Is Hypnosis the same as Meditation?

After a group class June 22, 2020, on location near historic Hoard Station Ontario, Lorne S. asked. “Isn’t meditation same as hypnosis?”

Without hesitation I replied, “in meditation the guide is suggesting that you be something, but in hypnosis the hypnotist is suggesting that you do something specific. There is a difference between being and doing.

Lorne seemed satisfied with this answer, but I noticed a hesitation after, as if another question, but he said nothing. A good teacher knows if one student in the group asks a question, that there is another student(s) with the same or similar question.

Here is a snapshot of what I found in this Link to the Eco Institute’s view.

“Granted, most people who seek out hypnosis are not looking to colonize mars, create free energy, end world hunger, or save the planet. They simply want to kick a habit, heal some kind of trauma, or erase a limiting belief.

They are correct, doing a few sessions of hypnosis will never lead to much other than small goals….

….. Steve Jobs, founder of Apple, now the worlds most valuable company at $630 billion — stated that it was not until he developed his intuition and gut feelings through meditation that he was able to guide his companies (including Pixar) to the stratosphere of the business world. Jobs learned the meditative ropes on a now well-documented 1974 trip to India.”

For Lorne S. and others I hope this helps. A good teacher is always willing to learn from their students.

Peace and abundance.      Rob

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Rob Owens

I have been working online as Meditation Teacher since the start of the COVID 19 pandemic. I started teaching public Yoga classes in 2022 through the City of Quinte West Community Services.

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