In the Early Days primitive societies around the globe used hypnotic phenomena for physical and spiritual benefits. Many group rituals, such as mass chanting and meditation to a steady drum beat were parts of religious ceremonies. There was healing of the mind before any medical practice.
You can find more in the Internet or in the library. It is not secret knowledge or hidden technique anymore.
We have two parts of nervous systems which called the central nervous system and the autonomic nervous system. The central nervous system regulates motor responses to sensory impressions via the brain and spinal cord. The autonomic nervous system regulates the internal systems. These internals systems are usually not under our voluntary control. They include the heart beat, pulse, glandular activity and digestive processes. People are rated as high, medium, or low hypnotizable individuals depending on whether they respond to many or few suggestions.
Most people are average in hypnotisability and are sufficiently responsive to use hypnosis in medical, dental, or psychological therapy. People who are low in hypnotisability often can improve in their response to suggestions with training and practice, and thereby use hypnosis to work on their problems. Easily hypnotized people have a number of positive traits such as:
It is important to know about the relationship between the conscious and the subconscious mind. Conscious mind protects us as it has the power to accept or reject suggestions from entering the subconscious mind. Because change is viewed as a threat to the nervous system, any suggestion that doesn't match the existing programming automatically gets rejected. When we are given a suggestion while in hypnosis, we still make a decision as to how we will accept that suggestion. But we are getting straightforward and emotional in our decisions in the hypnotic stage. However, the combination of our two parts of mind functions always works together.
The subconscious mind is creative, intuitive, irrational, and emotional. Because it's illogical, it can make us into anything we want to be: slender, rich, happy, famous. It can also keep us stuck in negative or limiting behaviour. It contains our core beliefs about ourselves, our values, as well as everything we've ever thought, experienced or gained. If our parents taught that we could achieve anything in life that is we are acting out now even we do not realise why.
In contrast, the conscious mind is logical and analytical and it is where we spend most of our time. It analyses by evaluating, makes decisions that we may think are automatic, and it also holds our working memory.
The main purpose of recalling past experiences is to help you to resolve issues that are creating obstacles in living one's life fully in the present. Often our negative experience we brought from childhood and careful journey in our past under the supervision of experienced hypnotherapist brings incredible results of hypnotherapy. When we feel stuck in life, when we feel hurt and upset because it seems that we are beset by some meaningless suffering, it helps to go back to the originating event, to get insight into the chain of events that lead to the problem and the lessons we weren't ready to learn. Taking us back to the past, whether we believe in reincarnation or not, can be a very powerful tool to resolve old hang-ups. The mind is very powerful and remembers soul memories on an unconscious level once the thinking part of the mind can be silenced for a while and the unconscious is allowed to take over while in a deeply relaxed state.
Spiritual Regression is also known as ‘Life between Lives’. Hypnotherapy focuses on the life between lives - the Spirit World where we experience ourselves not as an ego or a body, but as an Immortal Soul. Here we are often able to learn a great deal about our Soul's history as well as our purpose in the current life.