In this article, we take a look at the benefits of guided imagery meditation as well as looking at the full benefits of hypnosis.
Guided meditation and hypnosis healing
Meditation is a mental exercise which involves relaxation, awareness, and focus. An individual can practice it by either focusing their attention on a single object, either internal or external or by paying attention to a predominant experience in the present moment, such as breathing.
Benefits of guided imagery meditation
Guided meditation comes in many different formats. Each form has its own purpose, such as self-improvement or healing oneself. Other forms can be more general and used for things like quieting the mind or enhancing relaxation and calmness. Some practices are even designed to take the individual to a higher state of consciousness. The positive effects of guided meditation range from reduced stress, reduced chronic pain, lower risk of binge eating (obesity) and depression.
How is the guided meditation performed?
Guided meditation is meditation with the help of a guide (voice). By listening to the guiding voice a person can be gently taken into a state of deep consciousness. Guided meditation is one of the easiest ways to enter into a state of deep relaxation and inner stillness. It is for this reason, that the practice is often recommended to beginners who are looking to start meditation for the first time. Guided meditation can be experienced either in a class with the help of a meditation teacher, or by listening to a guided meditation recording alone. It really just depends on the individual's preferences.
Brainwave entrainment is a method used to stimulate an individual's mind into entering a specific state. This can be achieved by using light, electromagnetic fields or sounds. Precise engineered audio frequencies (binaural beats) cause the frequencies in the brain to match the stimulus. Your brain perceives two beats with different frequencies through your headphones. It works out the difference between the two beats and then matches its own frequency to it.
Positive effects of brainwave entrainment
The list of positive effects of brainwave entrainment is huge. However, the most common positive effects range from improved sleep induction, increased focus and improved relaxation. For example, if a person is finding themselves getting stressed out a lot, brain wave entrainment can help slow the brain down and operate from a relaxed state. If a person is finding it difficult to be creative, brainwave entrainment could help them enter a creative state of mind, which would then lead to more creative thoughts being produced. Brainwave entrainment can also be used to improve heart functioning, liver, immune system, jet lag relief, inner balance, allergies, pancreas functioning, and sinus functioning.
Hypnosis is the induction of an individual into a trance-like state similar to sleep. Once a person is in this state they become susceptible to the direction of the hypnotist. When an individual falls into the state of hypnosis, they become more focused and able to concentrate on what they are being directed towards. Once a person has become calm and relaxed they are more open to suggestion. Generally speaking, the more relaxed and calm a person is the more beneficial the person will find the hypnosis.
Full benefits of hypnosis
Hypnosis can be used as a form of psychological treatment for many different types of illnesses such as depression, cancer, sleep disorders, and phobias. Evidence also shows it can be used to improve relaxation and reduce pain and other physical discomforts. Hypnosis has been proven to make a positive effect on the overall quality of an individual's life.
How popular is meditation and how easy is hypnosis?
Reports concluded from an extensive study by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, showed that the number of adults who meditated in the US in 2012 was around 18 million. This represents roughly 8% of the entire US adult population. Although the exact number of people in the US who have used hypnosis is not known, it is estimated that around 5-10 of the population are highly susceptible to the practice. Furthermore, around 60 to 79 percent of people are moderately susceptible, with the remaining 25 to 30 percent are only minimally susceptible to it. With these stats in mind, it is no wonder why so many people are using guided meditation and hypnosis healing.
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We hope that the above article has given you a better understanding of guided meditation and hypnosis healing as well as showing you the positive effects of brainwave entrainment. If you have any questions please leave them in the comment section and we will respond to you.