Mindfulness exercises are becoming more and more popular, and recent research has supported the use of mindfulness to improve mood, be more productive, and make other positive changes in your life. Mindfulness is even being brought into the classroom with organizations such as Breathe for Change. This is being done to improve well-being for the teachers, but it also has an impact on the students. In some places, mindfulness is being taught directly to the students to improve relationships, attention, and focus.
Many people are skeptical of hypnosis as a practice. Hypontherapy as an art is notoriously difficult to study, and sensationalism about the practice in the news, on television and in film, and during stage hypnosis shows has given hypnosis a certain perception which is not very accurate. While mindfulness is being embraced, and practices such as meditation, yoga, and tai chi are on the rise, hypnosis is in a position to enjoy a similar rise. This is because hypnosis is the ultimate form of mindfulness. It is the same mechanisms as meditation and other forms of mindfulness, but it is very focused and condensed.
Hypnosis is an extreme state of relaxation and focused attention. This attention is turned inward, and you become very present in the moment. Your perception of time is altered, the mind is calm, and while you are in this state, you are able to make profound changes. The benefits of mindfulness can be achieved through hypnosis much more quickly and easily. As the art of mindfulness is embraced, hypnosis will be recognized for its role in improving lives.