What is hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a state of relaxed focus and is often referred to as a state of trance. It is similar to a meditative state or what some may call being “zoned out” or a “flow state”. There are many times where we enter this state of our own will. If you are not sure if you’ve ever been in trance, have you driven through a set of traffic lights and wondered if the light was red or green? Or have you ever had something in your hand and not remembered where you put it? Have you ever been in a meeting and realized you had no idea what was going on for the last 10 minutes? All of these situations are reflective of you going into a hypnotic state of trance. These are examples of various levels of our conscious awareness or state. It is normal and common part of our day to fluctuate our state. Very important work is done in this relaxed state of focus.
When in this state of trance it is the perfect time to have access to your unconscious or some call it subconscious part of your brain. In this heightened mental state, you become more available to suggestibility and receptive to change.
What is hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is when someone uses hypnosis as a vehicle for rooting positive change in one’s life.
Can anyone be hypnotized?
The person must be willing to enter a state of hypnosis as it is not about mind control but a partnership between two people. Once the desire has been established, anyone that is capable of following instructions and able to “zone out” can be hypnotized.
When I’m hypnotized will I lose control?
No, your unconscious mind is always working to protect you and keep you safe. Many people are so comfortable and aware during in the process that they leave saying they “didn’t feel hypnotized”.
What can hypnosis help with?
Hypnosis can help with anything that is making you feel “stuck” in your life. Some examples are:
- Smoking cessation
- Weight release (loss)
- Post Traumatic Stress
- Pain management
How do I know you’re the right hypnotist for me?
As hypnosis is a working relationship between two people, it is important to find a hypnotist that is the right fit for you. I encourage you to call and interview, look to see if they have YouTube videos, and read the testimonials of anyone you are thinking of working with. As with a hairdresser, everyone has their own style and techniques. You want to create the best change possible for yourself!