HYPNOSIS Q&A :
How Well Does Hypnosis work?
Psychoanalysis: 38% recovery after 600 sessions
Behavior Therapy: 72% recovery after 22 sessions
Hypnotherapy> 93% recovery> after 6 sessions
- American Health Magazine
Does Hypnotherapy Really Work?
Yes, Hypnosis really works. There are many scientifically designed studies that show the effectiveness of Hypnosis. My approach is based on proven psychological principal to help you solve your problems quickly and comfortably. When most people encounter the word "hypnosis", a picture comes to mind of a hypnotist swinging an object in front of the client's face. That is not how hypnosis works. Hypnosis is very simple. It is a trance state, characterized by extreme suggestibility, relaxation and heightened imagination. It's similar to sleep, but you are aware the whole time. It is most often compared to daydreaming, or the feeling of "losing yourself" in a book or movie. You are fully conscious, but you tune out most of the stimuli around you. You focus intently on the subject at hand, to the near exclusion of any other thought.
How Does Hypnotherapy Work?
In the Hypnotic State, the doorway between the conscious and the subconscious is opened, memories become easily accessible, and new information is stored. In this state, you are not really "thinking" in the traditional sense. You are "experiencing" without questioning, the critical thinking factor is by passed or turned off, resembling when you watch a movie. I can make suggestions that you and I decide on prior to the trance state. Those suggestions are very likely to "stick" because your conscious mind is not getting in the way. You are not "judging" or being "critical" of the suggestions.
The deep relaxation and focusing exercises of hypnotherapy calms and quiets the conscious mind so that it takes a less of an active role in your thinking process. In this state, you're still aware of what's going on, but your conscious mind takes a backseat to your subconscious mind. Effectively, this allows you and me to work directly with the yoursubconscious.
What is my Subconscious?
The subconscious regulates your bodily sensations, such as taste, touch and sight, as well as your emotions. The subconscious is where all of your memories are stored. While under hypnosis, you may be able to access past events that you have completely forgotten. I am able to help you resolve issues or create new feelings like confidence or self esteem. Once you are in a trance, I work directly with your subconscious. I may present your subconscious with a metaphor or make direct suggestionsor I may lead you through different exercises that allow you to communicate with your subconscious mind very effectively. Your mind is more receptive in this state. Most of my clients describe it as an enjoyable experience and leave their sessions feeling much better than when they arrived. Many people find it inspiring, emotionally fulfilling, and transforming.
Am I Hypnotizable?
The simple answer is yes. Everyone is hypnotizable and most people go into a trance multiple times a day. The only difference with hypnosis is that I am leading you into that state purposefully and utilizing it to help you achieve your goals. Some people go into a trance more easily than others and some can do it more quickly than others. Some people have a 'gift' for hypnosis and some need a little time to learn the skill.
Will I lose control in Hypnosis?
No. In fact, hypnosis is a state of heightened awareness and self-control. You will be aware in a trance state and you will be able to make judgments as to which suggestions to accept.You choose the suggestions that you accept. You will experience is the wonderful sensation of being gently directed how to use your mind to create an incredible state of internal calm. You will learn just what hypnosis is, how and why you can do it. Hypnosis doesn’t take control of your mind. You won’t do anything that is outside of your belief systems. I can’t make you bark like a dog or cluck like a chicken unless that is your desire.
What If I Get Stuck In A Trance?
Everyone goes in and out of trances every day. It is a naturally occurring state. If I were to suddenly leave (I promise not to, of course) in the middle of a session you would simply wake up or simply drift into a natural sleep and wake up when you where ready. I often hear “I could hear every word you were saying", or "I felt like I could open my eyes if I wanted to". Hypnosis isn't like being asleep - you are aware of everything around you, just like when you meditate (the two states are very similar). In hypnosis, you simply have a stronger focus internally, plus wonderful deep relaxation. After the session you feel relaxed and refreshed, like you’ve just had a great nap.
What Will Happen During A Session?
During the first session, I will go over what hypnosis is and make sure you are comfortable with the process. We discuss your goals and together we will decide on a plan. There is a small amount of paperwork that I am required by the State of Colorado to give you: A disclosure statement that describes your rights a client and a brief health history. Hypno therapists are bound by the same privacy laws as doctors. It is important to know that hypnosis should be used in conjunction with your medical care, not in place of it.
You're Getting Sleepy
The methods I use vary, but they all depend on a few basic prerequisites:
- You must want to be hypnotized.
- You must believe you can be hypnotized.
- You must eventually feel comfortable and relaxed.
During Hypnosis I am communicating with your subconscious mind, and can begin many different ways:
Progressive relaxation and imagery - By speaking to you in a slow, soothing voice, you are able to relax completely and focus.
Eye fixation induction - This is the method you often see in movies, when the hypnotist waves a pocket watch in front of the subject.
The basic idea is to have you focus on an object so intently that you tune out any other stimuli.
Rapid Induction – This method overloads the mind with sudden, firm commands.
Loss of balance - This method creates a loss of equilibrium using slow, rhythmic rocking.
Parents have been putting babies to sleep with this method for thousands of years.
Then I give you the suggestions we discussed and bring you back to a normal waking state. The entire process can take anywhere from a few minutes to more than an hour.
How long are Sessions, and How Much Does a Session Cost?
Because these sessions are so in-depth, they last 60 minutes, and cost $125/session. Many issues require more than one session, so I offer a 3-session block for $300.
Does Hypnosis Work For My Particular Problem?
Although it would be impossible for anyone to make a comprehensive list of what hypnosis is good for, I have made a list of some of the most common problems that have successfully been addressed with hypnotherapy.
● Weight Loss ● Relaxation ● Smoking Cessation ● Phobias ● General Focus ● Fears ● Thumb Sucking ● Post Traumatic Stress ● Fertility ● Past Life Regression ● Dental Phobia ● Healing ● Pre and Post Surgery ● Healing ● Allergies ● Sinus Problems ● Sleep Issues ● Positive Life Change ● Concentration ● Test Anxiety ● Sports Performance ● Motivation ● Pain Management ● Self Esteem ● Spiritual Guidance ● Insomnia ● Head aches ● Oral Finger Fixation ● Night Terrors ● Confidence ● Fear of Flying ● Nail Biting ● Anxiety ● Bedwetting ● Relationship Issues ● Prosperity ● Improving the Immune System ● Improve Memory ● Reading ● Asthma ● Creating Abundance ● Manifesting anything ●
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