What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis can simply be defined as a state of heightened suggestibility in which you’re able to reprogram your mind and body for success. It’s an integrative process of rebuilding habits and behaviors, as well as emotions, beliefs, and feelings.
Have you ever found yourself completely immersed in an activity to the exclusion of everything else? That is a natural trance state. Common examples of this are while watching a movie and becoming transfixed in the plot. Or in working intently and finding that the last four hours have flown by without your conscious awareness. Perhaps you have been reading a book and been so transfixed that you did not hear someone come in and speak with you. Perhaps they surprised you or “woke” you from the state of mind and had to repeat their salutation to you.
Hypnosis is a naturally occurring state you’ve already experienced thousands of times. It is not manipulation, mind control, or magic. It simply is a tool that will allow you to tap into the power of your mind and take control of your life.
What Can hypnosis help with?
Cravings & Addictions
Smoking & Bad Habits
Fears & Insecurities
Stress & Anxiety
Body Image & Self-Image
Confidence & Self-Esteem
Focus & Performance
Self-Criticism & Self-Doubt
Frequently Asked Questions About Hypnosis
Hypnosis works by bypassing the critical conscious mind (usually through relaxation or linguistic techniques), and speaking directly to the unconscious in a language which it understands – pattern, association and metaphor.The unconscious mind is in charge of the outcomes that we generate in our lives, so if we are not communicating our goals effectively, we do not achieve them in the long run.
If you have any other questions that are not answered here, please do not hesitate in contacting me.
Q: How does hypnosis work?
A: Hypnosis is a compounding effect that takes place in the nervous system after we experience an event. If we don’t have a resourceful perspective on the event, we end up carrying pain and suffering.
Hypnosis is a process of installing new insights and perspectives that end up reframing views of past or future events, which automatically sifts our behavior without the need of willpower or discipline.
Q: How long does it take to see results once we begin?
A: Hypnosis takes effect immediately. As soon as after the first session, clients notice positive changes beginning to compound to replace the old habits. I will ask you to report back between sessions what positive changes you notice!
Benefits of Hypnosis
The hypnotic state allows a person to be more open to discussion and suggestion. It can improve the success of other treatments for many conditions.
- Hypnosis can eliminate unwanted patterns that interfere in creating deeper connections with others that come from codependency
- Instantly improve self-esteem by removing unwanted old “tapes” in our head that run by default
- Hypnosis can help people change their eating behaviors permanently and eliminate the weight-loss, weight-gain rollercoaster.
- Hypnosis helps change unwanted patterns and behaviors by strengthening mindfulness
- Hypnosis can quickly collapse and break unwanted thought patterns leaving room for solutions and new insights
- Hypnosis gives your mind and body a chance to recuperate, repair and heal itself by experiencing the relaxation that it desperately needs
- When you are in a hypnotic state, you are instantly more present than normal
How Does Hypnosis Work?
During hypnosis, your body relaxes and your thoughts become more focused. Like other relaxation techniques, hypnosis lowers blood pressure and heart rate, and changes certain types of brain wave activity. In this relaxed state, you will feel at ease physically yet fully awake mentally, and you may be highly responsive to suggestion. Your conscious mind becomes less alert and your subconscious mind becomes more focused.
There are several stages of hypnosis:
- Reframing the problem
- Becoming relaxed, then absorbed (deeply engaged in the words or images presented by a hypnotherapist)
- Dissociating (letting go of critical thoughts)
- Responding (complying with a hypnotherapist’s suggestions)
- Returning to usual awareness