What is Hypnosis?


Hypnotherapist, Scott Sandland, provides us with important information about hypnosis and how it is used in childbirth.

“Many people think hypnosis is like the stage hypnosis shows they’ve seen where people seem to be unable to control themselves, act goofy and provide entertainment for the audience.

In reality it is a state of focused concentration where the body and mind relax together. Hypnosis is very simply: a natural state of mind in which the body and mind are extremely relaxed and yet the mind is also highly aware and focused. As you will read below, we are all in states of hypnosis many times a day automatically, so hypnosis is a very normal state of being that along with it’s ability to provide emotional and physical healing, has been widely and successfully used within the medical community for pain relief and hypno-anesthesia.”

All Hypnosis is Self-Hypnosis!

You are always in control of your mind and your body while in hypnosis. You choose to enter hypnosis, stay in hypnosis, accept the suggestions, and emerge from hypnosis at all times.

Hypnosis is a state of relaxation in which you are;

1. In total control and
2. Can accept or reject any suggestions you hear

Hypnosis is not;

1. Being controlled by someone else
2. A loss of self control
3. A state of unconsciousness
4. A state of sleep

Examples of everyday hypnotic states which you have already experienced naturally:

1. Driving the car
2. Riding the elevator
3. Watching TV, movies, computer screens or video
4. Being bored by another person
5. Waking up and going to sleep
6. Daydreaming

So what is hypnosis? Hypnosis is a very natural state of being that we all experience many times a day already…to regenerate and renew, and we are simply helping the process along during hypnosis sessions, just like programming a computer to produce a document, project or program that will produce positive results!

Learn more about Hypnosis for Childbirth. Read our article,  “Hypnosis for Childbirth, What is it and how does it work?

Read our Hypnosis FAQs to learn how the mind experiences hypnosis and how it can create an easier, more comfortable childbirth experience for you.

Want to try hypnosis out for yourself?  Listen to our Free Hypnobabies “Instantly Calm” Hypnosis Session to experience a relaxing hypnosis session right now!

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