11th June 2012 03:47
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Re: justoneman's session experience with Mark V. Johnson, hypnotherapist (and more)
Ack. Hypnosis isn't about sovereignty, or having one's sovereignty treaded on. At least it shouldn't be. A person hypnotizes themselves. The hypnotist should only be a guide to focus on. The guy who works with me on my personal hypnosis can help me to go far far into state to the point it 'appears' that I am in a trance. It only appears that way to the observer because my body is so relaxed its limp and and my vocal cords are so relaxed I can't respond properly. I sound different even and people assume an enity has entered my body but its just me being too lazy to speak and too relaxed to speak well.
Nor do I feel any compunction to correct this limped out. But... I'm fully conscious during this time, as conscious as I am now just a sharpened short of consciousness where I could hear a pin drop in the next room but..have a 250 pound man impose so much pressure on my arm he brings it to the point of breaking and I don't feel a thing. . Fully awake and aware, I'm just in state.
A good hypnotist should know if 'something' is attempting to intrude or if something has been brought to the surface.
Hypnosis typically doesn't bring any altered states of consciousness . Most people save for the deep physical and mental relaxation they experience don't have any sort of profound change in consciousness save for a sense of loss of time. Being in state for 15 minutes really feels no different than being state for two hours.
Hypnosis does have physical symptoms that you'd not be aware of since you are not observing yourself unless you go into Ultra Height hypnosis. So even though you may think you are not in hypnosis or resisting it you are very much in state. One can tell by the physical symptoms that a person in state even if they think otherwise.There's really no defining point between 'in state' and 'out of state' that the particpant can nail down. The hypnotist should be able to .
No more than one can define when they drifted into a road trance when driving which is form of auto hypnosis. One is not aware they are in road hypnosis till they snap out of it and realize they've been driving on auto pilot for miles. Of course you are still conscious during this time or you would have ran off the road but its hard to find that defining point of when you went into state and one is only aware they did that when the pop out.
We go in and out of state all day long, when reading or getting in absorbed in something. A mild hypnotic trance occurs.
11th June 2012 05:23
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