Many people have a lot of opinions about hypnosis. In fact, it’s not uncommon for individuals to simply regard it as fake. But is hypnosis fake? Is there no substance or significance to this method of reaching the subconscious?
Not wanting to get too deep into the “mythical” part of life, it is important to understand that life, in general, is a balance. Just like you will get hot days, there will be cold ones. Just like there are skinny people, people are struggling with obesity. If you notice, there is always a balance somewhere.
The same goes for the mind and the body. The mind and body are the elements that define you as a person and individual. And if you don’t have that balance between the two, life is going to be more complicated than it has to be.
To give you an example of the power of the subconscious mind is, and why you need to take it very seriously, consider all the functions your body is performing just while reading this article. You are breathing, your heart is beating, chemicals are stirring, and blood is pumping through your veins. And you don’t have to think about a single one of those actions to make it happen. That’s why they form part of your subconscious, the place where there are stored habits.
But there’s more.
When you are inside a dream, your body can’t tell the difference. In fact, if you get yourself in a position to control that dream, you can experience all kinds of sensations which the body will react. Preparing for something through vivid imagination triggers the muscles necessary to act.
That’s how high the subconscious mind is, and there’s a lot more people don’t know about it. How does it prove hypnosis isn’t fake?
Over the centuries people have discovered that something as simple as a breathing pattern can alter your state of mind. It’s about getting the body to a level where it relaxes so much; it thinks you are sleeping. In reality, your conscious mind is awake and able to alter habits inside the subconscious. What this means is that “physical” things block the way to your subconscious.
Now, hypnosis isn’t some hocus-pocus. Instead, it’s a technique to help your body relax while keeping your conscious mind awake. Some people prefer to meditate, others even prefer yoga, but they all have the same thing in common. Relaxing the body and reaching the subconscious is done through breathing and visualization techniques.
Hypnosis is fake if you want it to be. But if you take it seriously as a tool, there is nothing fake about it. Chances are, you’ll discover you could do things you never thought you could.