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Self hypnosis for exams techniques

There are many fears surrounding the use of hypnosis. The use of hypnosis for therapeutic practice is quite common nowadays and can be effective for behaviour change.

excercisetoeasetensionIt is not a case of being controlled or manipulated, or even induced into a deep trance state.

A person in hypnosis is not “asleep”. They’re often more aware of what’s taking place than usual, and their senses are functioning more efficiently than normal. No one can be made to do anything they don’t want to do, and almost anyone can enter the hypnotic state.

The state of hypnosis is most pleasant and particularly relaxing, and a person can converse quite easily whilst within the state.

A good definition of hypnosis is “A state of relaxation and concentration at one with a state of heightened awareness induced by suggestion”.

What is hypnosis?

A state of relaxation and concentration at one with a state of heightened awareness induced by suggestion. It is a non-addictive power for good and is a natural manifestation of the mind at work.

Are there some people you cannot hypnotise?
No, although of course the degree varies from person to person.

Are drugs or tablets used?
No

Shall I be aware of what is happening?
Yes, the predominant feeling of most people is – “it didn’t work for me – I never went under”.

So I am not asleep then?
No you are simply extremely relaxed. This is why the technique is called “Conscious Hypnosis”

Is there any cause at all for concern?
None whatsoever. Hypnosis is a proven therapeutic aid.

Could I be influenced to do anything against my will or nature?
No. In fact you would be shocked out of the hypnotic state immediately any such action was suggested to you.

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Produced by: Dr Declan Aherne, Clinical Psychologist

This article was last reviewed on 03 May 2017

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