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There is a big acceptance in the field that brain wave states = to hypnosis.
Beta = normal waking states
ALPHA = light hypnosis
THETA = intermediate hypnosis
DELTA = deep sleep or deep level of hypnosis
Mr.Gerald Kein has given a argument ( I also Agree with him) that if only those levels are hypnosis, what about in regression,
"a client screaming and crying during the session due to trauma, but he/her in deep hypnosis yet! "
If brain wave = to hypnosis what is the state when above thing happened?
That means Brain wave not = hypnosis?
what's your standing point regarding this?
Brainwaves are brainwaves and hypnosis is hypnosis.
I have posted on this several times. There is no relationship between these brain wave levels and hypnosis. I would disagree with your statement "There is a big acceptance in the field that brain wave states = to hypnosis" Many experienced hypnotists and training schools disagree with this theory also.
Kein is right. If you have a client reliving/recalling a high intensity state their brain wave activity will be off the scale. Does that mean they are not in hypnosis?
What about the stage hypnosis client dancing about the stage doing his best Elvis impression?
Hypnosis is NOT relaxation.
in my openion, hypnosis is the process of accessing the right hemisphere and its continued functioning with its full fledge operations ,with the help of relaxing or reducing brain waves to make the left/ analytical side. so in the initial stage only, this alpha and theta brain waves playing big role of suppressing analytical and rational part of left side. s in hypnosis right half is the leader and left half is the follower. in real life lft is leader and right is follower. i like to get feed back of my openion so that i can inprove my insight. thanks
I agree with Barry, Ricky and Gerry - There is no signature brainwave state for hypnosis.
Like Barry, I do not believe that brainwaves=hypnosis is widely accepted in the field .You can bet the farm that the R-brain/L-brain model is no longer accepted by science --
By the way, GAMMA brain wave states seem to correlate to making changes and transformation...
Right brain/Left brain is a effective MODEL for helping clients understand that we are asking them to do something instead of thinking about doing it --
Science has moved from the right brain-left brain model to the new and improved Plasticity model which reflects the way the two hemispheres compensate for each other if and when necessary.
Thank you all who replied here!
The myth that brain waves equal different states of hypnosis is one of the biggest sacred cows around.
Brain waves only indicate the number of brain cells that are firing at a given time. If you ask someone who is hooked up to an EEG machine to multiply 17 x 35 in their mind, the machine goes crazy because they are using a lot of brain cells to do the work. When someone is very deeply asleep, long, slow brain waves come out. In the everyday waking state, different patterns alternate with one another.
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