Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Hypnosis...


OK - after the sugar coma subsides a bit and then the general malaise returns, why is it that, instead of doing the dozens of things that I think I need to be doing (and am really interested in and find enjoyable), I find myself playing Freecell endlessly - surfing mindlessly - in the same sort of trance I watch my g'kids playing video games and watching movies in?

Suddenly, it came to me - hypnosis!!!  That explained where the precious hours I've needed have gone these past few days and weeks.

I am a believer in hypnosis.  I've seen it work wonders in some peoples' lives.  Even some heavy drinkers/alcoholics - allowed them to turn behaviors around and solve major problems.

It just didn't work on me - or so I've thought until today.

Yes, I've had a therapist really try to access and work on my subconscious using hypnosis.  It really wasn't that different than what you've seen in the goofy movies and cartoons.  He would talk me into a trance of sorts, plant ideas and suggestions in my little brain, talk me back out of that trance and we'd both watch and wonder as I marched back out and did the same bad habits and wreak the havoc in my and others' lives over the same behaviors repeatedly.  After a few months (and many $$$), we both decided hypnosis just wasn't working for me.

I would have told you, until today, that I was just one of those on whom hypnosis did not work.

Today, I watched myself seek out the trance of denial one more time.  Where I was avoiding doing what was next by, well, using whatever was in front of me to avoid what is next.  The similarity to the mind numbing that I sought using booze was jarring.

Finally, I closed the game and other distractions and decided to write this article.

By God's grace, I may be able to get to what's next after this.

I'll let you know...

6 comments:

Little M said...

Ditto. I tried hypnosis to quit smoking and it didn't work for me. This post/thought is very similar to one that I wrote not that long ago. Here is the link if you are interested in visiting :) http://livinginthemystery.blogspot.com/search/label/Spiritual%20Practices

Mary Christine said...

This is funny. Only because I so identify.

Syd said...

I sometimes find that blogging is hypnotic. I can read and comment all day if I let myself. I don't do the computer games. It is good for the brain I suppose but somehow writing seems better. Hypnosis is interesting. I can hyperfocus sometimes and it seems that I can put myself into a sort of trance.

dAAve said...

Stash your pocketwatch.

Omar Jones said...

I do want to learn hypnosis. I am curious about it.

Stephanie Butler said...

My grandma has been hypnotised by someone who she didn't know and she had no idea of what happen when she had back her consciousness.
Hypnosis