Hypnosis is a natural, normal, healthy state of mind. It is essentially a deep state of relaxation which, as a process, helps people develop an altered state of consciousness.
Hypnotherapy is the therapeutic use of hypnosis to create positive change mentally, emotionally, physically, and psychologically. When used in therapy, Hypnosis assists in the distraction of the conscious mind allowing access to the unconscious mind through guided imagination and trance.
When in hypnosis, the conscious mind (that busy, critical, analytical part of the brain) takes a rest. Hypnosis allows people to tap into the storehouse of information that our unconscious mind has been cataloguing and utilizing to create our reality. By accessing the unconscious mind we can make positive changes to habits, thought patterns, and the effects of traumatic incidents that are having a negative impact our mental state or physical wellbeing.
What problems can be solved using Hypnotherapy?
Everyone can benefit from hypnosis. It is only a matter of how much and how quickly. It can be used to change a habit, change an attitude and even change some physical symptoms. Some of the most common uses include:
- Weight Management
- Reduce Migraine Headaches
- Overcome Fears and Phobias
- Smoking Cessation
- Stress and Anxiety Reduction
- Childbirth Management
- Increase Fertility
- Enhance Concentration
- Reduce Hypertension
- Eliminate Insomnia
- Eliminate Public Speaking Fears
- Increase Sports Performance
Hypnotherapy and Children
- Eliminate Bed Wetting
- Eliminate Thumb sucking
- Overcome Hair pulling
- Overcome Shyness
- Eliminate Exam Anxiety
- Reduce ADD symptoms
- Eliminate Nail Biting
- Improve Self Confidence
- Overcome Night Terrors
….and so much more.
Can I be hypnotized?
Yes. Everyone has the ability to enter into a hypnotic trance. Trance is a natural state. If you have ever become absorbed in a television show, you have been in trance.
What does hypnosis feel like?
A similar feeling to the way you felt just before you woke up this morning. You are not asleep, just extremely relaxed. You will continue to hear and be aware of all that is going on around you.
Can I be hypnotized against my will?
No. Hypnosis is a “do with” not a “do to” process. You must be a willing participant in the session.
Can I become “stuck” in hypnosis?
No. At any given moment you can choose to exit trance. You are in control at all times.
How Effective is Hypnosis?
Results of Comparative Study by American Health Magazine:
- Psychoanalysis: 38% recovery after 600 sessions
- Behavior Therapy: 72% recovery after 22 sessions
- Hypnotherapy: 93% recovery after 6 sessions
“Hypnosis is the epitome of mind-body medicine. It can enable the mind to tell the body how to react, and modify the messages that the body sends to the mind” – New York Times