Individual hypnosis can spell the difference between imagination and reality When people talk about hypnosis, most believe that it is a world of imagination and a trip down the subconscious realm and individual hypnosis can spell the difference between imagination and reality. But what exactly is individual hypnosis all about? Of all the many scientific concepts about individual hypnosis, the most dominant of all the varied yet related concepts is that it is a means of directly accessing the human mind. One would normally be at a state of mental consciousness, especially during the normal thought process that occur in our brains. Take for example the fact that at the usual and normal state of thought, we mull over problems or think of opportunities as we see and assess them, as well as being conscious of the fact that we are speaking at a particular moment or trying to remember where you may have left a book that you are reading. But has it ever come to one’s attention that while the conscious mind is at work during the ‘conscious’ or waking stage, the subconscious mind also work simultaneously, which works in the background by playing a key role in processing the ‘subliminal’ and ‘imaginary’ thinking. As you can see, the subconscious mind is responsible for dipping into the mind’s wellspring of information that is responsible for speech construction, cognitive thinking in solving problems and oftentimes short term memory. The subconscious mind is also responsible for putting together all information and ideas, feeding it to the conscious mind, so that when an idea comes to mind, it is so because it was already processed through the subconscious mind and passed on to the conscious mind when the right stimuli prompted the specific idea. It is the subconscious mind that is responsible for making us react automatically and involuntarily like driving a car and not carefully thinking about every movement or action or cooking and not having to think every slicing, dicing and mixing all ingredients in the process. Experts believe that individual hypnosis is the best way to access the subconscious mind, as well as induce a subject to come into a subconscious state. It is through the process of focusing, as well as deep relaxation exercises that a subject is induced to the subconscious level, as the conscious mind is clamed and subdued by taking a less active role during the individual hypnotic activity, in short, a temporary reversal of functions of both the conscious and the subconscious mind. This reversal of mind function has actually been a phenomena that has been occurring for thousands of years, unknowingly occurring among a lot of people who temporarily get into a sleep or trance-like state, oftentimes construed as periods of insanity or stupor. Only it has been provided with a deeper understanding, when a Viennese physician named Franz Anton Mesmer gave careful attention to this phenomena and eventually developed the initial process of inducing this trance-like state among his subjects. This has led to subsequent breakthroughs in understanding the subconscious realm and getting us closer to painting a picture of how the subconscious mind works. Although these breakthroughs have just provided a glimpse of how the mind can be harnessed, still it is but a tip of the iceberg and science is yet to fully answer the question of how the subconscious mind really works, since man has only been able to harness a tenth of his brain. Still, the human mind remains a mystery that remains to be answered. But one thing’s for sure, individual hypnosis can spell the difference between imagination and reality.