Afraid to fly? Can’t stop eating cookies? Hypnosis helps
Hypnoisis is not a trancelike condition but an altered state of consciousness. It’s an intense alertness in which the mind can screen out extraneous matters and focus on particular details.
Brain scans taken of people under hypnosis show that despite the relaxed state of our bodies, our minds are extremely attentive.
Hypnosis doesn’t involve giving up one’s will or being controlled by someone else. It does allow the subject to suspend logical reasoning and focus on and accept suggestion.
Original article by Robin Weston here