Have you noticed that there are days when you get in your car and arrive at your destination without realizing how you got there? This is the perfect example of a trance state. Driving on autopilot through our subconscious is a form of trance or hypnosis.
Every day we are unconsciously hypnotizing ourselves. If we think about it, we spend around 97% of our day working and functioning with our subconscious mind and only 3% with our conscious mind.
Every time we listen to that voice in our head and daydream we are hypnotizing ourselves.
Which brings us to the question: are all people hypnotizable?
Much is said that if a person has a very strong will or is too analytical, they cannot reach the state of hypnosis. Unfortunately, most of the education and information that exists in our society about hypnosis comes from television shows where this powerful and healing tool is used for entertainment.
The truth is that we are all “hypnotizable”, since the therapeutic process of hypnosis is a team effort between the professional and the patient. In the therapeutic aspect, this is key so that together we can achieve the best possible result.
Hypnosis can be used to improve everyone’s quality of life, healing fears, phobias and helping with other physical problems such as chronic pain or addictions.
When we are in our state of formation between zero and seven years of age, all the experiences we live are stored directly in our subconscious. So the root of many of our behavioral or mental health problems come from situations we have experienced, often traumatic for a minor who does not have the tools to deal with divorces, accidents or other types of experiences.
But because all of this happens in our subconscious, we are not aware every day to the reason for certain tics, need for control or certain apprehension that we may have for one thing or another.
When we have a phobia that causes commotion in our day to day life, we consciously ask ourselves why are we experiencing this situation. Let’s take the example of a person who was driving with his young son, when in the middle of the road the mother (driver) had to stop in an emergency because the child was in poor health. The situation was resolved and the mother was able to continue driving to the destination, but after this situation, every time she got into the car she would have a panic attack.
Working with the person, it was concluded that it was his subconscious mind that had created this reaction as a form of protection so as not to go through a stressful and potentially dangerous situation every time she drove her car. And this is because the number one mission of our subconscious mind is to protect us at all costs and it does not care how this affects our quality of life on a day-to-day basis.
And even if it has a good intention, it is also important to work with it with tools like hypnosis to establish a dialogue and find a better way to obtain the same result of protection, but with an improved quality of life.
Hypnosis is a practice that has been used for a long time. Already in 1700 there are records that hypnosis was used during surgical procedures. Isn’t the potential of this technique incredible?
What happens when we use hypnosis to heal a phobia, tic, fear, etc.?
On the mobile, when there is an app or something goes wrong in the operation of the machine, we have the possibility of going to the settings and choosing the option to “restore factory settings”.
Hypnosis works in the same direction. With a good therapist it is possible to achieve rapid changes from the first session. Obviously we are all different and depending on what we need to heal, the number of sessions can change. But thanks to the new techniques used within hypnosis, it is not necessary to go 22 times to consultations to “restore factory settings” in our subconscious. Nor is it necessary to relive any traumatic situation that may have triggered what we want to heal. The subconscious is illogical and does not follow the rules of our conscious mind, so it is flexible and extremely creative in creating new solutions for what consciously ails us.
The line that runs through every healing process is the same: compassion.
For this reason, it is important to find the right professional with whom we feel comfortable and with whom we feel that we can work as a team at a pace that is good for us.
And not only find a professional that suits us but also be compassionate and loving with ourselves whenever we feel inadequate for believing ourselves incurable or incorrigible. Remember that our conscious mind cannot understand why we are addicted to sugar or why we are phobic about one thing or another, and this can cause us great frustration.
Although hypnosis is still seen almost as something eccentric at a therapeutic level, its effects and the scope it can have in improving our quality of life are immense. Science and its new advances in the studies of the conscious and subconscious mind are supporting this idea.
I invite you to investigate more about how we work at a subconscious level and seek advice and help if you think this technique would be the most appropriate to start living life more fully, in coherence with the desires of the heart for a happy and healthy life.