A few words about Hypnosis
If this is your first visit or experience with Hypnosis, please take a few moments to read this material. It will answer many questions you may have and we know you will find it informative.
Hypnosis, when mentioned in conversation, creates varied reactions in people. There are many misconceptions about hypnosis.
A simple definition of hypnosis is that it is a state of increased suggestibility and concentration. In this state, the Conscious critical mind becomes an observer, and allows direct communication with the Sub-conscious mind. This allows the Hypnotherapist to assist their clients to make changes at the deep Sub-conscious level needed for permanent change. Hypnosis is empowering.
Please do not expect to go to sleep or to feel as if you don’t know what you are doing. When we use the word “sleep” we are referring to a deep body sleep while the mind remains aware. You won’t do or say anything in hypnosis that you would not normally say or do. You are in control at all times. You will know everything that is going on around you, what your Hypnotherapist is saying and what you are thinking, doing or saying. In fact, some people will think they have not been in hypnosis because they are expecting something odd to be happening to them. Do not expect a lack of consciousness or amnesia. You may feel that you are unaffected by what is being said, but in fact; you will be directly affected because the Sub-conscious mind is listening and making changes at a very deep level.
Hypnosis is about imagination and creation. Together, you and your Hypnotherapist will work together to create new positive feelings, pictures, images, sights, sounds, smells, and emotions to replace specific negative ones that you might have gathered up, unknowingly, over the years. The brain cannot tell the difference between what it has actually seen and what your Hypnotherapist will help you to create for your Sub-conscious. Therefore, you can create and become anything you desire! Your professionally trained Hypnotherapist is your guide, your Facilitator and your partner.
The success of your hypnotherapy session will be enhanced by your willingness to use your imagination and by your desire to allow yourself to go into the deep state of calmness and focus that your Hypnotherapist will assist you to attain. Remember, all hypnosis is self-hypnosis and you and your Hypnotherapist are a team- each committing to contribute 100% towards the achievement of your goals.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Fact: A Comparison Study Shows:
Psychoanalysis: 38% recovery after 600 sessions.
Behavior Therapy: 72% recovery after 22 sessions.
Hypnotherapy: 93% recovery after 6 sessions
Source: American Health Magazine
Common Myths & Misconceptions About Hypnosis
Myth: Some people can’t be hypnotized.
Fact: Everyone has the ability to be hypnotized because it’s a natural, normal state that each of us enter at least twice each day – upon awakening and falling asleep. We also enter a hypnotic state whenever we get totally engrossed in a movie or TV show. When the actors become the characters they portray in our minds, we are hypnotized. Also, whenever we are driving and daydreaming enough to miss a turn or freeway exit we know to take, we probably were experiencing a light state of hypnosis.
Myth: You can be hypnotized to do things against your will.
Fact: The hypnotherapist is just a guide or facilitator. He/she cannot "make" you do anything against your will. In fact, during a hypnotic session, you are completely aware of everything going on.
Myth: Under hypnosis you will always tell the truth and could even reveal personal secrets
Fact: You could lie under hypnosis just as easily as in the waking state. Additionally, you are in complete control of what you chose to reveal or conceal.
Myth: I won't remember anything the hypnotist says.
Fact: Everyone experiences hypnosis differently ... for some it's a state in which you are focused on the hypnotists words and listening more carefully, for others it's a little more like day dreaming and your attention may drift and wander from one thought to another ... sometimes not paying any conscious attention to what the hypnotist is saying. Either way is okay, and neither will be more or less effective than the other. It's simply a matter of your own personal style.
Myth: A person can get stuck in a trance forever.
Fact: No one has ever been stuck in a hypnotic trance. Hypnosis is a naturally occurring state that we enter and exit during the normal course of a day. There are no known or reported dangers with hypnosis when working with a trained practitioner. Any time you choose to emerge from hypnosis, for any reason, you are able to simply open your eyes and become fully alert.
Myth: A person under hypnosis is asleep or unconscious.
Fact: Hypnosis is neither sleep nor unconsciousness, even though a common misconception is that you are asleep when hypnotized.
There are certain few uses in which, under the direction of a specially trained hypnotherapist, the client can generate unconsciousness for the purposes of surgical anesthesia or the management of acute pain.
Myth: Hypnosis is contrary to religious beliefs.
Fact: Hypnosis can be used to ease or remove pain, overcome fears, phobias, addiction and other problems. While a handful of religious sects have raised objections to hypnosis, today most religious groups accept the proper ethical use of hypnosis for helping people.