Hypnosis/FAQ's

CAN HYPNOSIS HELP ME?

Why Not?

If you really want to change your behavior or the way you think about something in your life, you can!

Believe it, achieve it!

 

It works!  Many people have successfully used hypnosis techniques to reduce their weight, quit smoking, improve relationships, conquer fears and phobias, reduce stress, overcome test anxiety, improve sports performance and much more.

According to the Wall Street Journal, April 9, 2012, hypnosis has been used to teach people to manage pain and anxiety, often helping to minimize pain, fear and disability during and after medical procedures.  “Scientific evidence is mounting that hypnosis can be effective in a variety of medical situations, from easing migraine headaches to lowering blood pressure, controlling asthma attacks, minimizing hot flashes and diminishing side effects from chemotherapy.”  Recent studies from Sweden also showed hypnotherapy eased symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome for many patients.

Hypnosis has been clinically studied and been found successful by the Mayo Clinic and the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, as well as the International Journal of Clinical Experimental Hypnosis and the Academy of Professional Hypnosis. It works!  Many people have successfully used hypnosis techniques to reduce their weight, quit smoking, improve relationships, conquer fears and phobias, reduce stress, overcome test anxiety, improve sports performance and much more.

Tell me more about hypnosis..

Hypnosis is a state of mind in which you are relaxed and focused, and your concentration is much higher than if you were awake. In hypnosis, we bypass the conscious mind (the critical thinking part). The suggestions that are made during hypnosis go directly to the subconscious mind, where thoughts and behaviors can be changed because of this very heightened awareness. When you are given a new suggestion that is within your belief system and that is what you want to change, your subconscious mind accepts the new behavior as reality. When you are hypnotized, you feel very relaxed, and if you are like most people, you should remember everything that happened during the session.

Can you make me do things I do not want to do?

Contrary to what many people believe, you are always in control during hypnosis. No one can make you do anything that is against your moral or ethical values. You have to want to make the suggested change in your behavior. There is no hypnosis unless you hypnotize yourself! 

Is Hypnosis Dangerous?

No, the induction of hypnosis is not dangerous. Hypnosis involves just listening to the hypnotist’s words and music so that you can become very relaxed. It is a great tool to change your way of thinking and to make positive changes that you want to make but do not know how to make. The hypnotist knows how to gently release your mental blocks and fears and how to help you create a new inner belief that will set the wheels in motion for changes in the way you think, feel and behave.

Are the results permanent?

With some individuals, the suggestions work forever; with others, additional sessions will be needed to reinforce the new positive behaviors. The results of hypnosis are cumulative. You will be given a personalized CD after your session. The more you practice and listen to the CD, the greater effect it will have on changing your old behavior and replacing it with the desired behavior. Your mind is like a sponge, so every time you listen or practice hypnosis, the new positive behaviors get more deeply and deeply entrenched in your brain, allowing the positive changes to happen so you can achieve your goals.

What will I be asked during the initial interview?

What goals do you want to achieve? What will eliminating these behaviors do for you?  How will you know when you have achieved these goals? How will this impact your life? What resources are necessary to achieve this? What steps are necessary?  What new behaviors would you like to see yourself doing to help achieve your goals?

What your mind can conceive, it can receive!

Using imagery or visualization, hypnosis can generate the power to change, the power to create and the power to progress toward self-realization. Most people will acknowledge that the mind is the most powerful tool we have. Hypnosis provides the means to use this power to your own personal advantage. Hypnosis can help bring about major changes in important areas of life:stress relief, habit control, emotional stability, motivation, health, pain management and others.

Don’t allow your own self-imposed restrictions to hold you back. Change those unwanted behaviors. Stop making excuses like: “I can’t do it”, “I’m not educated enough”, “I have no luck”, “I never get any breaks”, “I don’t know how”, “I’ll never amount to anything”, “No one could love a person like me”. These are restrictions, limits, ropes and chains that keep you from making changes that you want to make in your life. Break free of them using the power of hypnosis and allow the person you were meant to be to come out.

Dare to set goals…you can achieve them!

 

EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUE OR TAPPING – EFT

EFT stands for Emotional Freedom Technique.  This technique involves light tapping on certain points of the upper body.  Sometimes called Meridian Tapping, it is a psychological acupressure technique that helps link the positive flow of energy through the body with positive thoughts and positive behavior.  Energy flows through the human body in meridians. Meridians are the pathways of the positive and negative energy power, which carries on some of the communication between the various parts of human beings. When there is a disruption in the flow of energy, it disrupts your energy system which can result in negative emotions, including pain.
Tapping on specific meridian points, combined with positive, affirming statements, can clear negative blockages in your body’s energy.  It works with your subconscious mind to restore health and positive energy. This method has been very successful in eliminating emotional and physical discomforts and in exchanging negative behaviors for positive ones.  Like acupuncture (without needles!), it can optimize your health.  It can also help remove food cravings, eliminate pain, change mood and mindset, reduce fears, and build confidence.

NEURO LINGUISTIC PROGRAMMING OR NLP

NLP helps you to use your insights and skills so you can use your mind to change your emotions and your body. You are then in control of your life, even better than before.

NLP, or Neuro-Linguistic Programming, is the study of how your experiences are made and what they are made up of. It encompasses the three most important factors involved in making up the human experience: neurology (your brain, what you have learned and how you react to things), language (how your mind hears and then relates emotionally or Physically to the words being said) and programming (how you react physically or mentally – in other words your reaction to the whole experience).

NLP addresses the interaction between mind and language and how that affects your body and behavior.  NLP was first used in the 1970’s and continues to be a very useful tool for improving how people think, behave and feel.  It can be used to improve what you already do, eliminate any unwanted behaviors or thoughts you have, help you to think more clearly, to let go of fears, to gain confidence, to feel empowered and to manage your thoughts, moods and behaviors.

*** Actual results will vary per person.