If this is your first experience with Hypnosis, or your first office visit please take a few moments to read this material. It will answer many questions you may have.
Hypnosis, when mentioned in conversation, creates varied reactions in people. There are many misconceptions about hypnosis. A simple definition of hypnosis is that it is a state of increased suggestibility and concentration. In this state, the Conscious critical mind becomes an observer, and allows direct communication with the Sub-conscious mind. This allows the Hypnotherapist to assist their clients to make changes at the deep subconscious level needed for permanent change.
Hypnosis is empowering.
Hypnosis is about imagination and creation. Together you and your Hypnotherapist will work together to create new positive feelings, pictures, images, sights, smells, and emotions to replace specific negative ones that might have gathered up, unknowingly throughout the years. The brain cannot tell the difference between what it has actually seen and what your Hypnotherapist will help you create for your Sub- conscious. Therefore you can create and become anything you desire! Your professionally trained Hypnotherapist is you rguide, your facilitator and your partner.
Please do not expect to go to sleep or to feel as if you don’t know what you are doing. When we use the word “ sleep” we are referring to a deep body sleep where the mind remains aware. You won’t say or do anything in hypnosis that you normally would not say or do. You are in control at all times. You will know everything that is going on around you, what your hypnotherapist is saying and doing and what you are thinking and saying and doing. In fact, some people think they have not been in hypnosis at all because they expect something different or odd to be happening. Do not expect a lack of consciousness or amnesia.You may feel like you are unaffected by what is being said, but you are being directly affected because the Sub-conscious mind is listening and making changes at a very deep level.
The success of your Session will be enhanced by your willingness to use your imagination and by your desire to allow yourself to go deeper into the state of calmness and relaxation your Hypnotherapist will help you attain.
Remember, all hypnosis is self hypnosis and you and your hypnotherapist are a team- each committing to contribute 100% to the achievement of your goals.