The induction of a state of consciousness in which a person apparently loses the power of voluntary action and is highly responsive to suggestion or direction. Hypnosis is the relaxed state the subconscious part of the mind is best able to respond creatively to suggestion and imagery. It can focus on the things we desire to change and on the ways we can best do so, free from critical or anxious thoughts. we are, however, not asleep nor are you unconscious. “let things happen’ through your subconscious mind rather than trying to make them happen with your conscious mind. Because you are relaxed or otherwise occupied mentally the suggestions given to you by the hypnotist will be acted upon more easily by the subconscious. Posthypnotic suggestions are those that will be carried out by you when you come out of the hypnotic state. Leaving aside that rather specialized form of hypnosis; one way to view hypnosis is as a state of relaxation, confusion or concentration in which the conscious mind becomes remote or detached from everyday cares and concerns.  Hypnosis course Link

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