What Is Hypnosis?
Part of the learn hypnosis mini course
What IS Hypnosis… Exactly…?
Hypnosis is powerful, but it’s often very misunderstood.
Nearly everyone who I’ve taught seems to come in with a different definition of what hypnosis is.
People have disagreed upon the meaning of hypnosis for centuries.
Even the two pioneers of hypnosis in the 20th century couldn’t come to an agreement!
Milton Erickson, the great pioneer of indirect hypnosis, often used this definition: a state in which the subject shows increased responsiveness to ideas.
Dave Elman, the key figure in rapid, direct hypnosis and regression work, called hypnosis the acceptance of suggestion and the establishment of acceptable, selective thinking
I look at hypnosis as the influence of the subconscious mind.
Hypnosis is simple, natural and powerful. Nothing to freak out about!
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