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How NLP is used with Hypnosis?

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All successful communication is hypnosis. —Milton H. Erickson,M.D.

Words were originally magic and to this day words have retained much of their ancient magical power. —Sigmund Freud, 1915

Hypnosis is a state of mind in which the critical facility of the human is bypassed and selective thinking established.  – Dave Elman (1900-1967)

WHAT IS HYPNOSIS?

            Simply put, hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness characterized by heightened susceptibility to suggestion. Under hypnosis, suggestions bypass the critical faculties of normal consciousness and directly enter the subconscious mind–where “if accepted,” they are acted upon. The deeper the level of hypnosis, the greater the subject’s suggestibility.

WHAT IS HYPNOSIS?


Simply put, hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness characterized by heightened susceptibility to suggestion. Under hypnosis, suggestions bypass the critical faculties of normal consciousness and directly enter the subconscious mind–where “if accepted,” they are acted upon. The deeper the level of hypnosis, the greater the subject’s suggestibility.

            This entire process is based upon the fact that while our conscious thought processes use inductive reasoning, our subconscious uses only deductive reasoning. Once a suggestion is accepted by the subconscious, it is automatically transformed into reality. It does not matter if the suggestion originates from an internal source (i.e. self-hypnosis) or an external one (the operator). Indeed, the distinction between autosuggestion and heterosuggestion is considered to be both arbitrary and superficial.

The origin of Hypnosis

According to William Edmonston in The Induction of Hypnosis, trance states and the seeds for hypnosis began with the ancient Hindus. Later, ancient Greeks in the fifth century B.C. used “sleep temples” to help cure people. Most of the other ancients, including the Romans, used words to create spells. They also usually placed their hands on or over people to move the “magnetic energy” within them.

Hypnosis is thought to work by altering our state of consciousness in such a way that the analytical left side of the brain is turned off, while the non-analytical right side is made more alert. The conscious control of the mind is inhibited, and the subconscious mind awoken.

Hypnosis is used by NLP Trainers to help others heal faster, leave depression behind, and overcome physical afflictions as well as emotional problems such as addictions. Besides it can reduce physical pain, improve performance in sports, and even strengthen our muscles – all from our armchair!

Hypnosis is used for more than just solving problems.

We use hypnosis to help people with emotional conditions because these conditions have core hypnotic aspects to them.

But we don’t just use hypnosis to overcome difficulties. For instance it can be used with world-famous musicians, sportspeople, and artists and businessmen to maximize their creative performance.

Using hypnosis for success and happiness

Yes, we use hypnosis to help people overcome emotional difficulties. But we can also use it to help ourselves perform exceptionally, taking us closer to all kinds of success. We can use it to not to just survive, but to thrive like never before.

We can first use it to help clear away the blockages to success, like excessive fear of anything that is deeply rooted in our sub-conscious, self-doubt, self-consciousness, and shyness or emotional insecurity.

NLP enables you to use language to affect neuro-associations so you can change behavior.

The end result is that you drop mental and emotional programs that don’t serve you; and replace them with new more empowering ones often using highly specific step-by-step systems.

How NLP benefits through hypnosis:

Well, basically it generates amazing results in different areas:

  • learn faster
  • turn negatives into positives 
  • overcome fears and phobias 
  • influence and persuade others 
  • improve relationships 
  • program yourself to achieve goals 

You name it and the combination of NLP and hypnosis would allow you to achieve spectacular results in whatever area of life you’d like to change or improve.

The theory is that if you could use NLP in hypnosis you’d produce amazing results in a short period of time.

Mugdha is a NLP master practitioner and students' mind coach. She is excellent in teaching memory techniques to students and enable them to enjoy learning.