Mechanism of hypnosis


I understand that majority of people think that hypnosis is very mysterious. Not only Japanese people, but also other foreign nationals including Americans live in New York City get pretty curious when they found me as a hypnotherapist.

First of all, everyone gets surprised when they know that I am a hypnotherapist, no exception. And they want to confirm the fact and ask me if I can hypnotize people for sure.

The ansers are yes all around. I am a hypnotherapist and I can hypnotize people. Probably the reason why I became one is not something they expected.

The reason why I got to know hypnotherapy was very simple such as I sought for hypnotherapy when I had trouble with my acrophobia because I knew that hypnosis would work very well for phobias.

Then I was pleasantly surprised and impressed with the results.

Before that, I earned my Master of Social Work from University of Michigan and was trained as a psychotherapist. I was ready to pursue a career as a psychotherapist, that was my intention.

Then my sister's sudden death and I became to believe that psychotherapy wouldn't be the best solution to help people's emotional well-being.

I was disappointed and left the field because I didn't have a mind to pursue something that I didn't believe in.

After 8 years unemployed, I ran into hypnotherapy wasn't really coincidental, I believe it now.

And I wanted to use the amazing therapy effects to help others because it worked for me pretty amazingly. I wanted a lot more people to be happy in this world.

That is the reason why I become a hypnotherapist. I was a psychotherapist and I had clients working with me already so I didn't need to study psychology either.

Some people ask me if there are people who can't be hypnotized. The answer is yes and no. I will explain why later.

I have to tell you that hypnosis is highly misunderstood. I saw some contents that some kind of skeptical hypnosis effects totally looking like brain wash in a spy TV show like everyday.

"Hypnosis" is very very far from "brain wash". However probably amazing hypnosis effects made people misunderstand that hypnosis can make people do something they don't want to do or something bad against their will.

We can get fearful or anxious to see something powerful especially when we don't know it so well like hypnosis so this misunderstanding happened.

Hypnosis is not dramatic at all. Hypnosis is the state of "subconscious" underneath our own "conscious".

"Subconscious" state comes to us randomly and naturally a few times aday. As we know, it happens when we are falling in a sleep in a subway train or driving on highway.

We feel like the state in-between sleeping and awake in the situation of driving on highway or falling into a sleep in subway. That is "subconscious".

In highway driving, people believe that they are awake though in the scientific monitoring, the machine recognizes the person is in sleep. You might see the kind of science experiment sometime in the past.

The state that feeling in-between sleeping and awake must be "subconscious" hidden underneath our usual state of "conscious".

And also that is hypnosis or hypnotized state too!

What? Is "hypnotized state" actually "subconscious"? The answer is yes!

I mentioned earlier that "subconscious" state comes to us randomly and naturally so we can't predict when the "subconscious" comes to us.

We also know that "subconscious" is very powerful and often used for performance enhancements or life coach now a days.

Scientifically speaking, in "subconscious" state, we will be able to use up to 95% of our brain and our brain operating speed will be 1,000,000 times faster than usual ("conscious" state).

In fact, we use only around 5% of our brain in our "conscious", usual state. Isn't it amazing? But it is true.

Since we are mostly in "conscious" so we don't have chance to use our full capacity and potential in our life with in our "conscious" with using only 5% of our brain everyday.

"Subconscious" that occasionally comes to us makes us "super" in our ability so we can come up with amazing ideas. It totally makes sense, doesn't it?

However we have to wait for the moments that we become "super" if the "subconscious" only randomly comes to us.