An altered state of consciousness

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Hypnotherapy is a procedure of putting a subject into deep relaxation, an alter state of consciousness also known as trance. It is a natural process where a person is guided by a trained therapist to focus attention on a specific task or thought. During hypnosis, the therapist relaxes the body, calms the mind and changes certain types of brain wave activities of the subject.

In this state, the subject will be at ease physically yet in a fully awake mental state being highly responsive to suggestions given by the therapist. Done with the help of a trained professional this therapy can be used to avail umpteen number of benefits using the inner mind of the subject.

As a therapeutic procedure hypnosis can be used to bring intended changes in a person’s sensations, feelings, perceptions, thoughts and behaviors. It has been recognized as a valid medical therapy since 1955 in Great Britain and 1958 in the United States.

Benefits of Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy can be applied to a wide variety of mental, physical, emotional, psychological, spiritual and social problems. This therapy can be used to help one gain control over undesired behaviors, to recover from undiagnosed ailments and chronic illnesses, to cope up better with present circumstances, to enhance one’s performance or potential in several areas. Other problems or conditions that may respond to hypnotherapy include:

  • Fear
  • Stress
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Hypertension
  • Eating disorders
  • Post operation Pain
  • Aggressive behaviour
  • Weight loss, weight gain
  • Excessive sweating and many more
  • Warts
  • Anxiety
  • Vertigo
  • Bedwetting
  • Sexual problems
  • Crisis management
  • Disturbed thoughts
  • Addictions and bad habits
  • Eczema, tinnitus, rings in the ear etc
  • OCD(Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
  • Asthma
  • Phobias
  • Timidity
  • To ease pain
  • Sleep disorders
  • Migraine Headache
  • Pain during periods
  • Strange mental disorders
  • IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
  • Skin disorders like acne, psoriasis

Here are some of the Myths & Misconceptions about Hypnotherapy

Myth: Only mentally weak can be hypnotised

Fact: This isn’t true. In fact, the exact reverse is probably more true. The higher your intelligence and the stronger your self-control, the more easily you are hypnotized.

That’s because entering a hypnotic trance is all about concentrating, so people with severe mental health problems and skepticism can find it difficult.

However, finding it hard to enter hypnotic state doesn’t mean there is something wrong with you. People naturally vary in how susceptible they are to hypnosis. Studies have shown that around 30% of people are relatively resistant to being hypnotized. Although, with effort and practice of certain meditation techniques the state can usually be achieved eventually.

Myth: The hypnotized get mesmerized by the therapist and are helpless during the session

Fact: Also, false. It’s difficult to get people to do things under hypnosis that they wouldn’t normally do. While hypnotized people are still in touch with their morals and normal standards of behavior.

That said, though, it is possible to reduce people’s inhibitions under hypnosis and they will more readily accept suggestions.

Myth: Hypnosis is sleep

Fact: Yes, people look like they’re asleep when they’re hypnotised because their eyes are closed and they’re peaceful. But they’re not asleep. The brain waves of a person who is hypnotised are nothing like those of a person who is asleep.

In fact the hypnotic trance is a heightened state of concentration. A high level of alpha waves on an EEG show that a hypnotized person is awake, alert and very responsive.

Myth: A hypnotist can cure me in one session!

Fact: Some of the most outrageous claims are made about hypnotism (although usually not by hypnotherapists themselves). These have their origins in stage hypnotism as well as hucksters of all types.

The truth is that almost no one is cured in one session, if they are cured at all through hypnosis. Hypnotherapists usually insist that patients commit to at least 6 sessions, or sometimes 20 sessions. This isn’t naked profiteering, change takes time.

Even then, hypnotherapy is often used as an added extra to some other kind of treatment, rather than as the main method.

Myth: Hypnotists must be flamboyant or weird or like a Baba and must have special/mysterious powers

Fact: Your average hypnotist is much more likely to wear a professional attire. It’s funny how even quite intelligent people sometime believe this! A hypnotist is a normal person who eats, sleeps, feels happy and sad, and loses their car keys. There is nothing special or magical about them at all. We have simply been trained, and have honed this training with experience, to help guide people into a hypnotic state.

A stage hypnotist may play on having ‘hypnotic powers’ in order to add excitement and drama to their shows, but they too will readily admit that they are simply using techniques that have been learnt and developed with practice and experience.

Myth: You can’t hear anything outside you when you get hypnotized.

Fact: Oh yes you can! Hypnosis is not some kind of magical state in which you can not only speak but can’t hear anything. This is a natural result of the fact that you are not helpless when hypnotized and your usual moral (and immoral) faculties are still active. Not only can you hear everything around under hypnosis, but all your senses are more active and sharp than otherwise.

Myth: You’ve never been hypnotized

Fact: Many people think they’ve never been hypnotized since they’ve never been to a hypnotherapist. In reality, most of us have experienced a state of mild hypnosis, at least.

For example, when you drive a long distance and start to feel dissociated from your body and the car, that’s a mild state of hypnosis. Your unconscious is taking care of all the mechanical aspects of driving while your conscious mind is free to float around. Or if you’ve ever meditated then you’ve hypnotised yourself. Meditation is really a specific type of hypnosis.

Myth: People sometimes become stuck in hypnosis.

Fact: This is simply not true, despite what the tabloid press occasionally claim.On rare occasions, a subject may not come out of the trance straight away. This is usually because they are enjoying the relaxing state so much that they don’t want to come out. A few gentle prompts, such as threatening to charge double for a longer session, is always sufficient to wake them. Hypnosis is milder and safer than going asleep.

No one has ever been stuck in a hypnotic trance. Hypnotherapy is a naturally occurring state that we enter and exit during the normal course of a day. There are no known or reported dangers with hypnosis when working with a trained practitioner. If the hypnotist fails to emerge someone from hypnosis, he/she will return to a fully alert state on their own. Depending on that person’s need for sleep, he/she will either drift on into a natural sleep or simply emerge to full consciousness spontaneously within minutes.

When in the state of hypnosis, our brainwaves vacillate through the Alpha to Theta ranges. Any time you choose to emerge from hypnosis, for any reason, you are able to simply open your eyes and become fully alert. If you were practicing self-hypnosis before going to bed and ended in the Delta state, then it would mean you’d simply fall asleep.

Myth: Some people can’t be hypnotized.

Fact: Although some researchers and clinicians claim that some people are not able to be hypnotized, everyone has the ability to dive into meditative or trance state because it’s a natural, normal state that each of us enter at least twice each day – upon awakening and falling asleep. We also enter a hypnotic state whenever we get totally engrossed in a movie or TV show. When the actors become the characters, they portray in our minds, we are hypnotized. Also, whenever we are driving and daydreaming enough to miss a turn or freeway exit we know to take, we probably were experiencing a light state of hypnosis.

People may have this misconception because of an unsuccessful experience they’ve had with a hypnotist. People are responsive to different approaches, and if a particular approach has not been successful in the past, it’s a matter of finding the way that works best for them. Certified Hypnotherapists/Hypnotists have several techniques that they can use, and are trained to find a method that will work best for you.

Case Studies

So, there you go, hypnosis and hypnotherapy is not magical or mysterious when you know the true facts. It is simply a group of techniques for focusing the mind so that the unconscious can absorb pre-agreed suggestions, in order to facilitate change. However the reality has been bent and distorted by sensationalism. This is a pity because this can, and probably does, prevent many people, who would greatly benefit from hypnotherapy, from daring to try it for the first time.

I urge you to make a commitment and try hypnosis once. It is perfectly safe so you have nothing to lose. If it is not for you, then simply disregard it. If hypnotherapy is for you, then you will have unlocked a whole world of possibilities for personal growth, change and improvement. Many people’s lives have been turned around with hypnosis. Don’t let this potential opportunity slip you by.

Here are few Case Studies to understand how hypnotherapy has worked wonders in people’s life at Samrruddhi

The goal of Samrruddi, hypnotherapy centre in Bangalore, is to heal blocks that interfere with not just emotional but also mental, physical well-being. Samrruddhi, drugless healing centre, proudly holds a big list of clients by helping them recover from their issues through hypnosis treatment. A couple of them are mentioned below,

Rakesh aged 28 was suffering from OCD, migraine headache, depression, memory loss, fear, vibration in the body and voice while communicating and many other psychological issues from childhood. Being subjected to medication for more than 15 years had not fetched him any improvements in his mental or physical conditions. Rakesh noticed profound improvements from the very first day of treatments at Samrruddhi, and by the end of the sixth session, he was able to quit all the medicines and enjoy the absolute mental peace and physical recovery. Experience of Rakesh recovering from his issues that were bothering him from childhood within just a week was telecasted on Samaya TV

Ranjana aged 23 was suffering from schizophrenia with symptoms of excessive sexual excitement, violent behaviour, feeling of somebody choking her, sexually abusing her in the night while sleeping, excessive itching and frequent infections in her private parts, excessive hunger all the time, breathing problem and many other psychological and physical issues. These sufferings had got intensified once she got a job in an MNC, post completion of her engineering in computer sciences. Ranjana is a very good example to understand how a mentally disturbed person’s life can get completely ruined if they fall into wrong hands. She was abused physically and mentally by so-called self-declared guruji. Here is a short synopsis of what she underwent in the name of healing by that cheater. He scared her that she has more than 50 ghosts and spirits in her body and also warned her that she should quit her job immediately and work as a receptionist in his office, only then he would heal her. The treatment went on for months together with absolutely no improvement in her physical and mental health. When she approached him after almost a year stating that she had noticed no change in spite of spending around Rs 4,00,000 for the treatment he shamelessly said that she must undergo a special massage therapy being naked and he would stimulate her energy centres by touching her private parts. With lots of hopes of recovery, she accepted and underwent the treatment thinking it was one of the healing modalities used to treat a person but in vain. When she re-approached him that no change had occurred in spite of his special treatment he stated that she has 20 more spirits in her body and they are getting continuously inside her body and to avoid that there is no solution. If she wants to do something about it and she must register for all the courses and she must become a healer and course fees would be around 3,50,000.Believing it to be true she registered for the same, tried to practice it for many months but found no change. When she re-approached him after two months that she is fed up of treating herself and found no change he stated that for cases like hers there is only one solution and solution is she must have sex with him. This came to her as a shock and she was no more ready to buy his advice. By the time she decided to leave job there she was completely disturbed to realize that in spite of investing more than 750000(lifetime savings of her father), in spite of being physically abused and in spite of doing all sorts of sevas to that so-called fake guruji like pressing his feet, working as a receptionist for barely Rs.5000 she had not noticed any benefits whatsoever in her mental and physical health. This heart touching story has been shared by her on-air in an episode telecasted on Samaya TV, she was referred to Samrruddhi by one of her friends for hypnosis treatment. That’s when she realised that she had energy disturbances and treating her would barely take about 4-5 sessions. Dr Purvi Jayaaraaj, one among the famous hypnotist in Bangalore, filled in enough confidence in Ranjana and assured her within the treatment that she would get placed in one of the best companies that would match her profile. Ranjna is 100% physically, mentally and emotionally healthy after receiving a week’s treatment at Samruddhi, Hypnotherapy centre in Bangalore. She is happily placed in a good company now.

Hemavathi aged 33 was suffering from IBS for more than 9 years with symptoms of pain and discomfort occurring in different parts of her abdomen, bloating and swelling of tummy, poor appetite, feeling quickly full after eating, diarrhoea, headache, tiredness, muscle pain etc. Keerthi noticed a great shift in her health condition just after 5-6 sessions of healing with the famous hypnotist in Bangalore (Dr Purvi Jayaaraaj)and was able to stop all her drug intake within a month of treatment. Same has been telecasted on Raj news and Samaya TV.

Keerthi aged 33 was suffering from IBS for more than 9 years with symptoms of pain and discomfort occurring in different parts of her abdomen, gloating and swelling of tummy, poor appetite, feeling quickly full after eating, diarrhea, headache, tiredness, muscle pain etc. Keerthi noticed great shift in her health condition just after 5-6 sessions of healing and was able to stop all her drug intake within a month of treatment. Same has been telecasted on Raj news and Samaya TV.

Chandrashekar aged 65 was suffering from intense body pain, constipation, indigestion, sleeplessness, fear, heaviness in the body, nausea, eyes watering all the time, anger, loneliness, shifting pains in different parts of the body, frequent infection in private parts, feeling imbalance, frequent urge for urination, chronic dry cough, uneasiness in breathing, laziness and many other physical and psychological issues for more than 30 years. Chandrashekar had tried a wide variety of medication from different modalities but in vain. Chandrashekar found miraculous recovery and improvement in his health conditions within a week through treatment by hypnotherapy in Bangalore at Samruddhi. It was definitely a major shift in Chandrasekhar’s life to quit intake of 15-20 tablets per day and to go completely drugless within a fortnight. Same has been telecasted on Samaya TV and Suvarna News 24/7.

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