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What is HYPNOTHERAPY?

Hypnosis is a temporary relaxing of the conscious mind allowing positive and beneficial ideas to become accepted by the inner mind. When these ideas are presented with sufficient skill and connected to an individuals motivations they become powerful permanent allies for healing, personal development or habit control.

What HYPNOSIS is & HOW it works

We all have a conscious mind, and what some people call either a subconscious or an unconscious mind. Hypnosis deals with your unconscious mind which, for the sake of clarity, I'll call the inner mind. Your conscious mind is responsible for logical, analytical, linear thinking.

Though our belief systems and behaviors reside in the inner mind, the conscious mind is responsible for guarding them. When someone tells you something that you think is not true, your conscious mind may reject the idea or suggestion.

Your inner mind is more symbolic and holistic in nature. Emotions are the domain of your inner mind as are perceptions, habits, beliefs and automatic bodily functions such as breathing and digestion.

Often times we learn something consciously, then the inner mind takes over that learned behavior.

 

Behaviors that we once learned step-by-step, like tying our shoes, are now second nature or automatic, unconscious behavior. These are things we've learned to do so well we don't have to think too much about them. Habits are another example of this automatic behavior.

What about ideas that our conscious mind accepts?

Once an idea is accepted by the conscious mind it can pass through to the inner mind. Once accepted by the inner mind, the mind behaves as if it is true. If the conscious mind is willing to play along, is not paying attention, is in shock or is not yet fully formed (as in the case of a child) new ideas can establish themselves in the inner mind. This is why it is so important to be positive with children.

In order to get new, beneficial ideas to be accepted by the inner mind, we must relax the conscious mind and communicate directly with the inner mind.

 

 If this idea is accepted by the inner mind, the whole mind is focused and tuned in to making that idea true.

 

Since the inner mind runs the body, our perceptions and emotions, as well as habits, it can line up all those resources to make things happen. Deep in your mind, changes can take place that allow you feel different emotions, have different habits, learn things quickly and respond with a more thoroughly resourceful physiology.

In hypnosis, we temporarily relax the conscious mind and gain access to the powerful inner mind. In this beneficial, relaxed state, we can more easily get positive ideas across to the most powerful parts of our minds.
 

Does Online Hypnotherapy Work?

YES, my online hypnotherapy is equally effective as in-person hypnotherapy. This is typically accomplished via video OR voice call; An hour of uninterrupted, comfortable sitting, a reliable internet connection, and a pair of headphones are all that are required. Because of the interactive nature of virtual hypnotherapy, each session will be individualized to suit your specific requirements and objectives - not a single session will be the same!

THE USES OF HYPNOSIS

In the hands of a qualified and skilled person hypnosis can be a valuable ally for healing, self-improvement, pain management, habit control and much, much more.

Both the American Medical Association and the British Medical Association approved hypnosis as a valid therapeutic modality in the late 1950's.

Though many people are familiar with the success of hypnosis in smoking cessation and weight loss, most are unaware of its powerful uses as an anesthetic and to speed healing.

Hypnosis has long been used to help people suffering from trauma and to overcome roadblocks originating from past experiences. Hypnosis has been used by law enforcement to help witnesses increase recall. Hypnosis can be used to overcome anxieties fear and phobias. Hypnosis is a powerful tool for performance enhancement and goal setting. The hypnotic state is a great stress buster.

Every situation can benefit from having the powerful inner mind on your side.

Hypnosis can help you for -ANYTHING- you can think of. Anything you'd like to overcome, anything you'd like to improve and anything you'd like to achieve.

MYTHS & MISCONCEPTIONS


Many people get their ideas about hypnosis from television, books or motion pictures. While the plot lines of these entertainment vehicles make for good stories, they are often inaccurate.

in a hypnotic state - you CAN think clearly.

While in hypnosis, your morals and ethics remain INTACT? In other words, you won't do anything against your will. You can reject or accept suggestions - it's your decision.

 

Scientific experiments have proven that, if someone were to give you suggestions that you disagreed with, you would simply reject them.

Some people believe that in order to be hypnotized you must have a weak mind. Nothing could be further from the truth. Because hypnosis is not a contest of willpower, a highly intelligent, strong-willed and imaginative person can make a great hypnotic subject.

In hypnosis, you are aware and can hear clearly, in fact, hypnosis is a state of increased awareness. In a trance state your hearing may be sharper, you may feel subtler sensations and your imagination and memory are enhanced.


Hypnosis is a natural state, in fact, we are in hypnosis many times each day. We pass through hypnosis on our way to sleep and when we wake up each morning. Recent studies of ultradian rhythms, these are bio-rhythms that are less than one day long,  conclude that every 90 to 120 minutes we pass into a state physiologically identical to hypnosis. So when people ask ''Can I be hypnotized?'' the answer is; you already are.

Here are some other times in which people experience hypnosis naturally. If you've ever woken up, feeling very relaxed but not needing to be anywhere and thought something like "Maybe I'll get up and brush my teeth," but your body is too relaxed to move, you've been experiencing hypnosis.

 

Becoming absorbed in a good book or movie is experiencing hypnosis. Driving on long trips on automatic pilot is known as highway hypnosis. Becoming bored or allowing your mind to drift away leads to hypnosis. Becoming extremely engaged in something and allowing your mind to focus means that you are experiencing hypnosis. Because of the rhythmic sounds and swaying, riding on the train is often a highly hypnotic experience.

Hypnosis is a state in which you can think clearly and your imagination is active. It's a state where you could move if you wanted to or if there were an emergency but you would rather just remain delightfully relaxed. It's a state in which beneficial ideas can more quickly and easily gain access to the inner mind. And because we all experience trance each day, we can understand just how safe it is.

HOW MANY HYPNOTERAPY SESSIONS DO I NEED?

The average number of hypnosis sessions needed is between 4 and 6, and hypnosis has been shown to be around 93% effective in 4 to 6 sessions.

 It's critical to see it as a process because, it's impossible to expect 20 years of established patterns to be undone in a single session lasting an hour.

None exists as a magical number. In fact, a considerable number of my clients continue to meet with me on a monthly, bi-weekly, or weekly basis during significant life transitions or significant projects such as writing a book.
 

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