Concepts & States of Consciousness For Self Hypnosis
This article discusses the two primary states of consciousness and the four brainwave states of the human brain and how these states affect and can be used to improve the results of self hypnosis.
Brainwave Concepts &
States of Consciousness For Self Hypnosis
On the most basic level, the human brain operates out of two states of consciousness. The first is the conscious mind which is our normal frame of mind when fully awake. The conscious mind is the logical, critical mind used to dealing with the real world including activities such as decisions, thinking, problem-solving, walking, running, and so forth. The conscious mind is the one that chooses to believe or disbelieve something.
The second of the two states of consciousness is the subconscious mind which controls most of our reactions, emotions, beliefs, habits, and ways of thinking. The subconscious mind is ruled by emotion and tends to believe everything it sees, hears, or experiences. This is why it is important what you say (or think) to yourself. If you think – this will never work – your subconscious mind will take it as truth and make you act in ways to make that prediction come true.
The brain also operates in four different frequency ranges called brainwaves. The frequency ranges are much like tuning your radio to the FM band or the AM band. With this analogy, you could think of the FM band as one set of brainwaves and the AM band as another set of brainwaves. And the TV band could be a third set of brainwaves.
Each frequency range is associated with a different level and type of activity for the human brain. The most active (and highest operating frequency range) is called beta brainwaves. Beta brainwaves actually operate in the range of 15 to 40 Hertz (i.e., cycles per second). The brain operates in the beta range when fully awake and engaged in active thought such as problem-solving, teaching, singing, etc. Beta brainwaves are typically characterized as alert and working.
The next lower level of brainwaves is the alpha state covering a frequency range of 9 to 14 Hertz (cycles per second). Ones brainwave activity typically slows down to this range when the person is awake but relaxed or calmly reflecting or thinking. The alpha state is characterized as relaxed and reflecting. When someone is being hypnotized or engaging in self hypnosis, the alpha state is the relaxation phase the hypnotist tries to establish by asking the subject to close his or her eyes, breathe deeply, and relax. In this state, the subject is preparing for hypnosis but is not yet actually under hypnosis.
The third level of brainwaves is the theta state covering a frequency range of 5 to 8 Hertz. The human brain operates at these frequencies when the subject is very relaxed, drowsy, or daydreaming. The theta state is often accompanied by high creativity and a free-flow of new ideas which is characteristic of the subconscious mind. If you have been driving and suddenly realize you can not remember what you saw over the last 5 minutes, you were most likely in the theta state. When you reach the theta state during self hypnosis, you are in a hypnotic trance.
The lowest frequency brainwave state is the delta state covering a frequency range of 1.5 to 4 Hertz. Dream sleep (characterized by Rapid Eye Movement – REM) typically occurs in the range of 3 to 4 Hertz while the range of 2 to 3 Hertz is the range of dreamless sleep. Normally, when the brain reaches this frequency range, it is asleep. During self hypnosis, the brain is fully hypnotized when it reaches this frequency range.
As the brain progresses into the theta and delta brainwave ranges, the subconscious mind becomes the primary state of consciousness and the hypnotist (or recorded self hypnosis scripts) can communicate directly with the subconscious mind bypassing the critical nature of the conscious mind. Presuming the hypnotist or self hypnosis scripts follow the rules for successful self hypnosis, the subconscious mind will accept what it is told as truth and will change the subject behavior, beliefs, and subconscious actions to make the hypnotic suggestions come true.
One of the 7 key factors of successful self hypnosis scripts is the use of binaural beat technology. The basic concept is to input one audible frequency in one ear and a second audible frequency in the other. The brain picks up on the difference between the two frequencies which is yet a third frequency called the beat frequency. By implanting a beat frequency matching one of the alpha, theta, or delta brainwave frequencies (which are below the range of human hearing), the hypnotist can more easily induce hypnosis and communicate directly with the subconscious mind.
Brainwave technology is just one key factor in creating successful self hypnosis scripts. To discover the remaining 6 key factors in successful self hypnosis, and 5 simple tests that reveal if you can be hypnotized, stop by my web site at
Article written by Dr. Bryan Stoker.
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