What is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is the treatment of emotional and psychological conditions unwanted habits and undesirable feelings. The aim is to assist in finding meaningful alternatives to their present unsatisfactory ways of thinking feeling or behaving.
Can anyone be hypnotized?
Yes anyone can be hypnotized provided they want to be. No one can be hypnotized against their will.
Will I be asleep?
No contrary to popular opinion you are not asleep during hypnosis. You are fully aware of what is happening and what is being said to you. You give the impression of being totally asleep because your body is totally relaxed, but hypnotic sleep bears no resemblance to normal sleep.
Will you be able to control my mind?
No this is a common misconception. Hypnotherapy is about you having more control of your own mind, so the client is the one that has control. Nothing will be said to you under hypnosis that is not for your benefit, but if you didn’t agree with anything your mind would just reject it.
Surely stage hypnosis could control my mind?
No if someone volunteers to be hypnotized by a stage hypnotist they know what they are letting themselves in for, they know they are going to be an object of fun for entertainment purposes, but they are game for a laugh and happy to go along with it. If someone was dragged out of the audience against their will, then whatever the stage hypnotist tried it would not work.
Are there any side effects?
No, there are absolutely no negative side effects from being hypnotized. It is perfectly safe and natural way of using your own inner resources to reorganize your thoughts and behaviors to bring about a beneficial change. After the session you will feel relaxed and safe to drive, operate machinery or any thing else.
Can I get stuck in a trance?
No, it’s impossible to get stuck in a trance. You can open your eyes at any time during the session, ending the hypnotic state immediately. Sometimes clients get so relaxed they don’t want to end the session, but never stay in trance.
Will I tell you something I don’t want you to know?
No, you remain in control the whole time. If there is something that you prefer to keep private then that is your choice.
What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a state of mind in which a person remains calm concentrated and aware, whilst there body becomes completely relaxed. This altered state of awareness allows access to the subconscious mind, having relaxed the though processes of the conscious mind. The subject is not asleep and is aware of what is being said to them and are aware of any noises in their environment, as their normal physical abilities are not impaired. It’s similar to being engrossed in a television program whilst hearing a conversation in the background. Basically all else fades into unimportance.
What is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is the treatment of emotional and psychological conditions, unwanted habits and undesirable feelings. The aim is to assist in finding meaningful alternatives to their present unsatisfactory ways of thinking feeling or behaving.
Hypnotherapy also helps become more accepting both of themselves and others, and can be useful in promoting self development and unlocking inner potential. Hypnotherapy involves inducing a client into Hypnosis, then making positive suggestions that are appropriate to their problem.
Does hypnotism work?
Let me just ask you this question; are there times during your day when your find yourself daydreaming, engrossed in a book, t.v. show or movie? Do you ever drift off on a train of thought? If you answered yes then you might be surprised to learn that you have actually been in a hypnotic state. Most people experience hypnosis several times a day without even realizing it.
Hypnosis is a naturally occurring state of focused attention which results in a heightened ability to accept suggestions and changes either from yourself or from an outside source. During hypnosis direct communication with your unconscious mind can occur allowing healthier, more productive ideas, beliefs, attitudes and actions to take place. The hypnotic trance itself is not curative or life changing, it’s the suggestions and imagery that are introduced during the hypnotic state that help form a change in behaviors and attitudes.
Today hypnosis is recognized as a valid therapeutic tool by the American Medical Association. In fact, Harvard, Stanford, and Mount Sinai are just a few of the reputable institutions doing research in hypnosis.
So does hypnotism work? The answer is an emphatic yes. Hypnosis simply turns off the analytical left side of the brain and makes the non-analytical right side of the brain more alert and receptive to positive suggestions; suggestions that allow you to make constructive changes in your life.
You have within your subconscious mind a set of beliefs, attitudes, and resources to accomplish great things. However, due to other forces such as environmental factors, negative conditioning, and life experiences, those beliefs, attitudes and resources have been suppressed. Hypnosis bypasses the conscious mind and taps into the subconscious mind to release those positive and powerful beliefs, attitudes and resources and allows you to make significant life changes.
Does hypnotism work on everyone? We are all unique and individual and therefore your experience with hypnosis will be different than someone else’s experience. About 5%-10% of the population cannot be hypnotized. Though the majority of the population can be hypnotized, the depth of the hypnotic state will vary from person to person.
Research repeatedly shows that the question “does hypnotism work” can be answered with an emphatic yes and is not only valid, but can be used to treat illnesses, to quit smoking, for losing weight, increasing self esteem, building self confidence, improving study habits, reducing phobias, relaxation and stress relief. Hypnosis can be used to not only make your life better, but it can also be used to help others. Hypnosis is not only real and effective, but is a tool that has changed and will continue to change thousands of lives.
If you have any other questions that are not answered here, please do not hesitate in contacting me.