Rebirth Of An Ancient Miracle
Wm. Skillas, PhD, DD, BCH, CI, FNGH, MCCHt
is the only modality that allows direct access to the
subconscious mind and that's where all the problems
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.
IS THIS HAPPENING?
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.
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.