Hypnosis - ability, sent from above
December 11, 2013
Hypnosis - this is one of the varieties of altered states of consciousness, being in which a person is asleep and awake at the same time, that is, in this state is shown brain activity characteristic of sleep and wakefulness.
Some of the disorders which can be treated with hypnosis:
- Eating disorders: anorexia
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- Anxiety disorder;
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome;
- Lack of self-confidence and connected with the fact that fear of speaking in public, shyness
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, and so on;
- Fears and phobias;
- Premature ejaculation;
Furthermore, in some cases, hypnosis is used in the treatment of gynecological diseases, skin diseases, and for improving athletic performance.
How hypnosis works
First of all, it should be noted that the hypnotic state is still not well understood - it involves no less mysteries than to the state of sleep and dreams
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. Nevertheless, hypnosis has been studied extensively, and the amount of related scientific data is constantly increasing.
To talk about the functioning of hypnosis, it is necessary to remember that the human mind works, at least on two levels - conscious and subconscious. His mind we use to perform daily tasks - with it we make decisions, commit appropriate actions, analyze the results. Subconscious engaged bodily functions, which are carried out spontaneously - such as heartbeat, breathing, blinking, the occurrence of pain signals, and so on. It is also responsible for habitual actions that a person can consciously control, but usually does, almost without thinking. And it is the subconscious begins to actively operate when a person is immersed in a state of hypnosis.
When a person is hypnotized, mind control over it becomes much weaker than usual. This does not mean that the mind goes to sleep for a while - it is simply inferior to their "powers" subconscious. When the hypnotherapist talks to people under the influence of hypnosis, his words are more responsive subconscious. For example, if the hypnotherapist can tell a man that his pulse quickens, the heart will beat faster indeed; when a person is in the normal waking state, an appeal to the subconscious with the same result can not be. If the hypnotized person to say that his arm does not feel anything, it really would be insensitive to touch. Thus, hypnosis - a heightened state of suggestibility in which a person is easier than ever to accept any installation.
One of the most common questions that hypnotherapists hear from their new patients - if they can hypnotize? This is due to the widespread notion that hypnosis is not amenable to all people. In fact, you can hypnotize any normal person - that is, one whose IQ of at least 70 points, and who has no severe mental disorders. It is not easily hypnotized people with IQ below 40 points, and those who abuse alcohol or take drugs.
There are many types of hypnosis induction or introduction into a hypnotic state. Typically, the hypnotherapist simply talking with the patient, while he looks at one point. Sometimes the patient is sitting or lying down with his eyes closed, and hypnotherapist helps him to relax completely, and gradually immerse themselves in a state of hypnosis. In any case, the patient will not give any medication unless hypnotherapist not a doctor and does not come to the conclusion that in the case can be useful medicines to help relax.
Common misconceptions about hypnosis
One of the most common fears associated with hypnosis is that a hypnotherapist can use hypnosis with bad intentions - for example, to seduce or manipulate human patient for any purpose
. This misconception we owe movies and books, and in fact, hypnosis is not omnipotent
. The founder of modern hypnosis, Milton Erickson, conducted a series of experiments trying to using hypnosis to force the person to commit a variety of minor offenses
. In the laboratory, even when a person is in a state of hypnosis, I knew that this is just an experiment, such manipulations checkered
. However, outside the laboratory, in situations where offenses might have real consequences, the people refused to obey the hypnotherapist
. Erickson concluded that hypnosis can not be used to force a person to do things against his will
. Moreover, contrary to another popular myth, against the will of man can not be put into a state of hypnosis
. Perhaps the exceptions are people with very high levels of suggestibility, but most people can be hypnotized unless they agree to it
Another popular misconception - under hypnosis can give their darkest secrets. In fact, hypnosis - this is not the truth serum and hypnosis a person is able to lie well, as always. While under hypnosis, he is aware of everything that happens (according to some sources, hypnotized people are aware of everything, even better than usual), and will not say what they would like to hide.
Hypnosis - it's not a magic ritual and a hypnotherapist can not force a person to fly or walk through walls: the laws of physics remain in effect regardless of whether the condition is your consciousness.
Hypnosis can not help everyone. Someone hypnosis helps eliminate dependencies, someone - to find the roots of psychological problems, has long repressed from consciousness, but for some people it is practically useless.
In general, hypnosis, contrary to yet another misconception, requires the efforts of two people: a hypnotherapist and the patient. To Hypnosis acted, the patient should not just let the "work on yourself", and sincerely wish to get rid of their problems, to trust a hypnotherapist, believe in yourself and do not relate to hypnosis as the fun: it is - a medicine, but exactly how it will work, It depends largely on the person who receives it.
How to cheer up: a holiday every day
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- How to cheer up: a holiday every day
- Look around
- Irrepressible positive
Sometimes it stretched Monday for a week, and in a bad mood and apathy prevented relax on the weekends. The reason for a bad mood can be different - you might be exasperated boss, do not understand the domestic, laundry, or accumulated. Regardless of the circumstances, you can use the simple but effective ways to lift your mood, distributing them on the day of the week. If until Sunday a bad mood will not leave you, Monday repeat again.
Call a friend
Well, do not tushuytes. Pick up the phone and call someone. Do not use e-mail. Email correspondence is impersonal, devoid of emotion
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(No matter how many smiles you have not used), and it will never replace live communication. Talking with a friend or acquaintance, you cheer and feel the influx of endorphins - the hormones responsible for good mood.
Write a letter to a relative
See above for advice on e-mail. Select a loved one, which have not communicated, and write him how much his love and appreciate how glad he is in your life. Or just write what happens to you, tell a funny story or anecdote - in short, anything that raises the spirits.
Not necessarily sweating in the gym to feel better. Go for a walk, get some fresh air. If the weather is not too has to take walks, go to the mall, if possible. Just move, do not lie on the couch. Believe me, you will feel the difference.
On a sheet of paper, write what you think you did "wrong" in the past, or list their shortcomings and omissions. Forgive yourself. Completely. If you are not sure that you can be forgiven for wrongdoing done, choose a less serious "transgression", which you can afford to let go.
Take a relaxing bath or an invigorating shower
You may have already washed in the morning, but warm relaxing bath with foam or douches
Douches - effectiveness is proven time
will help you to refresh perceptions and take a fresh look at the situation.
Place your order
Sometimes mess around cause feelings of helplessness and hopelessness. If you are in the office, use your lunch break to clear your desktop of trash and waste paper. House select a room and point it in order. Maybe cleaning should start with the organization of space, where you throw the bills, keys and other small items. Organization of the surrounding area to help organize thoughts and lift your spirits.
Plan a lunch or dinner in a restaurant
Choose one day of the following week and invite a friend or loved (favorite) for lunch or dinner. Firstly, you now have something to look forward, anticipating a future meeting, and secondly, you will be able to visit a new restaurant.
Set yourself achievable goal
It turns out that if you imagine that our busy life - it's just a collection of many small, but doable task, we can feel the joy and satisfaction of even the most insignificant achievement. Unfortunately, this conventional wisdom is not known to all, for most of us, life has become a race in a vicious circle, with no end in any pleasure. Promise yourself to do three reports on the work this week or cook dinner - twice. Agree, this is no big deal, but the satisfaction you get when you complete the task.
Start a blog
This can be a diary of gratitude, logbook, literary or kinodnevnik (which you record impressions of the books they read or watched movies). Blog can be paper or virtual. Its purpose - to serve as a platform for any statements, including the negative that brings us to the point of 10 ...
Give vent to emotions
How should I weep. If you have lost a loved one or suffered another loss, it is best to give vent to tears. Let go with them and bad emotion. Do not count on immediate relief, but after a while you feel better. In no case do not keep emotions in themselves, especially anger, despair or disappointment - they destroy. Call a friend or relative, share with them their grief.