Hypnosis is a therapeutic technique used by clinicians to make patients more suggestible, allowing them to relax and focus. Self-hypnosis, on the other hand, lets you induce a state of high suggestibility and extreme relaxation without the help of a clinician or a hypnotist.
Self-hypnosis and hypnosis, in general, is a powerful tool that can treat several physical and mental conditions. Contrary to popular belief, hypnosis and its techniques have nothing to do with magic or revealing hidden secrets.
In fact, hypnosis is a medically recognized technique applied in therapy to improve the well-being of patients. So how does it induce a trance-like state accompanied with a heightened sense of imagination, relaxation, and suggestibility?
Hypnosis changes your brain wave patterns, as seen in an EEG (Electroencephalogram). EEGs further show that in a hypnotized state, your brain experiences theta brain waves, a state that’s typically experienced in deep meditation, light sleep, or daydreaming.