Have you heard about the placebo effect? A placebo is a substance or treatment with no active therapeutic effect. An example of this would be taking a pill that you believe is going to make you feel better, and although the pill is actually only a sugar pill and should not have any effect on your situation, you start to feel better anyway. This has occurred many times and for many types of problems.
Dr. Joe Dispenza, author of You Are the Placebo, believes it is possible to heal by thought alone—without drugs or surgery. He describes many documented cases of those who reversed cancer, heart disease, depression, crippling arthritis, and even the tremors of Parkinson’s disease, by believing in a placebo. This demonstrates how powerful our mind is. We can make ourselves sick or make ourselves healthy.
Louise Hay, author of You Can Heal Your Life, believed that our diseases are a result of the thoughts we think. As an example, she posits that knee problems can be the result of a stubborn ego or inability to bend, or that having the flu or influenza is a response to mass negativity, or that kidney stones could be the result of lumps of undissolved anger, etc.
The placebo effect can work in a negative way. If you believe something is going to make you sick or that you will get the flu, it is very likely this will happen. The idea is that the body experiences what the mind believes.
This is the principle behind hypnosis. When one goes into a hypnotic state, he or she is much more receptive to the positive messages the hypnotist suggests. When you are in this state, the suggestions or positive messages go directly to the subconscious mind. This is where change can occur. Once the subconscious mind accepts the new positive messages, the individual is able to make the changes he or she desires. This can happen in a wide array of areas. For example, if you have the belief you only deserve to make $30,000 a year, this belief will prevent you from making more than that. However, with hypnosis, we can help you change this belief and thus allow yourself to earn a greater income.
Similarly, if you believe that you are not entitled to having a good relationship, a good job, or good friends, hypnosis can help you change these negative beliefs. There are so many areas where hypnosis can be of help.
With all the possible benefits of hypnosis, it’s a wonder that more people don’t take advantage of this wonderful technique. One of the problems is that there are so many misconceptions about hypnosis. In fact, several movies portray hypnosis as something dangerous and to be feared. This is very unfortunate, as well as being untrue. If you are in a hypnotic state, you will never do anything that goes against your moral beliefs or values. You are always in control and aware of what you are saying and doing. In fact, you are the person who actually puts yourself in the trance, and you can simply open your eyes and come out of the trance if you are uncomfortable.
One other major misunderstanding is the all too common belief that hypnosis simply does not work. This is utterly untrue. There are now thousands of peer-reviewed studies that demonstrate that hypnosis not only works but can be extremely beneficial. These studies clearly show that hypnosis can help people lose weight, quit smoking, and overcome their fears and phobias.
If you would like to find out more about hypnosis or see if it can be of benefit to you, please call Phil Rosenbaum at 248-688-6469. With such an effective tool available, it is a shame to not take advantage of it!