Clients choose hypnotherapy to get rapid results for a particular behavior, emotional response, negative beliefs and attitudes, bad habits, anxiety, stress-related illness, pain control, and personal improvement.
There are two forms of hypnotherapy suggestion therapy and hypnoanalytical therapy. In suggestion therapy, positive properly phrased suggestions are made to the subconscious mind while in a trance. The subconscious mind is guided towards the client’s goals for change. This form of therapy is most appropriate for nail biting, smoking, pain control and some phobias.
In hypnoanalytical therapy or hypno-psychotherapy, the client is guided through a series of sessions to uncover the source of the problem and once revealed, the problem goes away permanently, in 99% of the cases. The best therapeutic interventions are used to achieve this goal: Gestalt, Inner Child work, Cognitive Behavioral, etc. This form of hypnotherapy should be conducted by a qualified and properly licensed professional.
Hypnosis Will Help The Following:
- Panic Attacks
- Relationship Break-up
- Stress Relief
- Test Anxiety
- Quit Smoking
- Weight Loss
- and much more
What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a natural state of mind, just like daydreaming. We enter hypnosis or trance states every day of our lives, we just don’t realize it. Have you ever driven in your car and noticed your mind drift off, then you suddenly realize you missed your exit or taken the road to go to work instead of where you wanted to go? well, you were in a light hypnotic trance when this occurred. We also go into trance when we read a book or watch television. Ever wonder why advertising is so effective?
When we enter a trance, our critical mind takes a back seat and the subconscious mind (our imagination) takes over. This is especially helpful while watching TV, otherwise, we’d get interrupted by our conscious analytical mind every 2 seconds saying things like “that’s not really happening” or noticing the person sitting next to you and other distractions in the room.
In a sentence, hypnosis is a meditative state in which you to become more aware and focused and is more open to suggestion. In therapy, hypnosis is deepened so we can speak to the subconscious mind and get it to do what you want it to do. ? A skilled hypnotherapist will uncover and help you to break barriers and difficulties that may be blocking your success.
Hypnosis is not sleep, even though the name may suggest that it is. When in hypnosis you are fully alert and fully aware of what is going on around you. Actually, a thousand times more alert and aware then you are right now. Many people have this idea that hypnosis is a form of sleep or that they become unconscious. This is not so. You may fall asleep during your session, but we usually try to avoid this. You see, if you were asleep you wouldn’t be able to follow instructions or hear the suggestions for change, and wouldn’t make any sense, would it?
How long will hypnotherapy take in order to see results?
Not very long at all, if you compare it with traditional psychotherapy, which can take years to get to the cause of some problems, hypnotherapy is but an episode in your life. Hypnotherapy can range anywhere from 3 to 6 sessions, depending on the severity of the problem. Persons who wish to eliminate a phobia, stop smoking or nail biting may only require 1-2 sessions.
The Most Common Misconceptions of Hypnosis
When in hypnosis can I be made to reveal my secrets, or made to do something against their will?
In hypnosis, you will only reveal those things which you want to, for therapeutic purposes. Any suggestions made to you outside of the therapeutic realm would simply be rejected. If for any reason something was said or done in bad taste, or that went against your morals, beliefs, religion, or against your desires it would simply be rejected by you. You could just open your eyes and walk right out of the office. Hypnosis is a 100 percent consent state at all times. Nothing happens without your consent.
What about those stage hypnotists, that get the people to bark like a dog or do silly things?
Well, stage hypnosis is just a performance. Just like David Copperfield putting on his magic act, we all know it’s just an optical illusion, but we enjoy the performance anyway. A stage hypnotist chooses his people very carefully. He’ll test covertly for people who are very suggestible and have a deep desire to perform. Hypnosis merely helps to lift inhibitions that they may, ordinarily, have against performing in public. Successful stage performances rely on willing volunteers. It’s also important to know that hypnosis is not mind control. No one can control your mind but you.
Can I get stuck in hypnosis?
No, this is not possible. For instance, if your therapist were to have a heart attack and collapse while you were in trance, after not speaking to you for a long time, you would sense that something was wrong and just open your eyes.
Isn’t it true that only weak minded people can be hypnotized?
Well, actually the opposite is true. Studies have shown that the greater the intellect, the greater the hypnotic subject. So, anyone with normal intelligence or better can be hypnotized.