What is hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a naturally occurring state which you enter, without even being aware of it, several times each day.
You enter a slight hypnotic state whenever you are doing something that is routine. For example:
- Engaging in a wonderful movie, book or video game
- Driving from point A to point B and realizing you’ve reached point B without recalling much of the journey in between
- Entering a natural trance state just before you fall asleep each evening
You will feel very relaxed, super aware and focused during hypnosis.
How does hypnosis work?
The mind is very open to suggestion and regularly takes in suggestive stimuli, such as thoughts and ideas, from internal and external sources. Much unbalance in life may be the consequence of negative thoughts, past experiences, guilty feelings or perceptions in one’s mind which may sabotage one’s happiness, health and progression in life.
By the time a person reaches adulthood, these negative modes of thinking may form patterns not easily broken.
Using hypnosis, we attempt to replace all these negative perceptions with positive ones. It may take time to break old habits, so patience may be required if there is no immediate effect. through continued practice you will eventually notice change. It is important to note too that although there may not be an apparent change on the surface, a restructuring is going on at subconscious level.
Can everyone be hypnotized?
Yes, a trance state is naturally experienced just before falling asleep each evening. However, a person may resist hypnosis the same way that a person may resist going to sleep. Interestingly enough, even if one resists hypnosis the resistance can be overcome with repeated practice.
How does hypnotherapy work?
Generally speaking, hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness, or trance. Clinical hypnosis, otherwise known as hypnotherapy, is an altered state of consciousness for a therapeutic endpoint. In other words, people are not treated with hypnosis but are treated while under hypnosis.
Under hypnosis, the conscious rational part of your brain is temporarily bypassed. The subconscious part, which is influential with mental and physical functions, is more receptive to therapy. In addition to this, your concentration is heightened for the specific purpose of maximizing potential, changing limiting perceptions or beliefs, behaviors and in gaining insight and wisdom.
What can Hypnotherapy be used for?
There are many instances in which you should consider hypnotherapy:
- If you are having challenges with an addiction that you just can’t break away from
- If you are experiencing physical complaints for which the medical community can find no physical basis
- If you are repeatedly experiencing tension, anxiety, depression, fear, phobias or fatigue
- If you have challenges at school, home, work or in your relationships
- If you are feeling unhappy and believe you are just not getting the most out of your life or
- If you would like to build self-confidence, self-love, self-acceptance
Hypnotherapy may also be beneficial in expanding personal goals. This may include, but is not limited to:
- Improving performance development in sports, school or work
- Improving confidence, self-esteem or creativity
- Removing blocks or limiting beliefs which are performance related
- Learning new relaxation and grounding techniques
What is self-hypnosis about and when is it useful?
Self-hypnosis may involve training to place yourself into trance or may involve using an audio recording that I prepare especially for you. This technique is simple and safe to use. It may be valuable in reinforcing a suggestion or promoting a positive change that you’ve made.
If you still have questions regarding hypnotherapy please contact Kristine.