It’s fairly safe to say that over the course of the past few decades, the art of hypnosis has been used for some pretty ridiculous things. From being performed as a party trick on friends and family, right through to stage shows and more. What use to be considered a mysterious state of mind, unexplained, but capable of producing profound changes in perception and belief, to what is known by many today as primarily as source of entertainment.
Although the majority of our clients rely on our hypnosis services in Houston for help with unwanted habits, phobias and common concerns — there are times when we find ourselves having to reinforce the authenticity of what we offer. The first thing that you need to know is that hypnosis isn’t magic, nor is it a way to force someone to bark like a dog when given a secret cue. The definition I have created to describe hypnosis is that, it is the application of suggestion in trance. Trance being any time the greater amount of one’s attention is turned inward, rather than outward to grounded sensory based information. You cannot create anything with hypnosis. You can only focus on what is already there; and make it smaller or larger, or move it around. Hypnosis is a way of engineering the thinking in a way that is conducive to specific change, allowing a person to improve their well being.
So, Are On-Stage Acts Real?
Some aspect of the stage show are real, and parts of it, indeed the parts that make it the most entertaining are actually aspects of the audience’s internal dialogue about what they see. For instance, independent of what the audience may believe, no one is doing anything against their will. The stage hypnotist is actually a very skilled profiler and is adept a screening his participants-making certain each participant is more willing than not to accept the suggestions he gives them. Additionally, the skilled stage hypnotist, after asking for volunteers will screen them, and keep only the gifted talented on stage; sending the rest back to their seats. The audience may believe the ones who are sent back can’t be hypnotized, but that is not the case. In most instances, they would simply require more training to be a good subject. The group he or she keeps on stage will be much easier to work with, and have quicker access to more phenomenon. Being hypnotized isn’t something that can instantly result in a person becoming a victim of mind-control — it’s simply a state of relaxation not too dissimilar to day dreaming, that can make an individual more prone to accept suggestion.
And it’s in this state that our experts such as TC LeNormand specialize in. By tapping into a part of the human psyche that is otherwise outside of our awareness and inaccessible, it can become possible to provide information, guidance and support when it’s needed. What this means is that when performed properly, hypnosis can be a very effective way of encouraging the subconscious to change the way it operates — which is why it’s so effective when addressing cigarette habits, or food addictions.
Does That Mean That Stage Acts Are Fake?
Well, in a word, no. Some fully trained hypnotist do turn their talents to entertainment — and as they understand the techniques associated with hypnosis, they can certainly make an audience member feel as if they have been hypnotized. What can be said however, is that when used properly, it can become a possibility to modify the way in which a person’s subconscious receives and reacts to information.
And by doing so it can be possible to train a person’s mind into no longer desiring cigarettes, or into reducing their food intake in order to lose weight. Hypnosis should never be considered a trick, in fact at the very least it’s a powerful tool capable of helping a person to overcome simple habits, and help manage stress and make useful lifestyle changes.
Hypnosis can sometimes be mistaken as a type of party trick — but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Sure, on-stage acts can be entertaining, but are they real or do the performers exaggerate what they are doing for their audience? You’ll be pleased to hear that our Houston hypnosis sessions aren’t designed to entertain but to help, but if you’d like to learn a little more about the reality behind the techniques, why not take a look at our latest blog post?
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