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Choose Hypnotherapy for a change.
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When you think about it, you probably can agree that communication isn’t just about talking to others. It makes sense that it includes how we think and talk to OURSELVES when no-one is listening. Whether you call it intuition, gut reaction or the unconscious mind, the power of hypnosis comes from the power of the Creative Unconscious to guide us toward wholeness, congruence and self expression.
These programs use tools that shift your thinking so that you can easily engage and make the most of your Mind.
One – on – One Sessions
These are the excellent interventions for quickly breaking habits, emotional patterns, phobias/traumas and unproductive behaviours like:
Worry, stress and anxiety.
Smoking, overeating and yo-yo dieting.
Perfectionism, procrastination and overthinking.
Patterns and problems that you just can’t seem to budge
It starts with an initial 2 hour session and from there we reframe your thinking, and get new results.
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Common questions about hypnosis.
Is hypnosis a natural state?
We call the hypnotic state “trance”. It’s a perfectly natural (in fact an optimal natural) state that we all go into several times a day. Common trances that you experience are daydreaming, watching TV, and driving.
Does the hypnotist have control over me?
Only in Hollywood. Going into hypnosis requires co-operation. So if someone does not want to be hypnotized they won’t be. Simple as that. Hypnotists cannot persuade, never mind force, someone to do anything they don’t want to do. That includes something that might be for their own good… (sorry.) So if someone does not want to solve their problem or has been taken to a hypnotherapist against their will, the chance of solving their issue is virtually non-existant.
Hypnotists make people say or do embarrassing things like in a stage show.
Think life of the party for perspective on this one because anyone who volunteers for a stage hypnosis show knows that they will be asked to say or do ridiculous, funny or embarrassing things. They choose to participate. Then the stage Hypnotist uses screening and other tests to keep the best volunteers for the show… usually those who have the ability to achieve a deep trance, quickly. Stage hypnosis is entertainment. Clinical Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy are to help a person be rid of unwanted habits, addictions, fears or help them overcome a stress-related health problem or improve in some area of their life. A deep trance state is not necessary. In fact many of my techniques use eyes open. Overall though, the key word here is help people, not embarrass them.
Do Hypnotists have special powers?
I wish! We’re just like anyone else, but we’ve trained to lead someone into a hypnotic trance using an induction and a deepener. That can be learned. Hypnotherapy uses the hypnotic trance for the person’s benefit to help them overcome a problem. It’s a practical skill combined with creative intuition to know the direction to go for therapy.
Isn’t hypnosis for weak-minded and gullible people?
Quite the opposite. People who have above average intelligence, are able to concentrate, imagine and be creative make the best hypnotic subjects.
Some people can’t be hypnotized.
Hypnotic trance is a natural state which we all enter daily, so clearly we can all be hypnotized, and some people don’t want to be hypnotized. The difference between being hypnotisable and not being hypnotisable is the desire to be hypnotized.
Is Hypnosis is like going to sleep or being put under?
No. The opposite is true. Hypnosis is a heightened sense of awareness, concentration, focus, and hearing. So the idea (actually the skill) with hypnosis is actually to avoid sleep yet become deeply relaxed, while still staying awake. Unfortunately, the word hypnosis comes from the Greek Hypnos which means sleep. Since hypnotic trance generally has nothing to do with sleep, this was kind of a crummy name to select. Hollywood has also added to this with the old “you are getting sleepy”. (Though it also works if someone does happen to fall asleep, as the hypnotist is talking to their subconscious mind which is always awake.)
I’m not sure I was hypnotized, I heard everything.
Hypnosis is an altered state of waking consciousness. This means you are awake and will therefore hear what is said. Your mind may wander and you may fall into slumber but your subconscious mind will hear every word and act upon the positive suggestions given in the session. As hypnosis is a heightened state of awareness, you can be aware of the hypnotist’s voice and outside sounds. When deprived of one of our five senses, another sense tends to compensate. It therefore makes sense that with your eyes closed, you may even hear better. You may hear outside sounds such as traffic as a little louder than the hypnotist hears them. However they don’t disturb because the state of mental and physical relaxation is just not bothered by outside sounds. A dog can keep barking and you will stay deeply relaxed.
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No. You can’t. Just like you can’t get stuck when you are daydreaming. If the hypnotist stops talking, you will either emerge from hypnosis to see why the talking has stopped or fall asleep due to your very relaxed state. If you fall asleep, you’ll just sleep until you awaken fully
Is it ok if I lose track of time?
Yes. This often happens. Much like you can lose yourself in painting, sculpting, sewing, driving, reading etc. The different state of awareness makes it likely to lose your sense of time. The same happens in hypnosis. People often comment that their session seemed to last 15-20 minutes and are surprised to find it lasted 40-45 minutes. The beauty is that 20 minutes of hypnosis can leave you as refreshed as 7-8 hours of sleep.
Can Hypnosis be dangerous?
There are times when Hypnosis isn’t appropriate. Never enter an induced trance while driving or handling heavy machinery (safety first!). I request a medical referral from their doctor for those who are working with a medical professional on a psychological diagnoses/challenge or label, or are epilepsy patients. Otherwise, hypnosis is totally safe. It is a state of mental and physical relaxation in which positive, useful suggestions are given to help the person with their problem. No harm can occur.
Will I be out of control?
Ahhh… Hollywood again. A hypnotized person is actually in full control of themselves, fully aware and completely capable of making decisions. They simply cannot be made to accept an objectionable suggestion, commit an act, or say anything against their values and beliefs. Any hypnotic suggestion which contradicted these values would shock a person back into full waking consciousness. The same thing would happen if any kind of danger presented itself. The subject would immediately and fully come out of hypnosis on their own . They are always in control.
Can I reveal sensitive or private information against my will?
If only this were true! Then every accused criminal could be hypnotized to find out whether they are guilty or the victim of the crime could reliably give evidence of what really happened. No one can force you to reveal anything in hypnosis. In fact, usually you don’t say anything in hypnosis. This idea is simply more of the idea that hypnosis is some kind of a “power” relationship. In fact it is anything but. The only power lies in the mind of the subject to accept or not accept the suggestions offered.
Could repeated hypnotic inductions weaken my mind so I become dependent on them?
Actually, repetitive inductions strengthen a person’s mental abilities. Much like meditation, the benefits of being deeply relaxed both mentally and physically are wonderful for reducing stress, managing anxiety and improving clarity to support achieving goals and releasing fears, limitations or discomforts. That’s also why learning self-hypnosis is a great benefit for people.
Is it Ok to hypnotize children?
This question must mean specifically with a Hypnotherapist, because parents are ‘hypnotizing’ their children with suggestions all the time. Children generally have wonderful imaginations, a great ability to focus (“Again mommy! Again!) and a delight in visualizing. It’s safe to say that every parent has seen their child in a self induced trance like state. For hypnotherapists, this is more of an age question than a don’t question. Generally, it’s easier for children to concentrate if they’re at least seven years old. Children respond very well to positive hypnotic suggestions in general so they can also be hypnotized whilst playing and with their eyes still open.