Inducing a person into a state of hypnosis has long been documented. It involves prompting the person being hypnotized into a sub-conscious state that is akin to sleep.
One should however know the difference between sub-conscious and unconscious states of mind; in the latter one is totally cut off from mental and physical stimuli like the state when one faints. Inducing hypnosis has increasingly been put to some novel uses.
By employing technique, an addict can be cured of addiction; a cancer patient can be greatly relieved of his severe pains; obese persons can be helped in shedding weight!
Hypnosis practitioners use different processes for hypnotizing a patient depending upon the type of ailment he/she is suffering from. In case a patient shows symptoms of anxiety or a panic attack, it is instant induction that serves the purpose.
Such inductions are made to last just under ten seconds and prove useful in relieving stress and the related issues. Traditional forms of hypnosis, also referred to as “warm ups”, comprises a long drawn spell is suited for easing situations like anxiety associated with pregnancy.
Medical stats show quite a large number of child births where hypnosis helped the mothers suffering little or no pains in delivery. Conversational i.e. covert hypnosis is one way of putting a person under a hypnotic spell where he/she doesn’t have any idea about being induced.
This type of hypnosis is extremely powerful; but it’s induced by just having a conversation with the subject. Of course, the hypnotist should be well versed in the method for which a thorough understanding of mind’s critical factor is a must.
Instructions about this are available in the form of books, audio/video CDs/ DVDs. These contain detailed instructions as to how this process of covert hypnosis works. Conversational hypnosis is unique in as much as it is so induced that neither the subject nor those present around get to notice it!
Conversational hypnosis courses, some by authors who are well known in the field, are now available online too. Though all claim about theirs being the very best on the procedures, to make sure that you do make significant progress in your persuasive powers with others, you need to make inquiries about the author’s credibility before buying his/her book or material.
One very eminent hypnotist by the name, Mr. Erickson, who laid the foundation of Ericksonian hypnosis, felt apprehensive that passing on his level of knowledge to a layman might be fraught with risk.
He believed that a state of trance could be easily induced by employing his instructions; and irresponsibly used, that may lead to serious repercussions. Many other authors came out with their work incorporating their own techniques about covert hypnosis in published form. It is by way of relaxation and comfort causing vocal tones together with Ericksonian subtle techniques that the subjects’ innermost conscious mind is approached.
Mr. Erickson is no more but his highly effective techniques are being kept as a closely guarded secret by the Milton E. Foundation. It seems there may have been a leakage of the secrets; but don’t believe anyone and everyone who proclaims knowing Mr. Erickson’s techniques.
When you pick up such techniques correctly from a reliable source, you can certainly help people who need mood-improving drugs or giving up addictions and the like.