Uncovering the Benefits of Hypnosis You’re getting sleepy… Very sleepy… You’ve probably heard that phrase before, and imagery that follows is usually a dapper gent swinging a pocket watch in front of someone’s face, or maybe you imagine that iconic swirling black and white spiral ready to take anyone who stares into it long enough to a dream-like trance. While there’s no way to completely undo the effects of this hypnosis cliché and the usual skepticism; The fact is, hypnosis is a genuine psychological phenomenon that has valid uses in clinical practice. Simply put, hypnosis is a state of highly focused attention or concentration, often associated with relaxation, and heightened suggestibility. 1. You Experience Hypnosis Every Day It sounds too good to be true, but studies have shown being hypnotized can relieve the pain from an allergic reaction, a burn or insect bite. Influencing your mind through hypnosis controls your body’s response to the ailment and with the help of an experienced hypnotist, individuals can master the skill of guiding their body to control the effect of their condition. It is possible to persuade your body into reducing swelling, inflammation or blistering. Hypnosis simply allows you to access your natural healing ability. 2. Hypnosis Can Reduce or Eliminate Pain All hypnosis is self-induced. When you sit in front of your favorite TV show or become engrossed in a good book, you are experiencing a hypnotic trance-like state. Have you ever taken a trip while in a car or train and have reached your destination without paying any attention to the moving scenery, and are surprised to find yourself at the end of the trip? Again you have experienced a mild hypnotic state, as the comfortable movement of the car and the rolling scenery have created a rhythmic experience. 3. It is Impossible to Get Stuck in a Trance Have you seen the movie Office Space where the main character gets stuck in a hilariously nonchalant state after experiencing an accidentally botched hypnosis session? It makes a good movie plot, but REAL Hypnosis is nothing like that. While you are under the effects of hypnosis, you always remain fully in control of your body and senses. Even being in an influenceable mindset under hypnosis, you’ll still be aware of all external sounds and can move your body freely – for instance scratching an itch or repositioning yourself in a seat. Should the need arise, you will also be able to come out of the hypnotic state instantly, by simply opening your eyes. However, Doing this without counting back into wakefulness, may make you feel slightly disorientated for a few minutes – much like being woke up abruptly from a deep sleep – so isn’t recommended. 4. Hypnosis Can Strengthen Your Personality Everyone has a good side, but sometimes the best part of your personality may not shine as bright or as often as you’d like. Hypnosis can focus on increasing your positive personality traits. It can influence you to become more confident, outspoken, assertive, and more aware of positive aspects that make you more positive about yourself and your abilities. The power of hypnotic suggestion can provide a trigger for increasing your awareness of your own personal development. Hypnosis can also relieve stress, fears, negative and unwanted behavior patterns, and encourage more positive responses to situations you may struggle with. Hypnosis can also be a tool to improve concentration, helping you get better results with studying and work assignments. 5. Hypnosis Can Help You Conquer Your Fears “The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.” – H. P. Lovecraft What is holding you back? Fear is said to be the biggest contributing factor of not living up to your true potential. Fear of failure, rejection, or maybe you can’t quite put your finger on it. Causes of phobias and fears can be identified and then released by using hypnosis. An experienced hypnotist can help you safely uncover and overcome your fears. With the use of hypnosis techniques combined with positive affirmations, it is possible to permanently release and remove the fear. In its place, your mind will accept the positive suggestion which will enable you to lead your life free from fears. 6. Hypnosis Can Be Fun & Entertaining In addition to all of the great ways to utilize hypnosis, it can also be incredibly fun and entertaining. Hypnosis is such a versatile and safe way to get everyone at your event interacting, laughing, and having night guests will be talking about for years to come – no open bar or hangovers required! From corporate entertainment (that even HR can enjoy), graduation parties, colleges, weddings, and beyond the possibilities are endless. You should find a hypnotist that is willing to customize their show to fit the mood of your event and guests’ needs. Choosing a reputable and personable hypnotist is key and will give you the most “bang for your buck” for your event. Using entertainment hypnotism is not only a fun way to create lasting memories and encourages camaraderie for all events; when used in a corporate setting, it can lead to increased sales & productivity as well.