What is Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy?
Hypnosis is a state of heightened receptivity in which you’re able to refocus your mind and body for success. It’s a collaborative and integrative process for changing habits and behaviors, and rewiring limiting beliefs.
Have you ever found yourself completely immersed in an activity or in the zone, where you were not aware of anything else? This is a natural trance state and you’ve already experienced it thousands of times. Common examples of this are when you’re watching a movie and you become absorbed in the plot. Or when you’re working and realize that a few hours have flown by. It’s not a magical thing or mind control, but it is a tool that can help you tap into the power of your mind and take control of your life.
Hypnotherapy is different than talk therapy, although it can be used alongside psychotherapy to help reinforce a program of treatment. A hypnotherapist is a professional who has been trained to help you tap into the power of your subconscious mind through hypnotic techniques and a customized program to help you achieve your goals.
Hypnosis is a rapid and efficient way of creating solutions-focused change.
I want to live a creative life, I want to write but I just feel so stuck.
I want to stand out, but I’m terrified to speak up and be seen.
I feel anxious ALL the time.
I really want to travel but I hate flying.
I don’t know how to stop biting my nails, pulling out my hair, or picking at my skin.
I’ve tried to quit smoking so many times but nothing works.
I just don’t feel in control around food.
If only I had more confidence.
If only I weren’t so afraid of bugs.
Or the dentist.
If only I weren’t so afraid?
Power of the Subconscious Mind
The subconscious mind controls 90% of our thoughts, behaviors, and emotions. You may be aware of a change that you’d like to make, and even the steps to get there, but change is uncomfortable. It’s the unknown. It can bring up feelings of fear and most of us find that we are unable to break free of the automatic patterns and stick to doing what’s comfortable, postponing what will really benefit us in the long run.
Hypnosis puts you back in the driver’s seat, by helping you rewire the subconscious programming from the past. Your brain is always forming new connections and pathways, and you may have heard of something called neuroplasticity. Hypnotherapy provides a safe, rapid and effective way to engage this natural ability to re-learn more directly. Through this process it is possible to create deep and lasting change — and it doesn’t have to take years.
What is a hypnotherapy program like?
Each client is unique, so a program is customized for you. It works best if you are an active participant. I may assign tasks between sessions to help reinforce the work we are doing. In the first intake session we’ll gather information about your issue and test your receptivity to suggestion. You’ll experience hypnosis and be given tools and hypnotic suggestions for immediate improvement and positive change. My clients report that they experience positive results from the very first session, and reinforcement will happen in follow-up sessions for continued success towards your goals.
Some clients work towards one or two goals and others are looking for help in several areas. It is entirely up to you. I’ve worked with some clients for one specific issue and others who return over the years to work on different areas of their lives.
Note: Hypnotherapy is for vocational and avocational self-improvement and I am not a licensed physician or psychotherapist, or psychologist. My services are non-diagnostic and do not include the practice of medicine, neither should they be considered as a substitute for licensed medical or psychological services or procedures.