Is Hypnosis for you?Here's just a few ways hypnotism can help you:
Hypnotherapy can treat headaches, ease labor pains, help you quit smoking, replace anesthesia and improve study habits-all without side effects
What can I expect from my first visit? Free Consultation.
During your consultation you will learn about hypnotism and all your questions will be answered. Your interests and desires will be discussed and your goals defined.
An assessment will be done whereby your hypnotizability and the potential for achieving your goals will be determined. You will be taught self-hypnosis so you will have this incredible tool to reinforce the work that you've done together. You will then be able to use self-hypnosis for any future goals or challenges.
Just what is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a state in which the conscious mind is distracted or preoccupied, allowing a positive statement or suggestion to bypass your conscious thoughts and access your subconscious mind.
We can be in a hypnotic state at various times throughout the day, as it is a perfectly natural state for humans. Have you ever daydreamed about a beautiful vacation spot, visualized being there, and then realized, briefly, that you lost track of time? Did it feel like you were really there for a moment?
Have you ever driven a car on a familiar route only to find yourself suddenly at your destination and realizing you weren't paying attention to each turn or maneuver of the wheel? Who or what was driving the car?
With hypnotherapy you will learn to focus your concentration through visualization to help you to overcome personal obstacles, achieve your goals, and to feel better.
Do you know?
While Hollywood has had a lot of fun with depicting people in hypnosis doing silly things, in reality it is a serious modality for helping people improve their lives.
It has been used to help people through surgery who cannot be put under anesthesia, and for seriously ill people to manage pain.
How does it work?
The subconscious mind receives and retains all the messages we receive from our backgrounds, whether genetic, social, religious or experiential, plus all the conflicts (little or big) that enter our lives daily. When, for whatever reason, the conscious mind (which deals with everyday living, logic, reason, etc.) becomes overloaded, stressed, or startled, the subconscious prepares us for what is considered appropriate action (usually fight or flight). However, the subconscious mind does not analyze, as does the conscious mind, but hears all messages in the literal sense.
In essence, hypnosis is a means of communication between the conscious mind and the subconscious mind. Many human problems, habits, stresses, anxieties, attitudes or apparent deficiencies can be traced to interpretations by the subconscious mind which, when understood by the conscious mind, can reduce or resolve specific problems.
The subconscious is also the seat of all memory. Traumatic events can be buried or suppressed in the subconscious. A major benefit of hypnotherapy is its ability to uncover and bring into the light of understanding the buried information or experience which may be the cause of a troublesome issue.
Nothing changes until you change your mind!
In 1996 a National Institutes of Health panel judged that hypnosis might help alleviate pain from cancer and other chronic conditions. One study found it superior to morphine. Other clinical studies have shown it helps with the acute pain of severe burns. A recent study in the Lancet found that patients hypnotized for minor surgical procedures needed less pain medication and experienced less anxiety than an unhypnotized group. Hypnosis has been used to cure phobias, such as fear of flying . . .
University of California, Berkeley Wellness Letter.
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