Hypnosis is a state of brain that everyone experiences yet it is not harnessed for its therapeutic effect. An astounding 98 per cent of all people can entrap one'ssubconscious ensconced amidst the inner brain into a self-induced trance. The author is a registered certified hypnotherapist who knows inside out of psychic hypnosis and its pragmatism. With full conviction he asserts, ?Behaviour and addiction modification through self-hypnosis is the same as being hypnotized by a professional hypnotherapist?.
Before the invention of anesthetic in 1846, Dr James Braid in England had conducted 3000 major operations using self-hypnosis. The hidden part of the brain, the subconscious was unraveled by Sigmund Freud who enunciated psychoanalysis to let open the ?hidden dimensions of human nature?. The alpha area is crucial for self-hypnosis.
Self-hypnosis is simply a way of relaxing and setting aside the conscious mind. The author is wary enough not to topple his readers who might be dabbling the self-hypnotic sessions. So he stipulates an acclimatisation period. The author lays down a preconditioning training programme prior to entering a self-hypnosis session. This modulation becomes imperative as, ?you are going to be transporting yourself into the brain war zone ? the mighty imagination and memory powers of the inner brain?. The preconditioning programme creates an exhilarating access to the ?inner brain'sthoughts and memory banks. The subconscious brain develops its own decisions, its secret thoughts, or any disturbances?. Once the stage is set, the practitioner can move on to the real phase of self-hypnotic sessions consisting of twelve in total.
The first session hones skills to combat stress and mould mental attitude into an optimistic and powerful one. The second session prepares to tackle anxiety, panic attacks and self-obsessive worries. It also bodes well to refrain oneself from remorse rumination that is brooding over spilt milk. Clinical depression that poses to be an enervating menace is also dealt with. The third session upbraids the practitioner to restrain from alcohol and popping illegal drugs. Anti-tobacco smoking has been given due cognizance in one of the sessions. One session introspects marital harmony including sexuality and lust. What if a person is afflicted with a permanent illness, can'the too receive any succour? A session is devoted to address the handicapped. A session has been devoted exclusively for public speaking enhancement, an imperative for a societal interaction. Aspects of problem solving and creativity have also been ascribed for practice sessions. Career dissatisfaction often creates disorientation frenzy. So motivation for a change is dealt upon in one of the sessions. The penultimate session fathoms out spiritual plumb line. The last practice session spells out the serene manifestation of the state of mind.
Stress that has reared its devious head as the world'sgreatest killer can be cowed down by meticulous contemplation of this book. The prescribed twelve self-hypnotic stress buster sessions invigorate and magnify the inner brain'sthoughts to surmount any mental hurdle with panache. The entire procedure is innocuous and any morbid fear is far-fetched. The writer enlists a plethora of precautions to stave-off the slightest perturbation amongst his novice practitioners.
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