What is Transpersonal Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a natural state of deep relaxation, similar to daydreaming.pnosis is a We go into a hypnotic state several times throughout any give day--when we drive to a destination but don't remember how we got there, when we become completely absorbed in a movie, when we are listening intently to a speech, or when we are obsessively thinking about an interaction we had with someone. You can never be made to do anything you don't want to do while in an hypnotic state. Hypnotherapy is a form of therapy that uses hypnosis to help clients resolve their problems and achieve their goals. During hypnosis, hypnotherapist and client embark on a journey together to uncover the cause(s) of the issue being dealt with and then transform it into the change desired. Sometimes the cause doesn't need to be uncovered and the client simply desires to receive hypnotic suggestions to make the changes they're looking for. In some cases, this is appropriate. But in many cases, uncovering the cause of the problem is necessary in order for the problem to be resolved completely, but also for the client to gain insight into herself. Understanding and insight are powerful vehicles for transformation and it is transformation that creates permanent changes.
Aristotle once said: "A vivid imagination compels the body to obey." Researchers have recently discovered how amazing the mind-body connection is through bio- and neurofeedback therapies. Studies have also confirmed the effectiveness of hypnosis as a successful tool for reducing and even eliminating pain. Guy H. Montgomery, Ph.D., a leading researcher in the field, conducted extensive research on hypnosis and pain management at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where he is the Director of the Integrative Behavioral Medicine Program. (http://www.apa.org/monitor/2011/01/hypnosis.aspx).
Only about 10% of the information in our minds is conscious; the rest is subconscious. Within the subconscious mind is the cause of every problem we have. Knowledge and understanding of the self are transformational experiences and sometimes just knowing why we have a particular problem is enough for it to resolve itself. At other times, certain methods are needed before it can be resolved, such as visualization, regression therapy, etc.
Transpersonal Hypnotherapy focuses on the connection to the deeper self. The problems we experience in our lives, if approached as signposts guiding us to a more authentic experience of ourselves, can transform our lives not only on the surface level of our lives, such as our careers and relationships, but it can also connect us with the deeper parts of ourselves that give us meaning. Ironically, the more we run from experiencing our feelings, the further the divide between our deeper and authentic selves and our egoic worldly selves. It's our connection to our deeper selves that makes us feel centered and confident.
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