Want to get Hypnotized?

I have been reading that a lot of people are opting for Hypnosis. They believe that it could be an alternative therapy for dealing with our day to day challenges besides treating mild to moderate diseases.

Below, I have tried to answer some very basic questions pertaining to hypnosis and how it works. Later on, in my hub I want to try to prove a point concerning this topic.

What is hypnosis?

Hypnosis is where a person loses the power of voluntary action and is highly responsive to suggestion or direction.

How does Hypnosis work?

A Hypnotist serves as a tutor for the hypnosis to work. He brings about a state of focused attention towards the patient's motive.

What Effects Does Hypnosis Have?

The Effects of Hypnosis varies from individual to individual.

  • Some have reported to get a feeling of detachment from the world and that makes them perform the activity they have got hypnotized for.
  • Some individuals are fully aware of the surroundings and are yet, able to carry out their hypnotic work.

My Analysis & Theory

We have two states of mind: Sub Conscious & Conscious mind

Hypnotherapy is based on the principal that the mind and body work together. When we tend to talk to ourselves either in a positive or negative way; it affects our actions since our sub-conscious mind becomes active.

Studies show that our Conscious mind comprises of just 12% of our total mind capacity thus, many of our actions come from our Sub Conscious mind.

The bottom line is that:-It is OUR Sub-conscious mind. O-U-R

So, why do we need a hypnotherapist to work on OUR mind. (Apologize to all the docs out there!) We should be able to have that control over our mind and our body so, that when we want; we can achieve it.

Question is:-How do we make our body and mind in OUR control?

There are many natural therapies which guarantee the above. Such as:- Meditation, Pranayam, Yoga.

It all goes back to the medieval ages where each man was his own doctor and they had ways to conquer their mind and body. With the rise in the health insurances and with the state of our economy. We could take charge of it.

Maybe this rise in inflation is an indication for man to start being his own doctor and try to work on his sub-conscious mind.

Since, being an Arthritis patient; I have a few steps outlined which I have been using it on myself since the pain tends to overwhelm me and my lifestyle on a daily basis.

Step 1:-Each Morning; Detach from the community

Do not worry which friend is doing what and just get centered within yourself. Close your eyes and feel the pain and the pinch in your body.

Step 2:-Take a few deep breaths

Visualize the oxygen going in those places where it hurts. Feel the sensation. Let your sub-conscious mind feel the muscle relax of that area.Keeping your eyes shut. Be in that moment until you feel comfortable.

Step 3:-Slowly open your eyes

Look around the room. Stretch a little and you will feel the intensity of pain in that area diminish substantially.

The Yoga of deep breathing and visualizing the effected areas being charged with the extra pump of oxygen makes all the difference.

It is our mind and our body which come together to help make us stay healthy!

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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

I like this very much, informative and useful. I love to meditate and do yoga. I was hypnotized once to help me stop smoking. It didn't work for me, but it does help many. I finally quit on my own, very difficult. Thank you for sharing.

Cheers


Brenda 5 years ago

I sure have become your regular visitor huh :)

I loved this concept of yours directed towards inflation and rising health prices...LOL

However, I liked your experiment. I am sorry to hear about your pains and am glad that you find relief through it. I might give it a try for my aching back. Thanks!

This hub was useful and yet funny :)


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neeleshkulkarni 5 years ago from new delhi

it is said that only those that want to get hypnotized get so and those that want to resist cannot be whatever the hypnotist tries. is this correct?


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Ruchira 5 years ago from United States Author

Alwaysexploring...yes, hypnosis has worked for some. But, honestly it comes from the patient's determination to get rid of the problem he/she is suffering from...

Thus, the above experiment and explanation :)

Thanks for stopping by!


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Ruchira 5 years ago from United States Author

Brenda...so good to see you again :)

Yes, I was saying the truth about the inflation and the rise in health prices :)

I wish you luck for your pain. Thanks again for your precious comment...cheers!


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Ruchira 5 years ago from United States Author

@neeleshkulkari...Yes, I believe so that hypnosis works ONLY if the person is ready to eradicate that thing from his life. So, then if 80% is already set from the human i.e to get over that problem then why give the 20% credit to the hypnotist ;)

In the end...it's in OUR hands :)

Thanks for stopping by!


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Mr. Happy 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada

Interesting blog. I do not plan on being hypnotized but I do agree with your meditation and breathing technique. Spending some time alone in the morning is always good - I enjoy it for sure.

Thank you for writing this. All the best!


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Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

I practice pranayam, do Vipasana meditation. I have also tried hypnotism or mesmerism for that matter but have not still succeed, though I feel I'm heading to the right direction.


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Mr. Happy 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada

I cannot thank you enough for your comment - it got me to find a ten day course to which I applied. Awesome! Thank you so much!

I have much to learn. Cheers!


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Ruchira 5 years ago from United States Author

Hello Mr Happy,

I am happy that you could get some positive message from this. Wishing you more happiness and peace!

Thanks for stopping by.

Am looking fwd to reading your hubs and interesting concepts on various topics :) Cheers!


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Ruchira 5 years ago from United States Author

Hello Vinaya,

Yes, I am also a regular in Pranayam and meditation and thus the above hub :)

Breathing techniques are so good that it can help ease off any irregular functionality in our bodies and try to control chronic things...my observation!

Thank you for stopping by and pouring in your precious thoughts:)


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ubanichijioke 5 years ago from Lagos

I will try some of the steps you mentioned. I believe it would be of help. This piece is well written and informative. Bless you


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Ruchira 5 years ago from United States Author

Hello ubanichijioke,

So good to feel appreciated and YES, it has been practiced by me and I could vouch for it's success :)

Wishing you BEST of everything...Cheers!


soumyasrajan 4 years ago from Mumbai India and often in USA

Hi! Ruchira

I am indeed delighted that I came back again to your ashram (hubpages- I think of some of them as ashram). I enjoyed very much this article. So simple ideas and still they have strength. I have been using some of them and it does help. It sort lights your inner-self giving you energy and drive to feel happy and be careful of not hurting any one, unnecessarily.

But still reading again and presented in your nice style, I enjoyed and felt, I learnt some thing. I want to now go through your other articles too.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hello Soumyasrajan,

Always a delight to read your insight. Am glad that you found these suggestions useful. Namaste!


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makusr 4 years ago from India

Ruchira,

Greetings from MAKUSR. I have always had an enigma sort of epithet attached with hypnotism. I have seen one or two magicians do that. In this subject my knowledge is totally virgin. thanks for bringing forth this topic informatively. In meditation people get hypnotized doing that.

Lots of Love,

MAKUSR


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hello Makusr,

It sure needs a lot of determination and focus to be able to do on oneself...but, I have seen results and thus, the above hub.

Am glad that I could enlighten you :) Cheers!


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

I always follow a reality show about hypnotized. I am too curious how the practitioners can make the others follow and do what they asking for. I learn much from you and thanks for share with us. Well done and vote up!

Prasetio


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hello prasetio30,

A pleasure to read your feedback.

thankyou!


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acaetnna 4 years ago from Guildford

A fascinating article, thank you for sharing. Meditation and breathing techniques are very important I agree. I would feel a little uncomfortable being hypnotised I think but I know it does have some great benefits.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Acetnna,

Sure, when getting hypnotized it works and the credit not only goes to the hypnotist but also to the patient 'cause the patient has a will to go for it. Thus, I suggested the "alternative" therapy of meditation/pranayam technique which could also do equal wonders.

Thanks for stopping by with your precious comment...appreciated it!


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia

Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting. I have always wondered about this and if it really works. When I see live pics of this, the emotions on their face tell it all. It looks real, but I can't help but be skeptic, not to say it doesn't work though. I believe there is a lot of stuff we fully don't understand. Great stuff Ruchira.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

hello lyricwriter,

Once again thanks for your vote of approval :)

I have tried hypnosis and then tried doing it on myself...however, I admit the way I felt after hypnosis was much stronger but, I feel that I can achieve it on my own as well with a little more determination. Thus, the above hub.


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

I practice yoga and the mindfulness of which you speak in this hub is very similar that in hypnosis--great hub!


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tsmog 4 years ago from Escondido, CA

Hypnotism is odd, strange, and wonderfully enlightening. The guide is paramount for the journey from my experience. I am one of those who would be hypnotized at a night club show and then do funny things - smile.

I like your comment about self-healing. Doctors in my view are only facilitators of knowledge guiding self healing and at times prompting it at times more rapidly.

Thank you Ruchira! For sharing a well written and informative hub leading one toward healing.


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

I have done self-hypnosis exercise. When you are able to hypnotize yourself, you feel like your spirit being liberated.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

I was getting hypnotized from reading your directions Ruchira! That was relaxing. Thank you:))


Sunnie Day 4 years ago

Great hub and I love the thought of meditation and relaxing letting everything go. I think this is healthy and a must. Thank you Ruchira.

Sunnie


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

I was hypnotized once.. this Puerto Rican girl walked by me while I was at a cafe and damn was I hyponitzed!!! oh wait that's not what you mean right?


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Audrey,

I am glad that you liked the above. So happy to hear that you practice yoga :)

Best wishes to you in this path of enlightment.

Thanks for stopping by!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi tsmog,

I am delighted to know that the above information was enlightening for you. Wishing you joy in all your ventures!

thanks for stopping by.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Very well said, Vinaya.

One feels the liberation when one is in control of oneself. I have felt it too.

Glad you could stop to give your views on the above. Thanks for stopping by...appreciate it!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Linda,

Really! You were mesmerized just by reading...hahaha...I should have tagged a video along with my text for people who wanna get a feel of it.

Music aids/helps the process quicken...thanks for your input :) appreciate it!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Sunnie,

I am happy that you got the root behind hypnosis :)

Wishing you peace and joy, my friend.

Thanks for stopping by!


GK 4 years ago

Excellent !!!!! Many thanks !!!!!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Thanks GK.

I am glad you liked the above.


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

I tried getting hypnotized once, but it didn't work. But your steps toward the end sound doable. Voting this Up and Interesting.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Thanks Alocsin. Yes, I guarantee, it works! Just gotta have patience and persistence :)

Wishing you luck!


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Cloverleaf 4 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

I think this is excellent self-help advice for regrouping and rebalancing. I have been hypnotized on 2 occasions: once to quit smoking and the second to relieve stress - they both worked! Thanks for sharing.


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freelanceauthor 4 years ago

Nice tips here, thanks for the step-by-step process. Will try to do it. Great hub. Voted up


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Cloverleaf,

Hypnosis works for sure, my friend.

But, as my theory states that it is OUR state of mind so, we could achieve it by ourself as well. Alas, it is not an easy step, needs persistence and patience.

Wish you luck!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hello freelanceauthor,

I am glad you liked the above stuff. It works as well, my friend!

Wishing you luck in your future endeavors...Cheers!

Thanks for stopping by.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

I have always been skeptical at the thought of being hypnotized. A big part of me thinks it is the power of suggestion. It would be a fun thing to try. This is a creative idea and hub!


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Came back for a second read--Just as great the second time around!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Tammy,

Hypnotism is a state of mind, which a hypnotherapist helps us attain it. Since it is OUR mind, we could do it ourselves too. However, we need discipline and sincerity to overcome any difficulty. Try it yourself and see the difference when you open your eyes, the first session.

Good luck!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Audrey,

Welcome again!

Always a delight to see you, my friend!


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Jeannieinabottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD

This is great information. Taking a moment to relax and detach from the outside world is a good idea. I need to try to do that more often. Interesting hub and voted up!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Jeannie,

Yes, it indeed works, my friend. Wishing you luck :)

Thanks for stopping by!


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

Ruchira, very interesting hub. I am going to try your routine for dealing with pain; I have 2 herniated discs in my back that are causing me no end of pain, especially when I first wake up. I will try the 'withdraw from the community' thing tomorrow, maybe I do need to centre a bit more and not worry so much about getting moving straight away.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Jools99,

I wish you luck in this new venture so that you can be pain free.

Sending you vibes of happiness and fulfillment...cheers!


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Rusticliving 4 years ago from California

This is a wonderful article. I practice "Mapping" which is similar in many ways. One of the main things before meditating is that you are clear of anything at least 3 feet around you. This is to open all energy fields that could be blocked from your body receiving energy. Great information Ruchira! Voted up! :)


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Lisa,

I have heard about Mapping and it's wonderful effects. I am happy to get your vote of confidence in the above. I feel so much at ease when I practice the above.

thankyou for stopping by :)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca

Hypnosis is a powerful tool... whether you use a hypnotist to guide you or you practice self hypnosis. I have done both in the past and I will admit, the professional hypnotist actually got me deeper and deeper into a state that on my own I couldn't do. I almost felt like I was in a coma and just suddenly woke up. I have never been so relaxed before. Interesting hub!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Stacy,

Sure, self hypnosis comes with practice and it can take months to be as good as the hypnotherapist.

I am glad you found hypnosis worthy of.

Wishing you cough free days soon, my friend!


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Entourage_007 4 years ago from Santa Barbara, CA

Very interesting article, I really liked the idea you had about the morning exercise to use. I also think that breathing is very important.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Ruchira, it's seen that unless one has a will to get hypnotized one cannot be hypnotized. So getting hypnotised by a practitioner is allowing him to control your mind. If someone can do it for you, certainly it's self do able. Pranayam and meditation, since they give control over the mind can help one immensely in this direction.

After all, it's all in the mind.

Wonderful hub. Up all the way.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Thank you entourage-007

They are effective since I have tried them. Good luck


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

well said Rajan.

Doing things for oneself helps one to take control. There are many ways to do it...choice is totally ours!

Thanks for your precious comment. always a pleasure to have you stop by.


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biancaalice 4 years ago from Southern California

I love this subject and your hub was a great elaboration of what it is. I love how you give a step by step for someone to try to help themselves.

Shared & Voted up.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Thanks bliancaalice. I am glad you like the above.

Wishing you happiness...cheers!


Harry 4 years ago

@ruchira

Any chance you know anyone who wants a hypnosis "guinea pig", may it be you are your friends?


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Harry,

Nopes, I have no friends who need a hypnosis guniea pig.

Cheers!


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Green Bard 4 years ago from Tenerife

Voted up for this interesting hub! I was hypnotised once for a TV series on the paranormal and taken back to a UFO sighting. That I was hypnotised I have no doubts about but am not convinced everything I said was true. I have an hour-long video of the session and so could watch it afterwards. The section that was broadcast is on YouTube under Bard of Ely + regression.


lovedoctor926 4 years ago

Hi Ruchira, A very interesting hub. Useful information here. I have been practicing yoga for over 2 years now. I also practice mediation and focus on breathing techniques. I doubt I will get hypnotized though. Lol.

Thanks for your comments.


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

Very interesting hub. No, I don´t want to be hypnotized. I don´t want that somebody besides me control my mind. I sometimes do meditation when I feel I need it. Voted up and away. Thanks for sharing.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi greenbard, that's interesting. Will check it out. Thanks!

Hi lovedoc, I am glad you practice yoga and meditation. That is the first step to channel your mind to do what you desire! Good luck!

Hi Thelma, exactly neither do I want anybody to hypnotize me. Thus, do it yourself. Meditation is THE route for it. Goodluck, my friend

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