I chuckled while writing the title question, because in truth we are being hypnotized most of our waking hours by whatever media device we use, whether we read something, watch something or listen. All forms of mass communication are filled with advertising, which is one of the most blatant forms of persuasive hypnosis that there is.
Here’s a quote from Wikipedia on what ADVERTISING is:
“Advertising …in business is a form of marketing communication used to encourage, persuade, or manipulate an audience (viewers, readers or listeners; sometimes a specific group) to take or continue to take some action.”
So even if you aren’t watching or listening to something during the normal scope of your day, when you walk into a grocery store, have you ever noticed that certain displays are set directly in your path; and the aisles that were once on the right-hand side of the store, now are on the left-hand side, forcing you to alter your habitual path for those few regular items that you always need?
And have you ever noticed that the name brands choose product names to trigger your best childhood memories, or to inspire a sense of virility, or femininity depending on your inclination, or they make claims using shocking colors and catchy slogans, of how a product will help you to look more vibrant and alive, or to be more attractive to others?
Marketers are getting pretty sophisticated now by gathering more and more of your personal data, so they can even predict what you might want, or even worse, they can predict your weaknesses to push something at you that you may not need but that appeals to a less-secure part of you. “Not popular—well BE popular with this.” “Spending too much time alone? Find romance online—just a click-away.”
So overall, I’m sure advertising hypnosis isn’t that unfamiliar to you, but “ethical hypnosis” might be.
I practice the latter one—ethical hypnosis. My goal is to help people make the changes in their lives that they truly wish to make. If someone isn’t happy about some aspect of her life and yearns for a better future while holding some idea of what that better future might entail, I can help her get there.
Everyone has inner resources: inner strengths, inner courage, and inner determination to realize their full potential. I just help you to find them, remove the subconscious obstacles that might be blocking your own progress, and let YOU redirect yourself back toward your true goals.
My role in your change process is always the same: I’m NOT your goal or destination determiner—YOU are. Whether it is addressing the basic issues (like phobias, fears, challenges, or life-style changes) using standard-treatment hypnosis, or during past-life explorations (which might also address those very same issues), YOU decide your future goals and destinations. I am only the tour guide that delivers you there, and helps you to maximize the experience.
So in answer to the title question of: Why would anyone want to be hypnotized? I would say that anyone who wanted to enact genuine, positive change in his or her life might want to be hypnotized to help clear the path for that desired change to develop.
Hypnosis doesn’t just make desired change easier. It makes that change more likely to happen.
March 8, 2014
I completely agree. I see it this way…God gave us a free will. Hypnosis is simply me utilizing my free will the best I can to help create the life God intends me to live 🙂
March 8, 2014
I’m loving your posts!
March 8, 2014
Thank you. Good thing you’re not biased.