What is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is one or more visits with a person trained to use various tools to help people. One of these tools is hypnosis. Other tools include NLP, Eye Movement Therapy (not EMDR), Parts Therapy, Regression, and Breath Work.
Hypnotherapy can be used to get rid of things that hold someone back, such as excess weight, fear, anxious feelings, unforgiveness or conflict with others. It can be used to increase desire for exercise or increase feelings of peace.
Hypnotherapy can be used for medical issues as well, if your doctor thinks it may benefit you. Pre-surgical and postsurgical pain control is an example of this.
How does hypnotherapy work?
Hypnotherapy changes mindsets or strong emotions that hold us back in life. When something or someone triggers strong emotions, or when we fail to succeed in some area, many times it is because somewhere under the surface, we have a belief about ourselves or the world that is untrue or non-beneficial. This may be “I am a failure,” “I am unlovable,” I am powerless,” “People are dangerous,” etc. These beliefs are like a computer program running in the background. It will trigger the same reaction over and over until we find out what it is and fix it. Relationships will play out the same, over and over. Failure to succeed will play out, over and over. Feelings will be experienced, over and over again. Hypnotherapy uncovers untrue or non beneficial beliefs and permanently transforms them into a belief that is based in reality and is true. It doesn’t change who you are, but it changes how you view yourself, the world, and everyone around you.
Is hypnosis and hypnotherapy the same thing?
Hypnosis uses suggestions and visualizations to help you reach your goals. However, sometimes these issues return if it is a more complex issue. Hypnotherapy uses other tools as well to uncover the root issue and transform it, so that it doesn’t come back. This may take more than one session, sometimes several sessions, but can be permanent.
Can someone get stuck in hypnosis?
No, you cannot. Hypnosis can be stopped at any point, simply by opening your eyes.
Can I fix my problem in one session?
Sometimes you can make a permanent change in one session. Sometimes, issues have different layers to them, and more sessions are needed. After talking with you, I can estimate a best guess, but nothing is guaranteed.
Will I be under your control during the session?
No, you will not. You are always in control. You will not do anything you do not want to do. You will not say anything you do not want to say.
Will I feel like I’m asleep or have strange sensations during the session?
If hypnosis is used, even though your eyes are closed most of the time, you are not asleep. You are fully aware of what is being said, you are just focusing more internally. Some people feel heaviness in their arms or legs, and some do not. Your thoughts may seem slower and time may seem to go by quicker than it really does.
Will hypnotherapy go against my religious beliefs?
Not that I know of. That will be up to you to decide. Here is some information to help you decide. Hypnosis is a naturally occurring state of mind. It is now recognized that every night, everyone enters a light hypnotic state for a period of time before they actually fall asleep. We also enter a light hypnotic state many times in our lifetimes, whenever our mind is focused on something intently, like mental problem solving while on the highway, or reviewing a conversation in our mind while doing work with our hands, or while listening to calming music. It is a natural, yet altered, state of awareness.
You are never under a person’s power or control. You can start and stop whenever you want. You will never do or say anything you do not want to.
You are always aware of what is going on and what is said.
Contrary beliefs cannot be implanted in your head while you’re in hypnosis. You are aware of everything that is said and can reject any suggestion. For hypnosis to work, suggestions have to be agreed with, and followed, for hypnosis to occur. If the hypnotherapist says things that the client does not agree with, morally or spiritually, the conscious mind, known as the Critical Factor, steps in to block those suggestions, an alarm of sorts. It is the goal of the hypnotherapist not to shut the door of the subconscious mind by making statements that are controversial to the client.
My hypnotherapy sessions have nothing to do with mysticism, casting spells. or spiritual issues. I deal with the mind and body connection only.
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