Change Your Mind and You’ll Change Your Life…

What is Hypnosis?

individual using hypnosis for deeply relaxed focus

HYPNOSIS is a natural and normal state of deeply relaxed focus (“I’m just resting my eyes…”) in which the student/client (not a subject!) is either guided or self-directed to a state of enhanced attention.

At this level of relaxed awareness, your logical/rational/conscious mind can communicate more effectively (images, suggestions, mental rehearsal) with your intuitive / emotional / subconscious mind.

Your subconscious mind is the driving force in your life and before any conscious decision can become the desired change, there must be acceptance of that idea at a subconscious level…willpower alone cannot effectively override existing belief systems, self-image issues and/or behavioral habits.

You are never “out of control”

All hypnosis is both voluntary and self-induced. The “hypnotist”/hypnotherapist simply operates as a tour guide or facilitator, leading your attention to reaching your desired health/behavioral goals. Rather than losing control (popular misconception) you are actually gaining deep levels of subconscious motivation/control that can and will help you to reach your goals…quicker, easier and with lasting results. And…yes, you will wake up!

Why Hypnosis?

Because Hypnosis Works! The healthy status of modern hypnotherapy reflects the long overdue changes in our current culture regarding our attitudes and our acceptance of HYPNOSIS as a safe, natural and powerful tool for personal growth and healing.

Conventional medicine is undergoing a dramatic change – expanding its practices to include the integration of the precision of modern science with a broader scope of mind-body-spirit-therapies (see www.cmbm.org) to create an open minded and comprehensive approach to healing and staying healthy. Dentistry is incorporating hypnotherapy and self-hypnosis training for fearful/phobic patients. Psychiatrists, mental health professionals and patients are documenting more rapid and lasting improvement where hypnosis is included as part of treatment. Olympic and professional athletes have successfully used self-hypnosis techniques for decades to improve their performance.

Hypnosis has sustained itself throughout human history as a natural and powerful tool for healing and for personal growth…because it works!

How Hypnosis is Used?

Hypnosis is currently being applied in medicine, dentistry, psychology and education to assist healing, for staying healthy and to reach personal, professional and behavioral goals. Below is a partial list of areas in which hypnotherapy and self-hypnosis have been effectively applied.

  • Weight Loss / Management
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Stress Management
  • Sports Performance
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Dental Fear
  • Psychotherapy
  • Psychosomatic Disorders
  • Self-Image / Confidence / Self-Esteem
  • Asthma / Migraine
  • Test/School Anxiety
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Personal Growth / Career Development
  • Sales
  • Public Speaking
  • Phobias
  • Pain Management
  • Body-Mind Healing
  • Pregnancy / Childbirth
  • Habit Control / Elimination
  • Anxiety / Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • Post Surgery Pain Management / Recovery

Please Note: If you have a problem or condition that requires medical attention, please consult with your physician and seek appropriate medical care.

Can I be Hypnotized?

In a word…Yes! Please remember…all HYPNOSIS is “SELF-HYPNOSIS”, all SELF–HYPNOSIS is voluntary and consists of skills, (relaxation, visualization, affirmations, mental rehearsal) that can be learned by anyone who wants to.

Since the acceptance of hypnosis by the American Medical Association (1958) as a legitimate treatment modality for a wide range of medical/behavioral problems, there have been NO REPORTED INCIDENTS of anyone being physically or mentally at risk as the result of hypnotherapy and/or self-hypnosis training. The worst possible consequence of experiencing hypnosis is that you could get so relaxed that you could drift into a slumber.

For more information, check out: Wikipedia – Hypnosis

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