What is Hypnosis?
Derived from the Greek word for sleep (hypnos), hypnosis is a state of deep relaxation in which the subconscious mind is more accessible and able to be influenced positively and aligned with a person’s goals. Hypnosis works by first identifying the subconscious belief. Through the use of repetition, positive suggestions and visualizations, hypnosis accesses and heals the subconscious mind to help one achieve their goals. This intentional hypnotic process is called guided hypnosis.
Common applications of hypnosis include increasing self confidence, releasing weight, and becoming a non-smoker. Hypnosis is the optimal state for problem solving.
Hypnosis is not a mysterious or supernatural state.
Did you know you have been in a hypnotic state thousands of times? You may not have noticed it because it seemed like such a natural state of mind. That is because hypnosis is natural for humans and many animals. Examples of everyday hypnotic states include daydreaming, becoming engrossed in a good book or film, missing an exit when driving and staring into a fire. Athletes and artists frequently enter a hypnotic trance. It is referred to as being “in the zone” or “in the flow”.
Beginning the process. Success in hypnosis first begins with the client wanting to be hypnotized and trusting the process and the hypnotist. Please take advantage of my offer for a free phone consultation to answer all of your questions.
Fill out intake form. After deciding to book a session, the next step is to fill out the intake form which you receive via email. This begins to outline the possible causes on what needs to be released and what goals the client wants to accomplish with this challenge. Most of our challenges result from unresolved emotional issues or negative belief systems.
First half of a session. The session is three hours long. The first 1 ½ hrs of the session is conscious level discussion. Together we create a plan of what we want to release and what new behavior you, the client wants to program in the subconscious. You can almost think of the mind like a computer where you can take out and make peace with negative thoughts and behaviors and then program desired new thoughts and behaviors. The subconscious holds all of our emotions and habits. Hypnosis can tap into the inner mind and create new possibilities. The conscious mind is our analytical and critical factor which can be by passed using hypnosis.
Second half of a session. Then the second half of the session is the actual hypnosis. I demonstrate with a simple exercise of hypnosis to those that have never experienced it. In hypnosis, like meditation, the more often you do it the quicker and deeper you are, based on letting the conscious mind go and allowing the work to be done in the subconscious mind where your true self or your personal goals, dreams and desires live. Hypnosis is created through a series of relaxation techniques. The hypnotist is merely a guide for you to experience and acquire what you desire. I work with a series of Hypnosis and Neuro-Linguistic Programming techniques to create shifts in the subconscious mind.
Audio recording. During the hypnosis part of the session I make a recording of whatever I say to my client. After the session I send clients a copy of the recording, so they can re-hypnotize themselves. This allows them to be hypnotized and focus on the challenge at home, on their own. I suggest for the client to go to sleep with the recording for at least 21 days after the session.
Life challenges for which people see a hypnotist:
Although the most popular reasons why people go to a hypnotist are self confidence, weight loss, pain control, smoking cessation, academic goals, fears and phobias, any challenge and habit can be worked on through hypnosis. A physical ailment must have medical attention and severe mental issues also need the proper psychological attention. Hypnosis is a powerful tool to enhance healing in both physical and mental challenges. Even the western medical world has accepted to the importance of the mind, body connection in healing.
Incorporating hypnosis techniques in your daily life:
I will give you the tools but 50% of the focus and work is yours. After our session you will start incorporating these techniques and positive applications in your life. The subconscious sends messages that we need to listen to on the conscious level. Such as, I don’t want to eat that, It’s bad for me! or I am a Brilliant, Powerful, Amazing person! or That relationship was not for me I am now ready for the Ideal Mate! or Yuck Smoking is disgusting! You must focus and act on it. Remember change happens with focus and in baby steps, one step at a time and before you know it you’re there.
A hypnotized person is not:
Unconscious or asleep
Submissive to another's will
In an eerie trance state
Prone to reveal confidential information
A hypnotized person is:
A consenting participant
Fully in control
Aware of surroundings and what is happening
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