Hypnosis and Brain Wave States

We easily forget that we are the controllers of our reality – and that “our reality” is not made up of outside influences, but that it actually consists of our thoughts, beliefs and mindset…

 

Therefore, by learning about the deeper states of consciousness, you can open your unconscious mind and create your reality at will, and with precision. To do this, the first step is to understand your different brain frequencies.

 

Did you know that we all have five (Beta, Alpha, Theta, Delta and Gamma), and each frequency is measured in cycles per second (Hz) and has its own set of characteristics representing a specific level of brain activity and a unique state of consciousness?

 

1) Beta (12-40Hz) – The Waking Consciousness and Reasoning Wave

 

Beta brain waves are associated with normal waking consciousness and a heightened state of alertness, logic and critical reasoning, indicating a strongly engaged mind. The Beta brainwave state is where we focus, learn, create, study, memorize, write and function in our day to day lives. A person in active conversation, playing sports or making a presentation would be in a Beta state.

 

While Beta brain waves are important for effective functioning throughout the day, they also can translate into stress, anxiety and restlessness.

 

Low Beta is associated with concentration and alertness and higher levels of Beta activity are associated with stress, anxiety and fight or flight reactions. Lack of low beta activity is associated with disorders such as depression, ADD, addiction, OCD and other anxiety disorders.

 

The voice of Beta can be described as being that nagging little inner critic, that little voice that talks to you… it’s not you, you know… because if it was you… then who is listening to it? And since the majority of adults operate at Beta, it’s little wonder that stress is today’s most common health problem.

 

2) Alpha (8-12Hz) – The Deep Relaxation Wave

 

Alpha brain waves represent a state of relaxed mental awareness or reflection and are present in deep relaxation and usually when the eyes are closed and are associated with pre-sleep and pre-waking drowsiness.

 

Alpha brain waves normally occur when you are slipping into a lovely daydream, during light meditation or when in a light hypnosis state. It is an excellent time to program the mind for success and it also heightens your imagination, visualization, memory, learning and concentration.

 

It is the gateway to your subconscious mind and lies at the base of your conscious awareness. The voice of Alpha is your intuition, which becomes clearer and more profound the closer you get to 7.5Hz.

 

Alpha brainwaves are associated with an effortless state of consciousness. Watching television can induce your mind to slip from Beta to the Alpha state, and children tend to play in Alpha. Serotonin release occurs in the Alpha brain wave state, at about 10 Hz.

 

3) Theta (4-8Hz) – The Deep Meditation and Sleeping Wave

 

Theta brainwaves are the second slowest brainwave activity and are present during deep meditation, deep hypnosis, and light sleep, including the all-important REM dream state. It is the realm of your unconsciousness mind and is normally only experienced momentarily as you drift off to sleep from Alpha and wake from deep sleep (from Delta).

 

It is said that a sense of deep spiritual connection and unity with the universe can be experienced at Theta. Your mind’s most deep-seated programs are at Theta and it is where you experience vivid visualizations, great inspiration, profound creativity and exceptional insight. Unlike your other brain waves, the elusive voice of Theta is a silent voice.

 

It is at the Alpha-Theta border, from 7Hz to 8Hz, where the optimal range for visualization, mind programming and using the creative power of your mind begins. It’s the mental state which you consciously create your reality. At this frequency, you are conscious of your surroundings however your body is in deep relaxation.

 

Many adults only attain the Theta brainwave state in their sleep or in deep hypnosis, and cannot seem to reach or sustain the Theta state when they are awake. Interestingly, the planet Earth resonates at a Theta frequency of 7.83 Hz, a frequency known as Schumann Resonances.

 

Research has proven thirty minutes a day of Theta meditation can dramatically improve a person’s overall health and well-being.

 

4) Delta (0-4Hz) – The Deep Sleep Wave

 

Delta brainwaves are the slowest in frequency and represent a state of deep dreamless sleep. The Delta frequency is the slowest of the frequencies and the slowest brainwave activity. It is experienced in deep, dreamless sleep and in very deep, transcendental meditation where awareness is fully detached.

 

Among many things, deep sleep is important for the healing process – as it’s linked with deep healing and regeneration. Hence, not having enough deep sleep is detrimental to your health in more ways than one.

 

5) Gamma (above 40Hz) – The Insight Wave

 

This range is the most recently discovered and is the fastest frequency at above 40Hz. Research has indicated at moments when bursts of insight or high-level information processing occur, there are corresponding increases in brain activity in the Gamma range.

 

Gamma waves are the brain’s optimal frequency associated with increased compassion, optimal brain function, awareness of reality and increased mental abilities. Though more rapid than beta waves, gamma brainwaves have virtually unnoticeable amplitude and can be found in every part of the brain. Gamma waves serve as a binding mechanism between all parts of the brain and help to improve brain function and perception.

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What is Hypnotherapy?

By Paul Holcroft, an International Credited Hypnotherapist & NLP Practitioner

 

There are many external and internal forces that cause stress within our bodies and these stresses throw our lives out of balance. Hypnotherapy healing is based on the concept of making whole… it is holistic in nature and is about removing stress and emotional blockages and bringing about harmony and balance within.

 

Hypnotherapy is similar in many ways to counselling except a hypnotherapist works on a deeper level… the unconscious mind and, can involve several different methodologies within the session including; Erickson Hypnosis, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Time Line Therapy and Body Wisdom.

 

The outcomes and powerful results that can be achieved through hypnotherapy are many and varied and can include personal, professional, emotional and health benefits at extraordinary levels.

 

Many people have a fear or are sceptical of hypnosis. This is due to television and stage performances which portray people being put under hypnosis against their will. The reality is hypnosis is not something that is done to you. The hypnotherapist, utilizing different deep mindful techniques, is merely the guide that leads you to a state of deep relaxation and a state of heightened mental awareness.

 

Once in this state of deep relaxation and heightened awareness you are able to communicate with the unconscious part of your mind where you can uncover any unconscious patterns you may be running that are controlling your life… and many times you are not even consciously aware that these patterns even existed.

 

Hypnotherapy empowers you with tools that you can use to adjust and tweak these unconscious patterns to better serve you and the goals you have for your life. Hypnotherapy allows you to transform yourself… and the transformation happens from the inside out… it comes from within. The transformation comes from the insights you discover inside (the unconscious mind)… not from the external information you receive (conscious mind).

 

Did you know that many famous people from all walks of life including sports stars, business executives, professional speakers, singers, stage actors and movie stars use hypnotherapy on a regular basis to remove stage fright, emotional stress, self-confidence and self-esteem issues as well as keeping themselves positively on track with their life goals. Hypnotherapy is one of the most powerful methods for getting permanent results. You only need to Google this to discover more.

 

You see there’s nothing strange or mysterious about hypnotherapy. It’s just a profession like any other profession. Hypnotherapists are trained professionals just like a psychologist or a solicitor or an architect… except in our case we are a profession that leads the way for business goal setting, getting the right mindset, creating abundance, tackling self-confidence and self-esteem issues, dealing with stress, anxiety and panic attacks, phobias, pain management, quitting cigarettes, weight-loss, sports performance enhancement and many, many other issues people have to deal with on a day-to-day basis. And it all has to do with the power of the unconscious mind.

 

You may have heard people describe the mind in many different ways but let’s look at the structures of the mind – the conscious part of the mind and the unconscious part of the mind. The conscious mind being what we are consciously aware of at any point in time in the present moment. The conscious mind is where we do all the analysing an evaluating. It is where we make all the day-to-day decisions.

 

The unconscious mind is where everything else is stored, everything we have ever seen, heard, felt, smelt or experienced… good and bad… much of which, we may no longer be even consciously aware of. Your unconscious mind is also responsible for all of the body’s automatic functions. It makes your eyes blink, your heart beat, makes you breath faster or slower when you need to.  It digests your food and controls your hormones.

 

What I am saying, metaphorically speaking is to look at your unconscious mind as your automatic pilot. Your unconscious mind runs your life for you.

 

Every event and experience you have ever witnessed is all stored in the subconscious mind. All learning, all behaviour, all change is in fact programmed into your unconscious mind. And you have been programming things you learn, beliefs, values, morals, habits (good and bad) and all sorts of other things into your unconscious mind since the day you were born. These habits and beliefs then create neurological patterns.

 

When we learn things, we store them in the unconscious mind and they become automatic.  You see, everything you do automatically, without thinking, is an unconscious habit. Even you’re breathing… it just happens for you.

 

If you run and your body needs more oxygen pumped to the cells in your muscles, you don’t need to think about it, you automatically breathe faster and heavier and your heart rate increases to pump that extra oxygen around your body quickly to get it to where it is needed. Your unconscious mind takes care of all of the body’s autonomic functions for you.

 

When you need to think about something to do it – it is a conscious process. For example when you first learnt to read, you really had to think about every letter – every sound – and just take in small pieces of information at a time – because that is all the conscious mind can handle.

 

When you learnt to drive a car – it was think, think, think … gears … blinkers … brake … check mirrors ….  And so on. It was difficult concentrating on so many things at once. That’s because the tiny conscious part of the mind gets overloaded very easily.

 

So what happens is that when we practice something over and over again, the conscious mind downloads that information to the powerful unconscious mind which then handles all those sorts of things and they become automatic – an easy habitual behaviour.

 

So you learn something, you practice it, you relegate it to the unconscious mind, the unconscious takes over that function for you – and then you get access to it on automatic pilot. So you see, when you no longer need to think about something … when you do it automatically, it is unconscious.

 

It has been programmed into the unconscious mind which then takes it on board as an automatic behaviour or habit.  Now some of these habits and learning are useful – like driving a car or reading and writing.  But some habits and learning are not useful – such as smoking or overeating … or phobias or panic attacks.

 

Whatever we program into the unconscious mind will become an automatic function that is no longer under our conscious control.

 

You may have tried previously to change unhealthy habits or unwanted programmed responses with conscious willpower but how hard is that?  You see, the reality is we come hardwired to actually protect those old habits because it’s the job of the unconscious mind hold onto them.

 

It doesn’t forget or let go of them. It holds onto them to protect us and keep us alive. You don’t unlearn something that you have programmed in. And remember… the unconscious mind does not analyse whether it is a good or bad habit or response or program… it simply accepts what you have programmed into it, runs that program and holds onto to it to protect us.

 

Take for instance; driving a car, you wouldn’t all of a sudden forget what you have to do. The unconscious mind holds onto everything so we don’t have to relearn them all over again… it is our survival mechanism. The unconscious mind protects the body by protecting the habits and learning that you have formed and programmed into the subconscious mind.

 

That’s right!  The unconscious mind never forgets. That’s why when you consciously try to break a bad habit, the unconscious mind holds onto it… to protect you… and it feels like there’s a battle going on inside. This is because that is exactly what is happening. There is an inner conflict between the conscious and the unconscious mind.

 

So whenever you try to stop smoking or lose weight, or break any of those unwanted habits or responses, the conscious mind may be trying to release it – but the unconscious mind hold on to it because it thinks it is protecting you..

 

So it naturally follows that when you want to make changes to these programmed patterns and behaviours the changes must be made at an unconscious level… and this is what is achieved through hypnotherapy.  Hypnotherapy, simply stated, bypasses the conscious mind and speaks directly to and reprograms the unconscious mind.

 

By using hypnotherapy we can bypass all that difficult practice/relearning stage… the hard way… and then changing unwanted habits and behaviours becomes easy… an automatic process.

 

It is a method of controlling or breaking a habit in a quick, easy and effortless way and regaining control of our lives.  And when hypnotherapy is done correctly, that’s exactly what happens.

 

So where do habits come from?  Let’s look at smoking. Many people tried smoking in their younger days because it was ‘cool’ or for some other ‘feel good’ reason. They did it consciously and battled through the coughing and spluttering – the awful taste – and then they kept repeating this behaviour until the unconscious mind said okay… I’ve got it… I’ll make this an automatic habit for you.

 

And the unconscious mind programmed it in as a ‘feel good’ habit because at the time, that’s what it was… it was “cool” or you felt part of a group, or you believed it relaxed you. And from that moment onwards you became a smoker.

 

Now you can tell yourself consciously “I will not smoke, I will not smoke, I will not smoke” but you find yourself desperately wanting to reach out for a cigarette because the conscious mind is the thinking part of the mind but the unconscious mind is the feeling emotional part of the mind… and it runs the show.

 

The unconscious mind is much larger, much stronger and far more powerful… it’s your survival mechanism. And your feelings (emotions) will always over-ride your conscious thoughts unless you elicit tremendous will-power.

 

Therefore, it is a simple fact that when you try making changes consciously, it is difficult because the unconscious mind holds the power and it will keep running the programmed behaviour – in this case, smoking because it is programmed in as a “feel good” habit.

 

The reason hypnotherapy is so powerful in changing unconscious habits and behaviours, is because you do not have to consciously try over and over again to think a certain way or to behave a certain way. Hypnotherapy speaks directly to the unconscious mind so the change is instantaneous – automatic. It makes it easy and effortless… and it makes it permanent.

 

So now that we know that hypnotherapy is a totally normal and natural everyday occurring state where you’re totally safe and in totally in control, the question is, does hypnotherapy really work? The answer is a definite yes.

 

So as you can now see, during a therapeutic hypnotherapy session, you and the hypnotherapist are working together toward the same positive outcome. This is the reason we tailor our programs so carefully for each individual and the reason we maintain such a high level of success.

 

What makes our practice so unique is the advanced processes and innovative techniques we use to address the individual requirements of each client. We conduct a free first session to talk about your particular challenge and see if we are indeed able to help and, if not, we will gladly refer you to the appropriate professional.

 

Many studies, conducted over long periods of time, have proven the success of hypnotherapy and, modern technology is now actually scientifically able to monitor its effectiveness. So it certainly works and not only that, we have, over time, actually improved it. Our advanced hypnotherapy techniques are achieving phenomenal success in many different areas… and normally in just one session.

 

MEDITATION & HYPNOSIS

From the Desk of Dr Robert Anthony:

MEDITATION & HYPNOSIS… By Far the Fastest, Most Effective Path to Success

 

Why is it so hard to achieve any success in life?

Because your HABITS are a thousand times more powerful than your PLANS or your WILLPOWER.

 

And if your plans are not coming to fruition, it simply means you have certain ingrained habits that actually KEEP you from reaching your goals.

 

That means just one thing: If you want to achieve your goals, don’t work on your PLANS!

Instead, spend time and effort to re-wire your HABITS!

 

Because here’s the reality of it all:

 

If you DON’T Change your Habits, then you WON’T Change your Future!

 

More and more people are turning to meditation and hypnosis to overcome their bad habits… with surprisingly successful results.

 

These days, it’s not unusual to hear about CEO’s and business tycoons who make meditation and hypnosis a top priority in their daily lives… simply because they see results.

 

Why does it work so well?

 

Here’s why: Hypnotism isn’t a magic trick. It’s a technique that’s been proven over the centuries, across different cultures, and it works by re-wiring your UNCONSCIOUS mind.

 

Hypnotism gets rid of those bad habits and distractions that hold you back from achieving your goals, helping you focus ONLY on the beliefs, situations, actions, and decisions that move you closer to success with every step you take.

 

Why are meditation and hypnosis worth a try?

 

Because considering the alternatives – Motivation, which requires a lifetime commitment and takes at least several months to work, and Willpower, which pits you into a losing battle with yourself – Hypnotism works almost INSTANTLY, and its positive effects last your entire life.

 

It’s like reformatting an old, virus-filled computer with a newer, cleaner operating system. It has the same keyboard, same mouse, same monitor, same CPU, and even the same user… but thanks to its re-wired inner workings, it gets much more work done in much less time.

 

That’s basically what hypnotism does to YOUR inner workings. You’re the same YOU… only now, you’ll achieve much more in much less time!

 

So try this right now: Get a sheet of paper, and write down your goals.

 

They could be your business goals, your family goals, your personal goals, and so on. Whatever they may be, write them down.

 

My Goals and Dreams:

 

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Now, take this list with you as we take the next step…

 

“So, What Do I Do Next?”

 

Want to change your habits, and achieve your goals and dreams in much less time? Then take the word of science for it: Hypnosis is definitely worth a try.

 

So right now, you can go ahead and look for a reputable hypnotist with a good track record in your area. A few sessions should do wonders if you’re willing to make the investment.

 

Or, you can take it a step further, and try out the latest evolution in the science of hypnotism – self-hypnosis.

 

It’s a faster, easier, and definitely cheaper way to reap the benefits of hypnosis, and apply it to all areas of your life.

 

And the best part about it? You can start trying it out for yourself 15 minutes from now.

 

My program, Deliberate Creation Instant Self-Hypnosis, features rapid hypnosis, access to your subconscious blueprint, and my unique anchoring process.

 

If you’d like to give it a try, take your list of goals and dreams you wrote down earlier, and click this link to get started… http://innerhealthblog.com/goto/secretdeliberatecreation.html

ONE-HOUR MEDITATION IN 12-MINUTES

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Imagine been able to do a one-hour advanced meditation in 12-minutes… not possible?

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And right now you can try one of the MP3’s for free here: http://www.zen12.com/homepage/a/Synergy

 

Did you know that meditation is scientifically-proven to bring a multitude of powerful benefits to those  that practice it? Is your mind so full of metal chatter? Do you find yourself restless, constantly fidgeting  or twitching? Have you have tried meditation before and have been unable to get the results you desire or you were unaware of the myriad of benefits of meditation? Has finding time to do it been an issue for you?

 

If you answered yes to any of the questions above then you owe it to yourself and your well being to try the Zen12 system. Click here http://www.zen12.com/homepage/a/Synergy and try out the free session.

Look at some of the tried and proven benefits that can be attained through meditation:

  • Eliminate stress, worry and anxiety and become the master of your emotions
  • Stop the constant chatter in your brain so you can think clearly and precisely
  • Stimulate your creativity and elevate your focusing power during study projects
  • Increase your overall health by bringing balance to your body
  • Achieve greater relaxation and enhance your mood.

 

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These results can be attained by using a system known as Meditation and Brain Wave  Entrainment and can be practised anywhere at any time but the key is to have minimal  distraction and to use headphones.

 

 

These special recordings can include a mix of music and sound effects overlaid above special ‘brainwave’ audio that makes meditation more likely. This audio enables brainwave entrainment to take place, where the frequency of sounds and an individual’s brainwaves are encouraged to sync up with each other. For the purposes of meditation, the idea would be to stimulate alpha brainwave activity in the 8-13 Hertz region, a state of relaxed and effortless alertness. This helps achieve deeper results, quicker.

 

Zen12 gives you a full hour’s worth of deep meditation, all in just 12 minutes. It uses “brainwave sounds” to speed up the process, and it’s genuinely unlike anything you’ve experienced before.

 

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