A happy Saturday afternoon, my friends. I'm Joshua Rey Peters, and I help my clients by creating a place, conditions, for them to make change in their life. One powerful way that I do this is through the power of hypnosis. And what is hypnosis? This is a question that's asked a lot and it's a really tough question to answer.
Roy Hunter's book, The Art of Hypnosis, gives us a couple definitions.
The Mosby Medical Encyclopedia defines hypnosis as, "A passive trance-like state that resembles normal sleep, during which perception and memory are changed, resulting in increased responsiveness to suggestion." That's one way to describe it.
Charles Tebbetts defines hypnosis in a little bit different way. He says, "There's no legal definition of hypnosis, that Webster's dictionary describes it incorrectly as an artificially induced sleep." It's not actually sleep, it's actually a naturally occurring state of mind, and it's induced normally in everyday living much more often than it is induced artificially. We're going through hypnosis and hypnotic moments all the time.
Every time we become engrossed in a novel or a motion picture, we are in a natural hypnotic trance. Doctor John Hughes also describes this about hypnosis. He says, "Hypnosis is one of the seven wonders of the modern psychology. No one really knows what hypnosis is, but then no one knows what electricity is either, yet that doesn't deter its usefulness."
These are some different definitions of what is hypnosis. Like Doctor Hughes said, we really don't know what hypnosis is, however, we do know how it works. Hypnosis uses focus and imagination. Using focus and imagination, we are able to speak to the subconscious mind to alter our internal beliefs, and by altering our beliefs, we create change in our mind, change in our body. Change in our body/mind.
That's a quick synopsis of, "What is Hypnosis?" The next thing we'll talk about at another time is, "What is this subconscious mind?"
Hypnosis results will vary from person to person.
Individual results should not be seen as typical of all clients.