I want to share with you, my audience, a note about hypnosis that was written by my dear friend Stephanie Rothman who is the moderator of the HypNetwork Yahoo group.
Lovers of hypnosis will often report that they are hypnojunkies! Why do folks become addicted to trance?
It's physiological!This is a direct quote from the book Secret: Don't Tell: The Encyclopedia of Hypnotism:When you go into an altered state, you transfer into right brain, which results in the internal release of the body's own opiates, enkaphalins and Beta-endorphins, chemically almost identical to opium. (Transcript, Valley of the Sun Publishing Lecture Tape, Malibu, CA 1984, p. 6)After trance, you also may feel:...unlocalized feelings of exhilaration and well-being...
There are, therefore, two main direct effects of hypnotic trances: first, the suggestibility during the trance phase itself; and second, the general, mildly euphoric sense of well-being immediately following the hypnotic trance. (Verdier, p. 69)The rush of pleasurable cortical excitation, as you enter trance, tends to bring you back for more. So does the generalized feeling of relaxation and well-being that follows.