Hypnosis
Many illnesses are actually triggered in the mind, invariably by some sort of response to anxiety. Indeed, more than 70% of all illnesses are created or aggravated by stress. Some experts believe it’s as high as 90%. We are social animals whose one purpose is to stay alive. Humans as social animals need to do this by connecting and avoiding rejection. Ironically the mind might learn that becoming ill in some way might actually be a mechanism to achieve this. Being cared for by others, which is one of our deepest human needs, is just one example of how this might manifest. But there are a fascinating number of ways, as unique as humans themselves.
As unlikely as it sounds, you’d be amazed how many people have gone on to full recoveries from their given ailment. Far from the cure being the miracle, it’s always striking just how incredible the mind has been in trying to protect its owner. To give one recent example many sufferers of Long Covid are going on to have complete recovery from their symptoms, following hypnosis. It often appears the illness is no longer there, but the mind and then subsequently the body’s response to the illness, are. Working with the mind it’s possible to create new physical, healing responses within the body to heal the remaining symptoms.
High Performance and Hypnosis
Not only available for treating presenting problems hypnosis can also be used for high performance. Training one’s mind provides the competitive advantage in today’s world. This game-changing field is backed by science. High performers across an array of fields are tapping into its profound power. We’ve known for a long time how important visualisation can be for performance.
Using Olympic athletes as an example, the most successful Olympians invariably use hypnotherapy and visualisation to achieve their success. When comparing a group that practiced their skill, a group that practiced and visualised performing their skill, and a group that purely visualised performing their skill, it was found that the group that purely visualised were the top performers at the Olympics. Under hypnosis the effect of visualisation is amplified and even more striking.
Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT®) really can be used in so many ways.