How Hypnosis is Shifting..
What can Hypnosis do for Us
The perception of hypnosis in society is constantly shifting . New movies come out about hypnosis, new modalities are patented, and more and more stories about people overcoming their addictions from a hypnosis session hit thousands of hypnotists' yelp pages. And people are becoming more curious about what hypnosis is and what it can do for us.
According to the American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, "A state of consciousness involving focused attention and reduced peripheral awareness characterized by an enhanced capacity for response to suggestion." (Elkins et al., 2015).
This definition summarizes the desirable parts of hypnosis, being in a very focused state of mind, and also having an enhanced capacity for suggestion. The suggestions are determined by what the client is using hypnosis for, stress, quitting smoking or changing another association. As I mentioned this definition is from a CLINICAL hypnosis journal not an entertainment hypnosis journal. Hypnosis is used to help people with their addictions and self defeating behaviors in a clinical and private setting that can be done over zoom. For questions on how hypnosis can help you, please feel free to contact me.