What is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is a therapeutic practice using hypnosis in which a therapist and a client create a plan to address a problem. Hypnosis is the act of entering a deep period of relaxation, unless there is a specific goal that is addressed during the act of hypnosis.
A client typically seeks a hypnotherapist because they have a problem. With the therapist’s help, the client outlines their intended goals, the therapist then uses that information to design “suggestions” for hypnosis. An interictal part of hypnosis is suggestions. It is suggestibility that serves as a tool to address long-held habits and drives at their very core. Once here, a person can receive suggestions and change behaviors.
Will I be hypnotized?
The short answer is Yes. However, hypnotherapy is not like the hokey pokey stuff you see on t.v. or in Vegas. A hypnotized person is fully cognizant of what the hypnotist is saying. They can hear and understand the words; as well as respond to questions and other stimuli around them. They are not asleep, but they are very relaxed. It is a deep relaxation, with various levels or depths. It lives between sleep and the alert state of wakefulness, but it is distinct from both. A person in the deep state of relaxation is said to be “in a trance.”
Is Hypnotherapy right for me?
Being placed under hypnosis will not overcome fear, nor will it stop a smoker from smoking. Hypnosis is a state of your subconscious mind that is achieved only through deep relaxation; producing a strong, narrow focus of attention combined with increased suggestibility. The beauty of hypnotherapy is the speed that success can be achieved in solving a client’s problem. Hypnotherapy allows the client to deal immediately with the problem at the specific place where the problem is stored, in our subconscious. Once our subconscious, is accessible, the right hypnotherapist, can guide a client to fix an array of both physical and mental issues trapped in the subconscious mind. Resulting in quick relief of negative symptoms.
How does hypnosis work?
Hypnotherapist speak directly to the subconscious mind – the control center. The subconscious mind is conditioned by old habit patterns and the avoidance of pain and the pursuit of pleasure. When change is desired, only the conscious mind makes the decision. The subconscious mind may want to continue to hold on to the old behaviors. Suggestions received in hypnosis convince the client’s subconscious of all the benefits and pleasures new behaviors will bring. The conscious and subconscious mind are united and no longer in conflict. The length of time for these two parts of the mind to unite varies depending on the person and the problem. Some clients see positive benefits and improvements after just one session, and listening to recordings of the session to reinforce the treatment at home. While for others, dealing with more complex problems it may take a minimum of a three session before seeing results.
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