What hypnosis helps:
Hypnosis is a natural state of mental relaxation and focused intention where the deeper mind is receptive to positive thoughts and suggestion.
Hypnotherapy is the utilization of the hypnotic state and focused intention for the purpose of facilitating therapeutic transformation in order to resolve a specific issue, attain a goal and create positive, permanent change. There is absolutely nothing to fear with hypnosis. Unlike Hollywood portrayals, there is no mind control or any instance of being stuck. It is simply a way to bypass the conscious mind and deal with our subconscious. In reality, we generally operate with our subconscious. For example, how many times have you gotten to your destination, and realized that you do no remember even driving there? Or with smokers, it is the habit of picking up a cigarette after a meal without ever thinking about it. That is all done with out subconscious mind.
Will I Bark Like a Dog?
NO. During hypnosis you cannot be “programmed” or made to do anything that you would not normally do or that is against your own moral code. Your subconscious and conscious mind are always in communication, even in deep trance, therefore you are always in control. You can bring yourself out of hypnosis any time you choose.
What is the Difference between State Hypnosis and what is done in the Office?
What you see during stage hypnosis are people who volunteer to be up on stage (desire to be hypnotized), who know and accept that they will be doing something “for show” (agreement to participate), who are more than happy to do so (excited imagination) and who are up for anything the stage hypnotist asks of them (openness to suggestion). **These are all the same things a clinical hypnotherapist needs from their client for effective hypnotherapy in a private venue – desire/agreement/excited or focused imagination/openness to suggestion. The private client’s focus is therapeutic, the stage participant’s is exhibitionism. You cannot be hypnotized to do something you do not want to do.
Will I lose Control?
NO. During hypnosis your conscious and sub-conscious mind are always in communication, therefore, even though you are deeply relaxed you still control the information being given at any time.
What Does Hypnosis feel Like?
Every trance is unique as is each person’s experience of trance. Some people have described their experience of trance as one of extreme relaxation accompanied by a warm, “floaty”, comfortable or even heavy sensation. Others have described it as how they feel just before falling asleep, and others have described it as lacking much of any sensation at all. The more you experience hypnosis the more clearly you will recognize your own sense of entering trance state and what that “feels” like for you. Some people have a sense of feeling that time stands still or that time speeds up.
What Happens during the First Visit?
The initial appointment consists of = Information – Education – Discovery . I will explain the different aspects of the human mind, how it stores and categorizes experiences and perceptions and how and why those perceptions are able to create different thought, feeling and behavior patterns throughout a lifetime. I will discuss and dispel the common myths and misconceptions around hypnosis, explain how hypnotherapy can be used to create positive, permanent change in a relatively short period of time and answer any questions you may have about hypnosis, hypnotherapy and how I apply it in my practice. This is to ensure that you understand how the mind works and how we will use hypnotherapy, together, to quickly and easily get you the results you desire. I will then introduce you to the hypnotic state 1 – 2 times, assess and discuss your responsiveness and answer any questions you might have after each experience. Together, we will discuss the issue(s) you would like to heal or improve upon, clarify your immediate goal desired and formulate a therapeutic program to achieve your goal. I will then guide you through a trance session utilizing positive suggestions and/or another therapeutically appropriate method in order to begin your healing process. We will conclude the first visit with a final Q & A, payment and scheduling of any future therapeutic appointments.
How Many Sessions will I Need?
With any therapeutic modality, the number of sessions can vary depending on the individual, the issue(s) presented and the goal(s) desired. Fully understanding each goal allows me to recommend the most appropriate hypnotherapy technique(s) necessary in order to reach your therapeutic goal in the shortest time possible. However, individual results are directly dependent upon a client’s ability to become clear on their goal, readiness for change and willingness to allow a positive transformation to occur.
Hypnotherapy Versus Hypnosis? What is Difference?
Essentially, they are one and the same. The difference is that Hypnotherapy is generally reserved for someone who is either licensed to practice counseling, psychology, medicine, etc, and has an advanced degree in their respective field. While the other generally does not. Because all hypnosis is considered to be self hypnosis, there is no state certification or licensure. That being said, anyone can take a hypnosis course and hang a shingle and call themselves a professional hypnotist.