Hypnosis is a major part of the Gymnastics Fear Cure System.
Before you first experience hypnosis and start using it to make wonderful, positive changes in your gymnastics and life, I would like to say a few words to answer some of your possible questions and to get rid of a few popular myths and misunderstandings about hypnosis:
Sorry, No Zombies.
- No one controls you.
- You can’t be made to do anything you don’t want to.
- You won’t reveal any deep, dark secrets.
- You hear everything going on around you.
- You can’t get stuck in a trance. Worse case â€“ you fall asleep and wake up normally.
- Hypnosis is not a sign of a weak mind. The more intelligent you are, the more easily you can be hypnotized.
- Yes, YOU can be hypnotized.
- Hypnosis is not dangerous. Your subconscious mind always protects you.
- All hypnosis is self-hypnosis.
What about Stage Hypnosis?
What about stage hypnosis you may ask, where the hypnotist seems to get people to say and do silly things and am I going to make you bark like a dog or act like a chicken? People who get up on stage â€œto be hypnotizedâ€ want to be the life of the party. A good stage hypnotist selects people who want to be on the stage and then picks the ones that really want to perform.
Hypnotists also create an entertainment atmosphere where everybody expects them to act silly on stage anyway. The hypnotist can’t make the people on stage do anything they donâ€™t subconsciously want to do. As far as the dog or chicken part, well, if you really want to do it, we can, but I charge extra for that.
You Have Been In Trance Before
You may be surprised to hear that a hypnotic trance is not new to you. You have been in natural trance states many times before. You were in trance when you were in a movie theater with hundreds of strangers and forgot all about them while watching an exciting movie.
Or for example, when you have been reading a thrilling book or and found yourself completely absorbed and with your heart pounding. Have you ever watched someone watching a physical sport and starting to move with the action â€“ they are in a hypnotic trance.
The only difference between these naturally occurring states and those that we use in hypnosis is that with the hypnosis, you intend to enter the state, you are in control of it and it is just like a slightly stronger, deeper version of the state.
My own first experience of hypnosis was one of being extremely relaxed and calm, but very aware of what was going on round me, because I was in a room with many other people being hypnotized at the same time.
Hypnosis gives your hypnotist access to your subconscious mind to enhance, modify or even erase any or all of these things to make your life and gymnastics better.
Accessing your subconscious mind with hypnosis can help you remember things from your past, help you adjust your emotions and responses to the things you have lived through to improve your life, your gymnastics and your level of happiness.
Hypnosis is simply a way of accessing our brain’s computer and updating the programming so that you can make the changes to your life and gymnastics that you want to.
Your unconscious mind is where all of your emotions exist and where your behavior comes from and it is the part of your mind that we work with in hypnosis. Hypnosis is a way of us stepping over your conscious mind and accessing the subconscious mind where we can make powerful and permanent changes.
Does Hypnosis Work?
Yes, hypnosis works. Hypnosis is not a magical, mystical supernatural or even unusual. Just about everyone goes in and out of trance every day. Even you. You just don’t realize that’s what it is when you are in trance. If you have an average IQ or above and are not under the influence of drugs or alcohol, then you can be hypnotized.