Defining Hypnosis


Hypnosis is a heightened state of focus and suggestibility in which the body and conscious mind are in a relaxed, natural state while the subconscious mind remains very alert and receptive to positive suggestions for change. People often refer to hypnosis as a “trance-like state,” where one can concentrate intensely on a specific thought, memory, feeling or sensation while blocking out distractions.

Hypnosis is a tool used to bypass the critical analysis of your mind so that the suggestions can be accepted and then incorporated into a new “automatic” behavior. While hypnosis can be used for personal benefit, it cannot cause you to do anything against your free will or ethics.

Therapeutic hypnosis is used to improve your health and well-being and is different from stage hypnosis that is used for entertainment purposes only.

Michele Guzy discussing the hypnotic state with her client, Actor David Bloom on Hypnosis Today.


When hypnosis is performed by a Hypnotherapist or by listening to a CD, it is called “Hetero-hypnosis.” When hypnosis is performed solely by you, it is referred to as “Self Hypnosis.” Self Hypnosis is very beneficial when working with general self-improvement issues. It is not recommended for more serious or deep-seated mental or emotional concerns.

Self Hypnosis is governed by two laws of suggestibility in order for it to work. The Law of Association and the Law of Repetition. The more you use Self Hypnosis in your daily life the more effective and rapid these changes will be.

In order to learn Self Hypnosis, you must first establish a series of “anchors” or signals for the mind and body to go into a trance-like state. These anchors are in the form of a key word such as relax, calm or focus, deep breathing techniques and a physical reminder such as touching your thumb and fingers together to initiate your trance. When combined with a hypnotic count down such as 5 to 0 into the subconscious mind, a person can then enlist a series of positive suggestions for physical, mental and emotional stages well being.

Understanding the power of the mind and how our subconscious programming and habits are formed is a beneficial tool for people of all ages. This knowledge can make all the difference in the world in creating success, happiness and prosperity.



They say that it takes 21 days to change a habit with positive suggestions or a new behavior.
Here are 21 powerful reasons to use hypnosis to better your life.


1. Relaxation
2. Stress Management
3. Confidence & Self Esteem
4. Eliminate Fears & Phobias
5. Relationship Enhancement


6. Weight Control
7. Pain Management & Illness
8. Sleep Disorders & Insomnia
9 . Strengthen Immune System
10. Athletic Skills & Performance
11. Stress-Induced Medical Issues


12. Overcome Sabotage
13. Eliminate Procrastination
14. Improve Memory
15. Strengthen Creativity & Talents
16. Motivation & Goal Setting


17. Stop Smoking
18. Habit Control
19. Self Love & Intimacy
20. Communication Skills
21. Overcome Addictions & Co-dependency

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