The Power of Hypnosis

The Power Of Hypnosis

The power of Hypnosis. Hypnosis as a healing modality dates back for thousands of years, but it was not until the 1700s that scientists began to truly study and understand exactly what happens when we are put in a hypnotic trance. While there is still argument and debate toward the cause of changes seen during hypnosis, one thing that we are able to understand is the results of hypnosis.
Hypnosis is one of the most effective treatments in not only healing the mind, but the body and spirit as well. Through years of studies and proven results, the question about the power of hypnosis is not necessarily being answered by the underlying cause, but the effect it is having in day-to-day lives around the world.

So Just How Powerful Is Hypnosis?

The power of HypnosisBeing able to quantify the power of  hypnosis may be impossible; the measurable effects that it has may be mysterious, but the concept of hypnosis is rooted in its powerful simplicity: through communicating and utilising the subconscious mind. While it is difficult to put a number on that, the sheer power of hypnosis is easily demonstrated in its ability to help users overcome fear, stress, anxiety, addiction, and other issues that people struggle with. To answer the “how powerful is hypnosis” question it is much easier to look at the results of hypnosis rather than trying to understand the underlying reasons that hypnosis works.

The Power To Manage Healing

In 2011, an American named Kristen Richie was told that she would need brain surgery to remove a tumour. The news was The power of Hypnosisdevastating; Kristen had been through this before when 4 brain tumours were removed almost 20 years before. Dreading the surgery, Kristen began suffering from anxiety and decided to try hypnotherapy. She took 4 sessions prior to her surgery and, to her surprise, felt amazing after the successful surgery. Her recovery time was drastically reduced, and she attributes the entire positive experience to hypnosis.
But Kristen’s case is not an outlier; it’s actually quite normal. In a study conducted by Harvard University, it was shown that surgery patients that undergo hypnosis sessions before having their surgery require less medication before and during the surgery, recover quicker than those who do not undergo hypnosis, and have fewer complications.
The fact that hypnosis can provide such powerful mental and physical benefits is testament to how powerful it can be for our body and our mind.

The Power To Overcome Addiction

The power of HypnosisAddiction has destroyed countless lives over the years and can completely take over a person’s life, ruining it. When most people think about drug, alcohol, or any other type of addiction they picture the physical effects. Even when talking about treatment for addiction, most focus on helping with the symptoms of withdrawal, but addiction is as much mental as it is physical.
Despite just how powerful addiction can be on the mind, hypnosis is an effective way to allow users to overcome addiction. Though it may take time and many hypnotherapy sessions, hypnosis proves just how powerful it is because it can tap so deeply into the subconscious mind that it can help alleviate that yearning desire for addicts to use again.
Ultimately the proof that finally answers how powerful hypnosis is, is in the results. From aiding in the healing of the body to overcoming the strongest mental challenges, hypnosis has helped millions of people around the world. Let me know what you think: just how powerful is hypnosis in your opinion? Leave me a comment below and share your story.


  • Joe Blank

    November 7, 2014

    I had no idea that hypnosis was so useful to some. I was asked to give it a try a few years ago, but declined to do it because I felt it wasn’t needed and I never believed in it, but reading this I am starting to change my mind. Thanks for sharing!

  • Kimberly Hampton

    November 7, 2014

    From what I’ve heard, is that not everyone will experience great effects from hypnosis. Some people may not even see any changes when doing it. Others will change big time. I’ve seen many programs where people get over certain problems and some people show no change and I think it depends on the person and if that person even tries. I think a lot of people don’t let their mind wander or whatever during hypnosis, which is what everyone is supposed to do, essentially follow the hypnosis process. Some people don’t follow the routine and think of other things and so on and therefore it doesn’t work all the time.

  • Lester Moil

    November 7, 2014

    I haven’t looked into hypnosis too much, but from what I did see, the majority of people out there who get hypnotized are able to get hypnotized. It doesn’t work on everyone, but it seems to work on most. Anyways, I’ve always wanted to be hypnotized to get over my stress, anxieties and even back pain that I’ve had for years, so I’m going to see if I can schedule an appointment with a hypnotherapist soon.

  • Jessica Ames

    November 7, 2014

    I never heard of hypnosis helping someone recover faster after such a surgery, but I suppose it’s possible. If one can trick the brain into thinking there’s less pain or even no pain, it could be possible right? Very interesting read guys, thanks for the share!

  • Andy Jones

    November 7, 2014

    Hypnosis is a great way of overcoming many things, from addiction to just general problems. It can block out pain from the mind, which is also quite good!

  • Joelle

    November 10, 2014

    I think the strength of hypnosis comes down to how willing a person is to get hypnotized and how willing that person attempts to listen to the therapist in question. I believe hypnosis is one of the most powerful ways of changing ones mind for the better. It it can literally break someones addictive nature, it can be powerful to do so many other things as well.

  • Steph A.

    November 10, 2014

    Not everyone will take to hypnosis, but that is because they don’t open their mind to it. I’ve opened my mind to hypnotherapy and I must say, it truly does work if you let it work. The power is how much you open your mind to it. Otherwise hypnosis wont work if you’re not willing to try. The power comes from us.

  • Amy Norton

    November 10, 2014

    The thing about hypnosis is that it doesn’t work for everyone right away. Some people need to take more sessions, some are hypnotized right away. It depends on who wants it to work and who doesn’t. I was a skeptic for a while until I actually tried it. And it’s an eye opening experience. It really does change your mind in a way that helps. I totally recommend it.

  • Karl Jammers

    November 10, 2014

    Hypnosis only works for those willing to try it. It doesn’t always work for everyone and it can take a lot longer for some. For me it took months for hypnosis to work, but that was because I wasn’t focused and wasn’t really trying like I should have, once I did, wow, it works like a charm. There are skeptics and those who just can’t believe it, but that’s okay, that’s their choosing.

  • Brie Velasquez

    November 10, 2014

    I knew that hypnosis has helped people fight off addictions, but had no idea it could help recovery and curb pain associated with it. It’s a very interesting thing to realize that we can change the brain to think that we’re feeling less pain and so on, I never would have believed such a thing before, but I am starting to now.

  • Nate Boyd

    November 11, 2014

    There’s so much that can be helped with hypnosis, from healing and overcoming addiction, but there’s so much more. The mind is a complex thing and many people have gotten over stress, pain, anxieties, depression and so much more. Hypnosis can actually help many people overcome serious life problems.

  • Lana

    November 11, 2014

    So hypnosis can help with my back pain? Or make me think my back pain is less noticeable? I got into a sever car accident a few years back and it tore me apart. My back hasn’t gotten much better and I hate the pain. Tried pain medicine and even surgery, but nothing they did worked. So I was wondering if hypnosis can actually help make the pain less noticeable?

  • David A.

    November 11, 2014

    Hypnosis can truly change ones mind for the better because it can truly help those in reed really believe there is a change, and in reality it kind of is true. We worry too much about pain and other such things, when we can train our minds to essentially do mind over pain.

  • Clarissa S.

    November 11, 2014

    Hi guys, this is a great thing you’re doing here to get the point out about hypnosis. I have been going to hypnotherapy for three months now and I’ve overcome addiction problems, anxiety and my day to day stress and I keep doing it to keep focused on my rehab. It can curb pain I bet and for me, it has curbed my problems with work and all sort of other things.

  • Barry B

    November 11, 2014

    Hypnosis is the real deal, yet so many still don’t believe it. Let me just say this, it has helped me overcome some of my medium knee pain. It has also helped me learn to accept who I am and what I can do with my life. Hypnosis is a powerful thing and can make life so much different. That’s a good thing for sure.

  • Hailey

    November 12, 2014

    The power of hypnosis is achievable if one gives it the chance. I myself was hesitant, a non believer, but when I did hypnosis for the first time, I simply let it take me over and I was able to fix many problems I never thought would ever be fixed. It works, people just need to let it take effect as I see it.

  • Mick

    November 12, 2014

    A friend of mine was hypnotized a few years back because of his problems, and he completely changed and isn’t living in fear anymore. I have problems myself and I was wondering if pretty much anything can be cured in with hypnosis?