What Is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a meta-physical response, meaning you go beyond the physical to the mental cause behind the symptoms. During hypnosis, if you make a change in the mind (mental) you will make a change in the physical body. Practically speaking, it feels like a state of deep relaxation and heightened concentration during which the conscious mind is relatively inactive and the subconscious can be accessed with the patient’s permission and cooperation. It is very similar to the state between waking and sleeping that a person enters normally as they wake up each morning and fall asleep every night.
Who Can Be Hypnotized?
Anyone can be hypnotized if they are willing, relatively free from fear, and open to cooperating. A person cannot be hypnotized against their will or kept in such a state longer than they want to be.
Will I Lose Control Of My Actions?
No. I like to compare the role of a hypnotherapist to that of a lighthouse. You are still the captain of your own ship, but the hypnotherapist lights the way in the direction you should go. A person under hypnosis remains in full control and can come out of the hypnotic state at any time.
Can I Be Coerced Into Doing Something Wrong?
No. A person under hypnosis remains in full control of his or her actions and cannot be coerced into doing anything they would not do if they were awake. While hypnosis makes you more open to suggestions, it does not have the power to alter your morals or ethics in any way or force you to reveal secrets you don’t want to reveal.
What If I’m Too Nervous To Be Hypnotized?
Many people are nervous the first time they try hypnotism. Take heart that you’re not alone! We have a number of ways to help our clients relax, but if it helps, you are also welcome to bring a spouse, family member, or friend to observe.
What Can Hypnosis Cure?
Hypnosis by itself cannot “cure” anything. However, hypnotherapy has been used as a shortcut to achieve results for dozens of psychological challenges, such as PTSD, anxiety, depression, addictions, and more.
Will I Remember What Happens During My Hypnosis Session?
Yes! Unlike on TV, you will not experience amnesia or otherwise be unaware of what’s happening during or after your session. We also record every session and give you a CD of the recording to listen to between sessions to reinforce the subconscious change in your life during the week.
What Is The Difference Between Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy?
Hypnosis is the process of helping someone achieve an altered state of consciousness. Hypnotherapy, on the other hand, is the process of guiding someone who is hypnotized toward those parts of his or her subconscious that need to be examined. A hypnotherapist will also help the patient examine his or her thoughts, feelings, and beliefs, restructure these thoughts, and deal with negative emotions or experiences.
What Should I Look For In A Hypnotherapist?
The most important thing to look for when choosing a hypnotherapist is someone who is qualified. Never trust yourself to an unlicensed hypnotherapist and make sure that all qualifications are from a respected establishment in which they have good standing. A second essential qualification is someone with whom you are comfortable and can trust. Since an unwilling or distrustful subject is difficult to hypnotize, making sure you have a good rapport with your hypnotherapist is vital.