What is Hypnotherapy?
Our subconscious mind holds our most deeply held beliefs about ourselves and what we believe is possible for us. It also holds our imagination, emotions, memories, our automatic body responses, and habit patterns.
These deeply held beliefs and patterns drive our decisions and shape our lives as well as the quality of our perceptions. If we want to make a positive, lasting change in our lives, it is these subconscious patterns that we must change.
Hypnotherapy is a safe, effective, and proven way to directly access the power or our subconscious mind.
The practice of Hypnotherapy has evolved and changed over its lengthy history, as is the case with most of the healing arts and sciences.
With modern hypnotherapy the client and Hypnotherapist interact and work together in a collaborative effort, using a pleasant and naturally occurring phenomena labelled as “trance” (similar to what everyone experiences when awakening from a good night’s sleep) to bring about changes that the client has identified as desirable, as well as to bring about lasting improvement in the client’s quality of life.
Imagine that you have a very powerful friend, an ally, linke an “other you”, one that has infinite creativity, potential, wisdom, knowledge, strength and compassion. This “Other You” protects you every moment of every day, remembers everything that you have done, has full trust and belief in you and is there to help you achieve virtually anything you desire… a perfect companion. This “Other You” is your subconscious mind. Not only does it control the systems in your body like the beating of your heart, releasing of the hormones, your digestion and metabolism and the like, but its contribution to your body is something you don’t even think about – it is just there and it happens. The subconscious mind also is the part of you that feelings and emotions come from, and plays an important part in your decisions, often without your full awareness. It also stores all information from your past, which contributes to your decisions based on past experiences, feelings, emotions, and information. Most importantly, your subconscious mind is there to help you.
What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a pleasant, natural state of the human mind which involves focused attention: concentration on an object, or an idea, or an activity, with full involvement while attention to anything else is temporarily suspended. We already often experience this “trance-like” state in our day to day lives, for example: becoming totally involved reading a boook or watching a movie or a sports game, waking shortly before an alarm clock on a significant day,driving on a familiar route and noticing you can’t quite remember part of the journey, daydreaming, hearing a song or noticing a smell or which takes you back in time reminding you of an event which has been stored in your memory. Hypnosis is a state of mind where one can focus on an idea, an aspect of one’s life, a dilemma or a challenge. It is used by corporate management as well as sports people for motivation, by public speakers and politicians to captivate their audiences, in advertising to attract you to certain ideas, and by many therapists to effectively change or improve many aspects of people’s lives.
What is Hypnotherapy & How Does it Work?
Simply put, it is therapy under hypnosis. During hypnosis, the conscious mind and body are in a natural, relaxed state, while the subconscious mind remains awake and receptive to suggestion. Hypnosis is combined process of both communication and education aimed at a person’s mind which allows his/her conscious and subconscious minds to believe the same message. Hypnotic suggestions bypass the intellectual mind (also called the “conscious”), and zero in on the subconscious. A new suggestion that is within the bounds of a person’s belief system and moral orientation is accepted by the subconscious mind, literally as a new reality. Every human being has a latent ability within to re-program emotional attitudes and reactions. Hypnosis is the most reasonable and functional way to create new patterns, build new behaviors, and find alternate ways of dealing with situations, thereby enforcing positive changes and restoring well-being of mind and body.
What Can Hypnosis be Used for?
- Releasing and managing stress, anxiety, panic or depression
- Learning or increasing relaxation
- Controlling pain of all kinds – learning self-hypnosis is a large part of this
- Giving up habits like smoking, alcohol, drugs, gambling, nail biting, grinding teeth etc
- Weight changes – slimming, increasing or body shaping
- Overcoming sleep difficulties or insomnia
- Overcoming fears and phobias like heights, elevators, water, needles, insects etc
- Developing self-esteem and / or self-confidence
- Changing unwanted repeated behavioural patterns
- Memory improvement & concentration (including exam preparation)
- Expressing, releasing and managing emotions such as anger
- Healing physical, mental or sexual abuse
- Grieving and loss
- Healing past traumas or hurts
- Increasing motivation
- Improving physical health
- Pre / Post surgical and dental procedures
- Obstetrics preparation and training
Because it is powerful, effective, and it works. And it also can work faster than other kinds of therapy as it directly deals with the subconscious mind.