What is a Hypnotic Fixation?

Published on:
April 7, 2022

Have you ever found yourself getting lost in thought for what felt like hours? Maybe you were thinking about a problem that had been bothering you, or maybe you were just daydreaming. In either case, you were likely in a trance-like state. This is called hypnosis. In hypnosis, the mind is more open to suggestion, which means that we can be guided into deeper and more beneficial trances.

How do you know if something is a hypnosis fixation? It's a subject, object, concept, or idea that adds value to your life when focused on. When someone regularly and without conscious effort leaves space in their life for a subject, it's probably a fixation. Examples are things like sports or politics. Two subjects that get people to a state of mine where they are unlikely to pay attention to any other alternative than the subject matter in front of them. Most of us fall into hypnotic fixations on negative subjects. But, there is an incredible benefit to consciously focusing on positive hypnotic fixations. examples are things like focusing on success, health, or healing.

The hypnotic fixation can be helpful in therapy sessions when the therapist wants to help the patient access unconscious material. The therapist will ask the patient to focus on the hypnosis fixation and see what comes up. In this way, hypnosis fixations can help us understand ourselves better and improve our lives!

Many hypnosis fixations can be useful in our lives. For example, we can use hypnosis fixations to:

- Improve our focus

- Decrease stress

- Enhance creativity

- Boost motivation

- And much more!

Hypnosis has been used for centuries to help people achieve all sorts of goals. While many people think of hypnosis as a way to quit smoking or lose weight, it can be used for so much more. There are an infinite number of ways that hypnosis can help you thrive and find success. From increasing productivity and creativity to helping with personal relationships and overcoming fears, the possibilities are endless. So what are you waiting for? Give hypnosis a try today!

What are your thoughts on hypnosis fixations?

by Zachary Dodson, MA, CCHt, LMHC
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