How does it work ?

“The only cause of any living structure is to be” Henri Laborit

The human being: an open system

Humans are an open system, which means that their behavior is dependent on external influences in the form of INFORMATION.

This information is not limited to consciously perceived information, but also includes all external information in the form of light rays, sound waves, pressure waves, heat and chemical molecules.

The computer as a reference model

The computer is the most complex open system that man has constructed based on his own model. This is why we use this metaphor to explain the functioning of the HUMAN system.

If we look at the functioning of a cell, we realize that the cell not only functions like a computer, but is a real little computer. (Bruce Lipton, stem cell research, USA)

The path of information through the system

At the beginning, information hits the system. In computers, this usually happens via the keyboard, in humans via the sensory organs.

From here, the information is transferred to the two memories of the system, first to the modifiable memory, which can be rewritten at any time. In a computer, this is the RAM memory (Random Access Memory). In humans, this is all experienced and stored events.

In addition to the writable memory, there is also the fixed memory in which the information and programs that make the system work are stored. The programs can be read but not changed. This memory cannot be rewritten.

In humans, all biological programs that make up the human being are stored here. They are the same for every person. In computers, this corresponds to the ROM memory (Read Only Memory)

After the incoming information in the two memories has been compared with existing information to determine whether it has anything in common with it, it is processed by the system. In a computer, this is done by the central processing unit (CPU). In humans, it is primarily the brain. It is checked whether the information promotes or jeopardizes the preservation of the system structure. You could compare this part of the system to a court with several judges, each of whom represents a part of the human system and judges the information accordingly. The path of information through the system

After the judgment about the meaning of the information has been made, this is communicated to the system via an internal physical reaction.

On a computer, the inner reactions can be visualized on a screen. In humans, they manifest themselves in the body through sensations, emotions, thoughts or symptoms.

Information TELLS the system how to ACT

In the following we will use the term “critical factor” as an illustration and metaphor to explain how and why a subject enters a hypnotic state.

Leading into a trance

If the subject allows it and accepts the suggestions of the induction, it seems as if the critical factor, at least for a certain time, takes a rather secondary position, like an observer.

It’s very much like waking up in a dream, but not being wide awake at first, and therefore judging the dream as true for a brief moment.

The process:

  1. Expectations are built up in the respondent
  2. Bypassing the critical factor by means of induction
  3. Deepening the trance
  4. Leading into somnambulism (or further)
  5. Carrying out change work


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