Hypnosis is a therapeutic tool that allows the mind to be put into "pause" to let the person working with the therapist access memories and deep emotions that the brain would prefer to forget or to hide.
Through this more direct access, it is possible to do faster and more effective work with concrete and lasting results.
The transpersonal is what connects man to what is beyond his own individuality, and connects him to the "Universe", to others and to the dimension of deep meaning to form the basis of his humanity. The transpersonal represents the secular aspect of spirituality, that is to say, a non-religious vision and an unaffiliated and non-dogmatic spirituality.
The origins of suffering may be due to an injury at any age, bereavement, disappointed attachment, the refusal to accept a reality of inflated expectations, inner conflict, a sentimental or professional disappointment, a loss of sense, existential questions, the fear of death ...
Hebdo 44, october 29th 2015
Hypnosis explained by Neuroscience
Contrary to a widespread notion that the subject under hypnosis is in a state of unconsciousness resembling sleep, depriving him/her of control, several scientific studies have demonstrated that he/she is awake.
Under hypnosis, several brain regions are activated differently than during the waking state: there are changes in areas of the occipital lobe (vision), parietal (sensations) and precentral gyrus (motor) by type of hypnotic suggestion; and also in the regions connected in different modes of attention, as well as those involved in mental imagery (precuneus). This suggests that, under hypnosis, subjects filter their feelings and thoughts by mixing memories of pleasant moments or suggestions made during induction of hypnosis. The latter also affects the perception of pain in the brain. You know that pain is an unpleasant sensory and/or emotional experience subjectively reporting an injury, real or not. The information of the pain perception is routed via nerve fibers, first to the spinal cord and then to the thalamus and different brain regions. Brain imaging has shown that hypnotic suggestions change the perception of pain by reducing the activity of brain regions associated with the aversive aspects of pain. This also reduces the transmission of pain signals through the fibers in the spinal cord.
Hypnosis is no magic wand. As famous hypnotist Messmer says :
Before becoming a stage hypnotist, you practiced as a hypnotherapist:
" Absolutely. I've had patients who came to see me, notably to address their phobias or to quit smoking. I enjoyed having my own practice, although I found it unfortunate that some patients believed that their phobias could be cured instantly. It’s a process which takes time and several sessions. "