Hypno-analysis is a process which guides a client back into their childhood under hypnosis, allowing them to re-visit events which continue to adversely affect their adult life. These events are not always traumatic, but for one reason or another they continue trigger unwanted thoughts or behaviours. During analysis, the client is able to re-experience the event, but also view it from an adult perspective. This can be an extremely cathartic experience, and allows the event to be completely de-toxified from an emotional point of view.
On a practical level, the therapist invites the client to think back to their childhood, and describe whatever comes into their head. As this ‘free association’ occurs, the subconscious mind is drawn to the events which have unresolved emotional content, and they become much more real to the client than if they just remembered the event out of hypnosis. It is the re-experiencing of the emotions felt at the time that allows them to be discharged, and they then lose the ability to affect the behaviour of the adult.
The process is usually undertaken in hourly sessions at weekly intervals, and after 6 – 12 weeks the client usually feels ‘happier in their own skin’ than they ever felt possible, and the effect should be permanent. Far quicker and more effective than psycho-analysis, it is regarded by many exponents as the ‘cream of therapies’.
There are possibly a few, but it is much more likely that they are consciously or unconsciously resisting being hypnotised because they are unwilling to ‘give up control’. Being hypnotised does not involve giving up control, but this is some people’s perception of it, and so sometimes people are very wary.
To be truly ‘unhypnotisable’, you would have to have no imagination whatever, and this is extremely rare. It would mean that you never recognised anyone, or anywhere, because the only way you can tell whether you have seen a person or a place before is to compare what you are seeing with a mental picture (using your imagination) of what you have previously seen. So it is much more likely that people who claim they cannot be hypnotised are actually saying that they cannot allow themselves to be hypnotised.
I have had clients who have made this claim, and once I established what was making them resist hypnosis, the problem has been solved. In fact, very often they hypnotise easily, and their fear was based on the fact that they knew they couldn’t resist it.
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