Basically, the two processes are very similar. Guided Imagery, however, is a much lighter trance and allows you much more freedom to have an experience unique to you. Whereas hypnosis deals primarily with behavior modification with specific instructions and commands, imagery is more free flowing, affording new information and insight from the client, not the therapist.
Hypnosis is best described as an altered state of consciousness, a changed state of awareness, concentration and perception. During the experience of hypnosis, the person remains in complete control and should they ever feel uncomfortable because of the experience, they can always reopen their eyes and terminate the intervention. Everyone at some point or another has experienced hypnosis.
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Hypnosis is best described as an altered state of consciousness, a changed or focused state of awareness, concentration and perception. During the experience of hypnosis, the person remains in complete control and should they ever feel uncomfortable because of the experience, they can always reopen their eyes and terminate the experience. Everyone at some point or another naturally experiences the hypnotic state.
Frequently Asked Questions
Hypnosis is a deep state of relaxation, which can be induced either by a Hypnotherapist or by self-hypnosis. Many long time practitioners of Meditation are able to experience a similar effect. With Hypnotherapy the effect is combined with a therapy to help you let go of negative thoughts and emotions, and replace them with positive ones.
A client is talked into a light, relaxed state, then is directed by a therapist to "see" a specific situation or circumstance in his mind, and then to allow the imagination to unfold a story. It's much like having a dream in an awake state. The story is literally tapping into the subconscious, where much truth can be learned. The process is lead by the client's subconscious insights and not by the Therapist.
No, Imagery has been around for hundreds of years and has been known by many names. Both Freud and Jung used types of imagery. In 1997, an estimated 23 million visits were made to guided-imagery practitioners, according to a study of complementary-care usage by David Eisenberg, M.D., author of Guided Imagery for Self-Healing.
It operates on the premise that the mind, body, and spirit are connected. What the mind hears, it believes, and the body then follows that direction. The body knows how to operate at optimal health. There is not a single drug produced by pharmaceutical companies that the body cannot naturally produce. Somehow, through trauma or negative talk, the mind has gotten in the way and disrupted the normal function of the body. Guided Imagery talks directly to the subconscious to reprogram the body.
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Each are a relaxed state of mind. Self-hypnosis is a natural, relaxed and focused state of mind different but very similar to guided imagery, visualization and meditation. If you have the desire and are willing, then you can be enter into this relaxed state of mind. Always! You are always in control and your subconscious mind will not allow you to accept suggestions or wording that conflicts with your values, morals or personal beliefs.
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We believe that the phenomenon of information transduction is the common mechanism underlying the effects of both interactive guided imagery and the neurobehavioral approach outlined here. Patients have generated imagery spontaneously during their relief procedures, but this isn't the focus of our work, which uses verbal instruction instead.
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Guided meditation and visualization are forms of hypnosis. In guided meditation the subject is taken to places in the imagination and led to healing spaces. It is important to understand that when we talk about visualization we do not just mean using one's inner eyes to see the "vision" but people do whatever is most natural to them. Some people are more sound oriented and use their auditory faculties to hear the visualization.
Absolutely. Using imagery to talk to the body, you can tap into the subconscious with powerful suggestions to accept any medication or surgical procedure with less stress and far less side effects. During this meditative process, science is proving that the heart rate slows down, the pulse is lowered, and the immune system is actually strengthened, affording quicker healing and reduced pain. However, it is not a substitute for proper medical attention.
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Although hypnosis comes from the Greek word hypnos, for sleep, it is not sleep. It's an altered state of awareness, just like the kind we experience every day-when we begin to fall asleep, when we're daydreaming, or when we're absorbed in a good book, for example. Hypnosis is similar to those states.
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Absolutely. The routines used are completely safe. You enter hypnosis via a deep relaxation technique and your exit is safe and controlled at all times.
While both have a calming effect, beginners often find it easier, more pleasant to go into trance than to meditate. Because hypnosis allows you to focus on specific problems, results are usually more predictable and amenable to suggestion.
Internal Focus - Frequently Asked Questions
Wonderful! Most every session involves being in a relaxed state of mind. So always expect to be relaxed, in control and focused. All my clients leave feeling relaxed, peaceful and many remark on how really, really good they feel! (Big smiles are common.)
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It's common for people to feel that they may have gone to sleep during the Deep Meditation Program - but this is not real sleep! This becomes more obvious once you notice that you still return to the awakened state every time you are instructed to at the end of the meditation. If this happens, it's simply a sign that the meditation is moving you to deeper and more effective meditation levels.
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It's about unfolding who you already are. Unlike most religion, you are not asked to believe in something or someone else who is long dead, that you can't see or feel. You are not trying to eradicate your unique self into oblivion/void/oneness. You are growing the uniquely creative individual nature of your soul at the same time you expand your awareness more deeply into the common ground of primordial oneness that all beings in this cosmos share.