Did you know that hypnosis is a natural state? Well, it is. The feeling you have when you’re comfortable, relaxed and daydreaming is very much like entering a hypnotic state.
Any time you’re completely involved in doing something, concentrating so hard that you aren’t really aware of what’s going on around you, you’re in a state of mild self hypnosis. The thing is, you were still in control. You could snap out of it anytime you chose.
This state is a valuable therapeutic tool. it can be used to communicate new ideas, perspectives and understanding to the subconscious.
On its own, hypnosis is not really a therapy. But, in combination with psycho-therapeutic techniques it becomes highly effective. This is hypnotherapy.
The subconscious is always acting in our best interests; its intent is always positive. The therapeutic technique I use is to always work with that positive intent to help you achieve the outcomes you desire.
In our day to day living, the critical part of the mind sometimes obstructs new ideas. It’s designed to do so as a way of protecting us; that’s why change is often difficult to achieve on our own. In hypnotherapy we get around this critical function and communicate newer, more productive goals and strategies to the subconscious.
To do this we use powerful, positively phrased suggestions, metaphors and images to overwrite limiting and obstructive, (and sometimes even destructive), beliefs.
But, the subconscious mind will always reject any unacceptable hypnotic suggestions. You can’t be made to do, or think, or believe something you don’t want to, or that could be harmful to you.
When a person is in a hypnotized state, he or she will usually experience increased relaxation, improved memory recall, and much greater concentration and focus. Most people agree that the state of hypnosis is very pleasant, and feel uplifted and experience a sense of well being after a session of hypnotherapy.
When hypnotherapy is used to help with a medical condition it should be viewed as a method of enhancing medical therapy by maximizing the body’s own response to disease.
Here are just some very common problems where hypnotherapy has proven value: all manner of stress related conditions, anxiety, insomnia, addictions, IBS, quit smoking, obesity, phobias, obsessions, nail biting and children’s problems.