There are many myths about hypnosis that have given it a bad name, and some people are still suspicious that it may be dangerous, unethical or against their religion.
How do we answer this question?
Firstly we need to understand exactly what hypnosis is so we can make a better judgment about whether its use is good or not.
Hypnosis is a very natural state to be in, and in fact we all experience it several times a day. It is a very relaxed mental and physical state that we pass through just as we are about to go to sleep and again as we awaken in the morning. We can also enter this state at times when we are daydreaming and our minds are not focused on any particular thing. When you use hypnotherapy the only difference from these naturally occurring moments, it that you are intentionally guiding yourself into this very same and completely natural state, where you have the opportunity to make any changes that you desire to improve your life.
Hypnosis that you will experience, whether you use hypnosis MP3s or go to a hypnotist, will be very similar to the situations mentioned above, there is absolutely nothing unnatural in the process, it is in this relaxed state that we can influence our subconscious minds to make the changes that we are looking for in our lives.
What does the bible say about changing our thinking and our ways?
Rom 12:2 Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Here we see a command that we should renew our minds, this is not easy to do just by wishing or using the conscious mind to try to make permanent changes, using the extraordinary powers of hypnotism we can get to the very centre of our thought processes to make these changes.
Repentance is also a changing of our ways of life and to do this we must be able to change our attitudes and thought patterns.
Hypnotism is simply a very powerful tool that we can, and should, use to enable us to use our minds to their optimum levels, it is certainly not something to avoid, or you will be passing up on chances to make remarkable and permanent changes to your life.
Your morals standards will always regulate what you ultimately do, and hypnosis, whether induced by MP3s or a hypnotist, can never force you to do anything that is against your moral and ethical upbringing. You are always in full control and can stop the sessions at any time, so there is no danger of you being forced to do wrong.
Hypnosis is a powerful way to change your thought processes, so if you use it to improve your life, overcome addictions and other issues, then surely this is good and should be encouraged and not seen as some sort of evil power.