What Is Hypnotherapy and How Can It Help Me?
What is hypnosis?
Hypnosis is not being asleep; it is similar to daydreaming. During hypnosis, the body and conscious mind are in a relaxed, natural state, while the subconscious mind remains awake and receptive to allowing the client to view their past experiences. Hypnosis is an education-communication process to a person’s mind that allows his/her conscious and subconscious minds to become congruent, both believing the same message.
How can I be hypnotized by telephone?
Very easily, if you are hearing the Hypnotherapist voice and have given yourself permission to be hypnotized. You simply follow the Hypnotherapist instructions, just as if you are in the same room. Because the Hypnotherapist can’t see you, you will be asked to verbally indicate to the Hypnotherapist when you have finished one task and are ready to move to the next.
How does the subconscious accept hypnotic suggestions?
Hypnotic suggestions bypass the intellectual mind, called the “conscious,” and zero in on the subconscious. When a subconscious mind is given a new suggestion, that new suggestion becomes the primary energy behind the attainment of the clients’ current goals.
How does hypnosis help people?
The ability to reprogram emotional attitudes and reactions in the subconscious mind is the key to living the lifestyle you desire. Hypnosis is the most functional and easiest way to reprogram life-long subconscious beliefs and attitudes, rather than suffer a lifetime of negative emotional situations that the conscious mind is unable to change.
Can any person be hypnotized?
People of average intelligence (unless there is some form of organic brain damage, e.g. epilepsy) can be hypnotized in most cases if they are willing and do not resist. The depth of hypnosis varies with a person’s ability to respond and trust the Hypnotherapist. If you are not a naturally responsive subject, you can improve your receptivity to hypnosis with practice.
Is hypnosis medically approved?
Yes. The American Medical Association and the American Psychiatric Association have approved hypnotherapy as a form of therapy. The British Medical Association also adopted hypnosis as a viable therapeutic tool in 1958. (The same year as the AMA.)
Is hypnosis dangerous?
No. The induction of hypnosis is never dangerous to the client. Many times a client – because the hypnotic state is so peaceful – doesn’t want to return to consciousness. Once the therapy is finished – if the client is not counted back – they will simply go to sleep, and sleep peacefully for several hours, waking up refreshed.
Are the results of hypnosis permanent?
Suggestions stay with some individuals indefinitely, others need reinforcement. The effects of hypnosis are cumulative. The more hypnotic sessions you have experienced that include reprogramming your subconscious mind, post-hypnotic suggestions, and conscious reinforcement of the goal, the more permanent the results become.
How much control does the hypnotist have over the client?
None, if the client during a hypnosis session wants to open their eyes stopping the session they may.
Do I have to tell my deep dark secrets to be successful?
No, the Hypnotherapist, if you are in the room together will ask you to use ideo-motor response – such as raise and lower a finger on your right hand when you have finished the task and are ready to proceed. You never need to speak, unless you can’t “see or accomplish” what you and the Hypnotherapist have agreed to do during the session. Than it is to your benefit to say ” I can’t see anything”. At that point the Hypnotherapist will guide until you begin to “see”.
If you are participating in a telephone session – you may simply say, ” I am finished”, the Hypnotherapist will move to the next suggestion.
In what areas is hypnotherapy helpful?
Hypnotherapy is helpful in a variety of areas including:
- Pain management
- Stop Smoking
- Public Speaking
- Weight control
- Visualization Relaxation
- Nail biting
- High blood pressure
- Past life regression
- Tension headaches
- Memory improvement
- Improved concentration
- Co-dependency issues
- Body, Mind Healing
- Inner child dialogue
- Guided imagery
- Test taking/study habits
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