THE RESERVOIR OF OUR UNLIMITED POTENTIAL.
In hypnosis we address the subconscious mind.
The hypnotic state, or trance state, allows to suspend the conscious mental activity, to have access to the immense power of the subconscious, which facilitates the re-evaluation and/or reframing of our resources, our believes and our programming, them being useful or not, or even destructive.
What is Hypnosis?
The dictionary defines it as “a state of concentrated attention where the subconscious mind is able to take suggestion without censoring the material with the conscious mind.”
The definition itself suggests that an environment for change is created in this process. With the conscious mind “out of the way” the subconscious mind is able to absorb images which can change behavior, and feeling states that have been problematic, or no longer useful.
Bypassing the “Critical Factor”
There is a part of the Conscious Mind called the critical factor. The critical factor is similar to a soldier or guard stationed at the door between the Conscious Mind and the Subconscious Mind. Armed with the positive intention of protecting us, constantly alert he has the power to accept or reject suggestions. Because change is sometimes viewed as a threat, any suggestion that does not match the existing programming in the sub conscious mind is automatically rejected. That is how it accomplishes its goal of protecting us.
The hypnotic trance or state of trance, suspends the critical factor in the conscious mind activity, enabling access to the enormous power of the subconscious mind, facilitating the process of reevaluation and /or reframing of our resources, beliefs, and our beneficial or our negative programming. The basic premise of hypnoses is the subconscious mind is a reservoir of our experiences and numerous resources, with a capacity to make connections, new associations and realizations. The Conscious Mind can still make decisions in a hypnotic state, but you are in control while your subconscious is receptive to the suggestions that you decide to accept.