New brain hypnosis connection

A study “from the University of Turku, Finland, found that during hypnosis the brain shifted to a state where individual brain regions acted more independently of each other.…The finding shows that the brain may function quite differently during hypnosis when compared to a normal waking state. This is interesting because the extent to which hypnosis modifies neural processing has been hotly debated in the field.”

This is not news to hypnotists. It is just that disconnection that is the state that allows the hypnotist to “speak” to the subconscious mind. It is a state that we encourage in what is formally known as an induction, the moving from a conscious mind dominance, to a subconscious dominance, one that allows the conscious mind to “sleep”. The deep sleep state is mostly the same as a deep trance state. Brainwaves prove this definitively.

“In a normal waking state, different brain regions share information with each other, but during hypnosis this process is kind of fractured and the various brain regions are no longer similarly synchronised,” describes researcher Henry Railo from the Department of Clinical Neurophysiology at the University of Turku

I think the use of synchronised would be better replaced with dominant resonance. It is our vibration, our frequencies, that produce a dominant resonance indicated in the change from sleep to waking, from waking to sleep, and from waking to hypnotic. In deep sleep and in deep trance our conscious mind is at rest, a delta brainwave state, leaving our subconscious mind present. Much of the work that takes place in a trance occurs in a Theta brainwave state. This is one “level” higher than Delta. In either case there is access to the subconscious mind. The subconscious is a literal, powerful, and malleable mind. It is this mind where new forms of habitual thinking may be nurtured and brought into being.

It seems likely now that science will confirm what hypnotists and many others have long known — Mind is the builder and there are levels or varieties of mind.

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