Welcome to my newest blog post, I have not done one in a while, so it's a privilege to be able to find the time to write a fresh blog post on this special day. These posts are not really planned out that much but it's really whatever I am thinking during a particular week or day :) ..So today I am going to bring it right back to basics this time and will explain what exactly is the 'hypnotic state of mind' and how it's quite possible that you have already been hypnotized, even without you knowing....
I still have people say to me that 'Oh Trevor I can't be hypnotized' and 'It doesn't work for me', etc. etc. When someone says this, it's a really case of not actually understanding what hypnosis is and in some cases still buying into the 'myths' about hypnosis, for example that hypnosis is some mystical state or spell that only an all powerful hypnotist can put you into. You will also hear people regularly use the term 'going under hypnosis'. Unfortunately some of these myths are propagated by TV, radio and glossy mags which misinform people, usually though 30 second soundbytes. 'Hypnotic stage' and 'mentalist' shows also, while entertaining, do not do anything to dispel those false myths.
The truth is that all hypnosis is 'Self-Hypnosis' and everyone has experienced it. Have you ever for example 'daydreamed'? or become lost in a moment? or lost in a song? Well if you have that is the hypnotic state. Anytime you go within yourself and the outside world seems to fade away...we all do this, in fact in order to go asleep at night (and wake up in the morning) one must pass though the hypnotic state. Even though you might hear a stage hypnotist saying it sometimes, hypnosis is however NOT 'sleep' but a state of focused concentration as our mind and body relaxes. Whenever your mind and body relaxes that 'IS' the hypnotic state. Even watching the TV, have a look a peoples eyes as they glaze over and enter into the hypnotic 'trance' state. Hypnosis is all around us!
With my clients, I sometimes use the analogy of an artist, who is about to begin a new painting..
When we are in the 'waking' state this is sometimes called the 'Beta' state of awareness. Then when our mind and body relaxes and we go into the hypnotic state it is often called the 'Alpha' state. Once we are in this state we begin to use our 'right' brain much more, meaning our imaginative, visual and creative faculties come to the surface. You see, we live in a dominant 'left' brained society which is very logical and linear, but sometimes can hold us back and give us false thoughts and doubts. It is often called the 'monkey mind' which holds our limitations in place. When an individual enters into the hypnotic state, the critical factor of the conscious monkey mind is by-passed. We can then allow out our full creativity, potential and belief in ourselves. We access our 'inner knowing' and 'higher selves'. Doing this, we can learn so much better and re-wire and re-program ourselves in so many helpful and beneficial ways. So, whether it be to stop smoking, lose weight or get rid of stress, the hypnotic state is a wonderful thing. Part of every program I deliver is teaching Self' Hypnosis, so you can continue to experience the benefits from hypnosis long after you leave my office! I hope you learned sometime from this blog post, so until next time ......wishing ALL a beautiful week :)
© Trevor Eivers 2017
My name is Trevor Eivers and I am based in Waterford, Ireland. I am a Certified Consulting Hypnotist (since 2010) with the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH), which is the largest hypnosis body in the world with over 14,000 members in 83 different countries worldwide. I am also a Certified NLP practitioner. I love my job in which I help everyday people with everyday issues. Contact me at or check me out online at waterford-hypnosis.com or Facebook at : https://www.facebook.com/pages/Trevor-Eivers-Hypnosis/177881245578285