Below are some common questions people have regarding Hypnotherapy and its varied uses.
What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is not magic. Hypnosis is not mind control. Hypnosis is a type of relaxed heightened awareness. It is effective because it allows the therapist to place suggestions directly into the client’s subconscious. The conscious part of the mind only accounts for 12% of the total mind while the subconscious accounts for 88%. This explains why the majority of human behavior is actually “subconscious behavior”.
- Subjects never loose control while under a hypnotic trance.
- You cannot be made to do anything while in hypnosis that you would not ordinarily want to do.
- Everyone can be hypnotized.
Hypnosis is a natural state that the therapist induces in order to assist the client in connecting with the part of themselves that allows healing. The most immediate effect of a hypnosis session is the instantaneous release of stress. Further advantages of an on-going hypnosis program can be useful in other life areas such as
- Raising Self-Esteem
- Setting & Achieving Goals
- Overcoming Self-Doubt
- Attracting Loving Relationships
- Conflict Resolution
- Moving Beyond Hurt and Pain
- Stress Management
On an individual basis, hypnosis is a very effective tool to help change unwanted behavior. People who do not feel in control of their lives often feel helpless to affect their futures. You may have no control over what happens around you and you may have no control over what happens to you. You are the only one that determines what happens inside of you. Only you, decide how any event is going to affect you.
What is a Past-Life Regression?
A Past-Life Regression can be beneficial way to gain deeper understandings of personal relationships and to clear/heal trauma that causes persistent phobias in the present life. Typically people participate in a past-life regression to address some of the following:
- Meeting someone whom you had a immediate connection with even though you have never known them before
- Having an immediate unexplained connection to a physical location or era
- Having unexplained fears
- General interest in possible past-lives
What can I expect at my first Hypnotherapy session?
During the first appointment your hypnotherapist will conduct a full intake to identify your desired goals and a strategy to your long term success. Like building a house, we begin at the foundation. It is in this first session that a strong foundation and trusting relationship is laid for the work that will follow; moving you from behaviors which no longer serve you and into the goals you hold in your mind for yourself.
How is meditation helpful?
For thousands of years, ancient wisdom has written about the benefits of meditation. It allows us to immediately center ourselves and slow down our breathing and thereby come to a state of quiet awareness. There are many health benefits associated with meditation with the most common including
- Improved sleep
- Increased awareness
- Lower blood pressure
- Reduce stress/anxiety
- Improve relationships
- Increase overall joy of life
Every major spiritual practice encourages their participants to engage in some form of meditation. There are many ways to practice meditation with the only "wrong" way being "not to meditate".
A restorative guided meditation is one of the most powerful ways to change unhealthy and unwanted patterns of thinking. The suggestions offered in the meditations go directly into the subconscious and thereby effect participants at their deepest level.
Many people believe that there is no spiritual growth without meditation. I strongly suggest that everyone find a practice that suits them.