He Rocks and Rocks, but He Insists It’s Unrelated to HypnosisBy Nicholas Pollak @ 6:00 PM June 28, 2010
A place where I eat has a rocking man, upright with arms always folded across his chest. His posture appears to be very defensive. Yet his humor is dry to go with his warm, caring personality.
He stands and he rocks, side to side, like a pendulum. A look develops in his eye. Aware of all that surrounds him, he is not where he appears to be.
He is in a state of self -hypnosis that he has developed for himself. Amazingly, he has a cynical attitude toward hypnotism in general. Yet when you suggest to him that what he is doing is a form of self- hypnosis, he denies it.
He is hypnotizes himself, using his trance to remain relaxed and aware in his stressful job.
Sometimes he is able to be somewhere else for minutes at a time. The moment he senses he is needed, he immediately refocuses on the present, continuing his duties with calm and warmth.
As a clinical hypnotherapist, part of what I do on a daily basis: Help clients learn to find a quiet zone and develop their own self-image while in that zone.
The key to hypnosis is the ability of an individual to focus on his success, happiness and prosperity, to build an image of what each means to him.
Significance of Imagery
The subconscious does not determine what is right or wrong, good or bad. It only holds the information it has seen.
The image anyone creates must be one to which he attaches a strong emotion.
Take a person who suffers from panic attacks.
While in hypnosis the client can, in a safe environment, relive the cause of his panic and learn to view it in a more detached way. Coupled with a protein rich diet (small amounts of protein several times a day, ensuring a balanced sugar level), these changes enhance a client’s success from desensitization.
Panic attacks often occur after an incident when client was under stress and his sugar level was low.
Low sugar levels change a person’s ability to think from a rational level to a survival mode where there may be a strong hypersensitivity to anything the client perceives as a threat.
The threat may be mild or even nonexistent. But the reaction is often overly emotional. Unable to control his emotions, he may not sleep well, aggravating the issue.
Clients have tried to get by with the symptoms and take medications such as Xanax, a relaxant to deal with the attack. This will only deaden the reaction without curing the problem.
Hypnosis suggests a way for the client to rid himself of the attacks by understanding what they are, how they start and knowing what to do to stop them. As the client becomes more adept, the attacks finally disappear, allowing the client live in a much healthier way.
The formula: Allowing the client to focus less on the perceived onset of a panic attack and more success, happiness and prosperity.
Another example would be a strong image of the job you want to do and the pathway to it. Clearly envisioning this image, your sub-conscious begins to give out the thoughts that you want, to create your success, happiness and prosperity.
To this point you are the sum total of all decisions you have ever made. Why not ask your subconscious for proposals that would give you the success, happiness and prosperity you want?
By emulating the rocking man, swaying gently from side to side, fixing your gaze on an object or a point in space, practice will help you to hear yourself, to know the direction you want to go for your goals.
With the image of your success, the knowledge of your goals and what you know you must do to get there, just leaves you with one last thing, and that is, to do them.
Attaining your goals requires hard work, but you will be rewarded.
A clinical hypnotherapist, handwriting analyst and expert master hypnotist, Nicholas Pollak may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org