What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a heightened state of awareness during which the mind undergoes incredible changes in thought patterns and behavior, resulting in breakthrough results. Hypnosis is a completely natural state that shifts the mind from a conscious state to a subconscious one. Hypnosis bypasses the analytical conscious mind and the limits of an individual’s present beliefs and thoughts. In a subconscious state, the focus of an individual shifts away from the present reality towards particular feelings, images, perceptions, emotions, sensations, and behaviors. In this state, the individual can access creativity, reprogram patterns, behaviors, thoughts, and inhibitions, as well as work on any emotional or physical pain relief. Furthermore, through hypnosis, one can utilize the subconscious mind to help identify and let go of self-limiting beliefs.

“In hypnosis, your ordinary negative thoughts and bad habit patterns can be replaced with new, positive beliefs. Through post-hypnotic suggestions, this new information can be incorporated into your daily life.”

Hypnosis Myths & Misconceptions

As a Clinical Hypnotherapist, we often find it is important to identify fact from fiction. It is unfortunate that most people’s first learn about hypnosis through entertainment of stage hypnotism. This leads people to think that hypnosis is some kind of mind control and that they may be controlled or manipulated or made to do something ‘foolish’ against their willpower….Nothing could be further from the truth!

During clinical hypnosis your senses, concentration, and awareness are actually heightened and you will not fall asleep. Contrary, you can even talk quite easily while relaxed and in my analytical therapy sessions are encouraged my client to do so.

It is also a common for people to believe that some people cannot be hypnotized. It is completely inaccurate. Everybody, both children and adults, can easily be hypnotized and benefits from deep relaxation.

What is Hypnotherapy Used For?

The main goal of clinical hypnotherapy is to bring positive and lasting changes and to resolve problems which are deeply rooted in the mind.

There are many branches of clinical hypnotherapy and an even larger number of applications for its use. Probably the most well known and highly effective is the use of clinical hypnosis for weight loss and quit smoking. However, hypnotherapy is also used to break many other habits, addictions, and to increase self-confidence and self-control.

Hypnotherapy is used to overcome stress and stress-related problems such as anxiety, depression, etc. It is very helpful for calming nerves, and overcoming fears and phobias.

The Power of the Subconscious Mind

The main goal and the power of subconscious mind is to heal, whether from addiction, phobias, depression or bad habits through the belief system. The subconscious mind is the part of your mind that is responsible for keeping everything within your body. For example, keeping your heart beating, making sure that your lungs are working properly at all times. It keeps your blood pumping to your entire system, and responsible for your body temperature. Every part of your body’s function is controlled by subconscious mind that is always alert and working even while you are asleep.