What is Hypnosis?
A sacred practice from KMT/Kamit, today known as Egypt. It was craft used by the ancient Kamitians, of course a high priest or priestess would perform it, and it was always associated with the temple. Used by matriarchal cultures thousands of years before westernization. The Shaman, Vodun, Native spirit walk, Buddhist monks.
Hypnosis can be a powerful tool to assist with struggles to self-confidence, motivation, anxiety and stress regulation, focus, trauma, fears and phobias, pain management, frustration, procrastination, anger management, past life regressions, meeting your loved ones who may have crossed over, or meeting your spirit guides.
Hypnotherapy combines the powerful impacts of hypnosis in a professional and safe environment with a certified hypnotherapist. Your goals are goals and desires are discussed, and your hypnotherapist will collaborate with you in partnership to develop a therapeutic plan. While in the state of hypnosis your Hypnotherapist will work with your subconscious mind to support your agreed upon goals.
A hypnotherapist is in partnership with the client. It is based upon rapport, The basic premise is to determine the nature of the problem, prepare the client to enter the state of hypnosis by explaining how it works, and what the client will experience.
What happens is the hypnotherapist helps the client move their conscious mind in the background and their subconscious mind to the forefront and access the resources within it to overcome blocks to achieve their stated goals.
Since hypnosis is a state of heightened suggestibility; a bypass of the conscious critical mind filter, to establish selective, acceptable thinking at a subconscious level. The hypnotherapist will give directives, telling the subconscious mind what to do with suggestion, imagery, ideomotor. It is an interactive approach, so you are not asleep, and you will hear everything the Hypnotherapist is saying, and the session can be recalled. You will feel refreshed, rejuvenated, and have a wonder sense of wellbeing.
What Can I expect in a Session?
The first session takes an hour and a half, then subsequent sessions are one hour. During the first session, I will get to know you and how you think. We will discuss what you would like to work on and how we can partner together to help you reach your goals more rapidly and successfully. You will enjoy the relaxation that hypnosis, guided imagery, and energy balancing feels. It is important to note that you will be in control the entire session. Just like you can flip the switch off a good song, or close that enjoyable book that you are reading, so too can you get up and walk out of a session.
Will I Lose All control of my mind and body and do silly things?
No, you will not say or do anything that you do not want to. You will not start clucking like a chicken or break out in the “Moon Walk.” If you are given suggestions that you do not morally agree with, you would immediately come out of hypnosis and your mind will mentally block those suggestions. Hypnosis is not a control state, it is an agreeable state for the mind and body to shift its perspective in life.
When I am in hypnosis will I be alseep?
The word Hypnosis comes from Greek origin meaning a “sleep-like state,” however you will not be asleep, nor will you be unconscious a state where your conscious mind recedes to the background and your subconscious mind comes to the forefront. You will be aware of everything that is happening and what is being said the whole time, however, you will be so deeply relaxed that you may find yourself drifting into diverse levels of awareness. Even though the word hypnosis is derived from the Greek god of sleep, Hypnos, research has shown that sleep and hypnosis differ in the brain activity present during these states.
Are you going to regress me to remember trauma from my past?
Can I be hypnotized against my will?
No, since you are still consciously aware of the process, you cannot be put under hypnosis against your will. At the same time, you also cannot be hypnotized to do something that you really do not want to do for yourself. For example, if your partner wants you to quit smoking but you are not ready to, your mind will block the suggestion with your own resistance, and you will remain a smoker after the session.
How many sessions will it take for me to reach my goal?
The length of Hypnotherapy will be determined by your conscious will power, desire to change a behavior and how you manage your subconscious mind’s need for resistance. Some clients seek relief in as little as a couple of sessions, while others may need a bit longer, ongoing therapy for as long as they desire. Typically, a hypnosis client will be in counseling less time than with a psychologist or MFT. It is recommended that a new clients work with a Hypnotherapist for a minimum of 3 to 6 sessions that are one week apart.
What are the benefits of hypnosis?
If you are ready to make a change in your life and have tried other methods for achieving your goals without satisfaction, they Hypnotherapy may be right for you. While hypnosis does work quickly, it is not magic, and results will not occur overnight in most cases.
It takes 21 days to change a habit in the subconscious mind. The benefit of hypnosis creates transformation from the old worn-out patterns to new positive behaviors. Many clients use hypnosis to overcome self-defeating behaviors, negative habits and learn to manage all aspects of their life!
I do not feel hypnotized, does that mean I am not?
Being in hypnosis is not a feeling, but a mental state. Focusing on being relaxed and having a positive expectation that you will enter hypnosis will contribute to your experience and the effectiveness of your session. It may take a few practice sessions to get a sense of “depth.” If you are a person that often feels overwhelmed or “spaced out” in your daily life, this may suggest that you are already spending a lot of time in a trance state, hence you may not “feel” anything until you have had two or three sessions.
What does hypnosis feel like?
I am still thinking thoughts, even thoughts about whether I am hypnotized. Is that supposed to happen?
Can everyone be hypnotized?
Can I get stuck in hypnosis?
What if I fall asleep?
Is hypnosis dangerous?
Is hypnosis real?
Is hypnotherapy a science?
What are some misconceptions?
Is hypnosis mind control?
What about self-hypnosis?
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