Hypnosis is Not a Religion

Hypnosis is a Science Not a Religion Let us consider our mind a two story building. We can call the upper story our conscious mind and the lower story our subconscious mind. You are reading this article through your conscious mind. Within a couple of hours or a span of a day or two, it will seep down into the subconscious mind, which is where all the information is stored. A specific stimulus associated with that event will pull up all the stored information to the conscious mind.

Our subconscious mind holds memories, experiences, events, both good and bad that happened in our lifetime. It is these stored thoughts and feelings that surface to our conscious mind in response to a specific stimulus. I believe we all have heard about a motivational speaker, Wayne Dyer. He mentioned in one of his video clips that “Thoughts Are Energies.” Then, if thoughts are energies, then that makes them alive.

Bruce Lipton, Ph.D. in one of his interviews said that we are a Petri dish of 53-73 trillion cells. He said that he has spent a lifetime doing cell cultures and seeing cell behavior and their reaction in different environments. If we put the cells in a negative environment, then they are going to respond in a very different way, meaning their entire chemistry and morphology changes in a negative way. On the other hand, if we place those cells in a good environment, then they will respond in an absolutely healthy way.

What Dr. Lipton meant was that if we are going to think positive, then we are going to create a positive environment and live a healthy life. If we are going to think negative, then we are going to create a negative environment and live an unhealthy life. Now coming back to our topic, Hypnosis is a Science Not a Religion. What is hypnosis? Hypnosis is a way to tap into the subconscious mind. Hypnosis is a very unique way to enter into the mind at the subconscious level and record new and positive affirmations.

Let us explore it a little further. Hypnosis is a state of focused relaxation where an individual is neither asleep nor awake. At that point in time, the hypnotist speaks positive affirmations (positive ways of looking at things) or changes a particular way of thinking in the subconscious mind to change the already recorded program in the subconscious mind. When the individual is asked to come out of trance, he or she may not remember anything about it depending on the suggestion and level of trance, but the change has already been made at the subconscious level.

A word, record, has been used in the article a couple of times and it might seem a bit confusing. Let us understand it. If an individual gets aggravated to a specific stimulus, then the stimulus and the response to that specific stimulus is recorded in the subconscious mind. Now, whenever that stimulus occurs, a pre-recorded program will play out in the form of aggravation, anger, frustration, etc.

It is important to mention here that Hypnosis is just a way to tap into the brain to remove negativity or painful thoughts from subconscious and not a religion.

Tamara Shadday C.Ht.

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