Hypnotherapy, Rebirth Of An Ancient Miracle

By Charles Wm. Skillas, PhD, DD, BCH, CI, FNGH, MCCHt


Hypnotherapy is the only modality that allows direct access to the subconscious mind and that's where all the problems are!

According to Dr. John C. Hughes (NGH), Hypnosis today is experiencing the greatest upsurge of widespread public acclaim that has been seen in the two centuries since Franz Mesmer had the French aristocracy agog with his healing miracles in the 1790s. Institutions now teach hypnotherapy. Bookstores are filled with a proliferation of hypnosis publications and its wonders. Medical doctors are recommending their patients to Hypnotherapists. Membership in the National Guild of Hypnotists, the worlds premier Hypnotherapy Organization, has increased by 6000 per cent over the last six years.

People are looking for alternative forms of healing and they have discovered the power of Hypnotherapy to change their lives for the better. It Boils down to the fact that hypnosis is the only healing modality that allows direct access to the subconscious mind where all illness starts, and many authorities say that 85% of all illness is psychosomatic... some say 99%.

There is no need to believe in hypnosis; any more than one need believe in electricity to toast his bread for breakfast or turn the light on. It just works. Hypnosis operates on its own. One simply uses it, the same way you plug in any electrical appliance when you require it. A Scottish physician, Dr. James Braid, coined the term hypnotism in 1841. Braid noticed that trances occurred when the subject was relaxed, eyes closed, in a state resembling sleep. So, he called this state "Hypnosis" from the Greek word "Hypnos", meaning sleep. Hypnosis is definitely not sleep, Whatever sleep is, hypnosis is not.... Hypnosis is an altered state in which one approaches peak concentration ability. Hypnosis may look like sleep but, it is really nearer to total concentration that obstructs irrelevant sensory data. It is like the concentration experienced when engrossed in a very fascinating book. If you get very involved, you might not hear anything else.

Hypnosis is not sleep because the hypnotized person is awake and alert. Measured brain waves of a hypnotized person are those of one who is awake and not of someone asleep. Actually, in hypnosis you are more alert than in your normal state of awareness. The subconscious mind and the conscious mind are completely inaccessible in sleep. In hypnosis, the subconscious is very accessible and highly suggestible. Rather than a form of sleep, hypnosis is actually an induced receptiveness of the subconscious mind in which awareness is focused and concentrated. Technically, hypnosis is simply bypassing the critical factor of the conscious mind and establishing selective thinking. The hypnotized person just stands back and lets whatever is there come through unencumbered by judgments, evaluation or analysis. It is just what is there in the imagination, as the imagination under hypnosis is the subconscious mind.


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