What is hypnosis?
What is Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy?
Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy is a technique involving the use of communication (of any kind) to alter states of mind, change beliefs, and ultimately change the way subjective reality is experienced. - This, in turn, changes how you behave within certain contexts and creates new results!
Whereas, Hypnosis is a broader term, used to include all forms of practice, be it on stage as entertainment, impromptu playfulness/exploration, or in the therapeutic setting for healing or personal transformation. Hypnotherapy is a term almost always denoting the use of hypnosis for therapeutic purposes. I use both terms on this site as jurisdictions in various states and countries differ in which term is allowable.
Many people seem to have a bunch of false or inaccurate assumptions about hypnotherapy and one of the biggest assumptions is that hypnosis is all about mind control or that they will have no volition or control over their own minds once they are hypnotized.
Forget what you have seen at the movies, on TV, in Las Vegas on stage, or even at the county fairgrounds. The focus of those settings is entertainment, not healing or change-work. By necessity, the framing (set up) in those contexts creates an illusion that the hypnotist is in complete control of every nuance of the subject's mind, and they have no agency of their own. That makes for an impressive show and potentially, a lot of laughs but it isn't what I do.
Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy is about healing and refocusing your mind in more useful directions. It is not mind control or brainwashing and you do not fall under a spell. I am your trusted ally, your trance coach, and your guide. I am not your puppeteer. I respect your sovereignty and with your permission, I will teach you how to reorganize your approach to life in positive ways.
You don’t have to be a gullible person or a person with a loud and wild personality to do hypnotherapy and in fact, many professional business owners, and world-renowned athletes use hypnotherapy as a tool - a tool to get better results. The best results are always achieved with people who are intelligent, willing, and committed to experiencing the changes they seek. One of the fundamental intentions of hypnotherapy is to retrain the mind so that it serves us, instead of working against us.
How can it help you?
Hypnotherapy works to lead you into a deeply relaxed state when needed and uses specific methods designed to help you reach your goal by reshaping your beliefs and giving your access to profoundly unique states of mind.
Hypnosis can help you change the patterns that prevented you from healing old wounds, and re-conditions you to access resources in your mind that you didn’t know you had. By connecting you with your positive resource states, you become more resilient, open up creativity and ultimately show you how to think outside the box.
Hypnosis doesn’t have to be done with eyes closed, counting backward from 10 as you walk down several flights of stairs, yadda, yadda, yadda...that’s just one of the hundreds of ways to do it.
There are a huge number of ways to access the trance states of the mind and make changes.
I use a variety of tools including story-telling, guided visualizations, affirmation orientated, or even a simple conversation.
I help my clients reshape old thoughts, create new thoughts, transform old feelings into new feelings, and feel the confidence to step into a whole new way of being. Past clients report that they are more proactive, and productive, and have gotten the results that they wanted when they reached out to me. Remember, you are in full control of where you place your focus but only when you fully acknowledge this. My goal is to help you reach YOUR goal!
One of our most frequently asked questions:
Q: Can everyone be hypnotized?
A: The simple answer is ‘Yes’. Everyone can be hypnotized!
Hypnosis is a natural process that involves easy-to-learn steps allowing you to adjust your mental state in useful ways. It’s a very simple process and just involves following instructions and paying attention. Repetition makes it even more powerful. I can guide you, step by step, and you will reach your goal!
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