What is hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a natural state of mind. Waking is a state, of accomplishment. Sleeping is a state of rest. Hypnosis is a state given us for self improvement. Sadly, we seldom use it.
Is hypnosis dangerous?
There has never been a documented case of harm coming to anyone from the therapeutic use of hypnosis. There has never been a documented case of someone unable to come out of a hypnotic state.
What does it feel like to be-hypnotized?
Hypnosis is a very pleasant feeling of complete physical and mental relaxation. It is similar to the moment between knowing you are awake and going into the sleep state.
Does hypnosis weaken the will?
No. Hypnosis works with the will, not against it. No one can be hypnotized against his or her will. People are often afraid a hypnotherapist will gain control over them. This perspective makes for a great Hollywood movie plot, however, it’s without validity. In real life the hypnotherapist cannot control another and if anything when one becomes more aware of what is hidden at the unconscious/ subconscious level you actually gain great self-control.
What is self-hypnosis?
Basically all hypnosis is a form of self-hypnosis: different techniques are applied either on your own or with a Hypnotherapist as your guide. Self-hypnosis strengthens the will to achieve goals.
What is the subconscious mind?
The conscious mind is the part you are conscious of, is the critical part of your mind and only constitutes 15-20% of who you are. The subconscious mind is the part that directs your conduct through the habits and emotional desires acquired from the influences of your environment, before you were old enough to reject harmful ideas and concepts. Through proper use of autosuggestion during the hypnotic state you reprogram the subconscious mind to make decisions favorable to your welfare.
Who can be hypnotized?
Anyone with an open mind, with reasonable intelligence and is able to concentrate can achieve a state of hypnosis. With belief and desire, you can achieve results.
What is hypnosis used for?
Hypnosis is useful for just about anything. To list a few: fears or phobias, health issues (including pain management), habit change, weight issue (including dieting, eating disorders. food addictions), sleep (insomnia), stress (high blood pressure, tension), attitude (overcome anger, negativity), improve performance (golf, tennis, public speaking), and much, much more.
How is hypnosis done?
You can experience hypnosis in a group setting or one on one with a Hypnotherapist. Sessions can be conducted in person or from a distance via the phone or the internet. Part of the process will include techniques for self-hypnosis so that you can support yourself during the changes you desire to make.