Hypnotherapy for Education Enhancement Part 2
It is often recognized that there are three key stages of learning. Each step can be aided by hypnosis, as follows. The first stage involves gaining an understanding of the subject at a conscious, cognitive level. For example, if learning a foreign language, this sage may involve learning the translation of words and grammar.
The second stage is the associative phase, wherein elements are put together. Using the foreign language example, this may involve being able to construct a sentence from the components of nouns and verbs etc., learned in stage one. Hypnosis can assist in the processed involved in these steps by encouraging understanding and clarity.
The third stage is known as the autonomous stage, and it is at this point that the knowledge âsinksâ into the unconscious and becomes automatic. For example, it is the stage at which a person can simply say something in a foreign language, without specifically having to translate. Hypnosis can speed up this process of unconscious integration and allow it to happen more smoothly.
Hypnosis can then be used to aid concentration, understanding, memory and recall, particularly by the use of hypnotic mental rehearsal. If anxiety is a factor, perhaps connected with taking exams or the prospect of failure, hypnosis can also help alleviate the symptoms and reframe possible outcomes, leading to a more relaxed and helpful mode in which to work.