Researchers have divided brain functions into four levels of cycles-per-second activity:
BETA: Normal daytime consciousness - critical thought level
ALPHA: Relaxation level - beginning to awaken in the morning and crossing over into sleep at night
THETA: Early stages of sleep - deep reverie state - associated with creative thinking - corresponds with medium to deep levels of hypnosis
DELTA: Profound sleep - dream state.
That’s it! There’s no place else to go! Hypnosis can’t put you into any place other than those four brain wave levels. For most people, hypnosis is mid-alpha range activity and although you are definitely in hypnosis, you remain fully conscious of everything that is going on. Hypnosis is simply a matter of setting aside the conscious mind, to one degree or another, and selectively focusing one’s attention on either a particular point or a whole range of experiences. Because of the hyper-suggestibility inherent in the alpha and theta levels, positive programming is extremely effective in helping to create positive change. Hypnosis is a perfectly safe programming technique that can benefit anyone of normal intelligence!
SOME IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT HYPNOSIS
A hypnotized person does not go to sleep or lose touch with reality.
They are aware of everything going on around them. Most people don’t recognize the state of hypnosis, expecting to become unconscious. Unless they are the one in ten who easily achieve the deep, or somnambulistic, level of hypnosis, this is not at all what the experience is like. They remain completely aware of everything going on around them. This does not mean that they weren’t hypnotized. It simply means that they are experiencing a hypnotic level somewhere between a light and medium state which, for purposes of behavior and habit modification, is generally more effective than deeper level hypnosis.
Directly proposed hypnotic suggestions cannot make a person do anything contrary to their morals, religion, or self-preservation.
If such a suggestion were given, the subject would either refuse to comply or would spontaneously terminate the hypnotic state.
The best hypnotic subjects are NOT unintelligent people.
This is quite the contrary. The more strong-willed, intelligent, and imaginative an individual is, the better subject he or she tends to be.
Anyone can be hypnotized.
Since, as we have seen, hypnosis is a naturally occurring phenomenon, which we all experience, there is no such thing as not being able to be hypnotized. Once an individual overcomes their experience, their apprehension through understanding the truth about hypnosis, it is an easy experience … one from which the subject will emerge (awake) feeling more relaxed, at ease, and positively motivated than before going into hypnosis.
HYPNOTIC POWER WORD
1 - “Just pretend that you are a great hypnotic subject. Act as if you are going into hypnosis and soon your mind forgets to pretend“
2 - “The more you listen to my voice, the more you may go into hypnosis. And the more you focus inside, the more comfortable you’ll begin to feel“
3 - “Every time you breathe in, you’ll find yourself getting more and more comfortable, you begin to go into trance“
4 - “What’s it like when you go into hypnosi. When you think about what it is like when you are relaxing, your body starts to have the experience. And that's what is it like when you’re deeply in trance“
5 - “Suppose that your unconscious mind could do almost anything you can imagine. Now suppose that you were going into trance“
6 - “What would it be like if you began to relax deeply? What would it be like if your mind could go into a trance state quite naturally and give you any experience you wanted?“
7 “ Can you remember a time you were deeply relaxed? Do you remember that feeling continuing deeper as your mind became at peace and felt restful? Remember how good that feels“