Self hypnosis is a life-changing tool that I learned in 1992. Since that time I have found a lot of different uses for this tool. Many people are apprehensive about self hypnosis because they are not quite sure what it is. Once they understand how it works, they are no longer apprehensive and are open to using it.
There are four levels of consciousness that have been identified and measured for the human body by scientists on an EEG machine. An EEG machine is an Electroencephalography machine that records the electrical activity along the scalp produced by the firing of neurons within the brain.
The first of the four levels is called beta consciousness (13-40 cycles per second) and you would recognize this as “fully-awake” consciousness. This is the state that we are in most of the time, when we are talking, thinking, interacting with others, working, or generally living our lives.
The next level down towards sleep is known as alpha consciousness (8-13 cycles per second). The cycles per second are slower and this is the level where hypnosis occurs. Think of it as the state that you are in just prior to falling asleep. You may start to have dream sensations in this state, but you are not quite fully asleep or awake. It is a very suggestive state. You are open and accepting in this state without the judgments of the beta state of consciousness. You may be alarmed to know that we fall into this alpha state of consciousness very easily, and sometimes do so while we are watching television. This explains why TV advertising is, and always will be, one of the most effective forms of advertising. It is also the best level for learning—more about this later.
The next two levels are sleep levels. Theta consciousness (4-7 cycles per second) is the dreaming state, although there is evidence that we dream at both sleep levels. Delta consciousness (1/2-4 cycles per second) is the deep sleep level. We usually go into delta consciousness when we first go to sleep and then rise up into theta level during the night.
Here are seven ways that I have found it to be helpful:
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My name is Carolyn Jolly. My professional life has been in sales, marketing and IT management. Along the way I’ve been studying and experimenting with self improvement and personal development techniques for the past 20 years. I have had more than a few mind-blowing experiences and I’ve made some discoveries that have shaped my ideas. I’m now using this website to pass those ideas along.
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