What is Hypnosis?
Hypnotherapy is an altered state of consciousness. It is a normal, natural and pleasant state of the mind that we have all experienced at various times. At night when we fall asleep, we all pass through a point when entering sleep called the Hypnoidal Point a state of awareness, when one is half awake and half asleep, relaxed and comfortable, safe and secure, aware yet not bothered. We often experience this trance-like state in our everyday lives, for example; becoming totally involved reading an absorbing book, watching a movie or a television program, daydreaming, driving along a familiar route and realizing you do not remember part of the journey, Hypnotherapy is a relaxed state of mind. It is used by people from all walks of life to effectively change or improve many aspects of their lives.
Does Hypnotherapy really work?
Yes, Hypnotherapy really works. There are many scientifically designed studies that show the effectiveness of Hypnotherapy. SWIFT RESULTS will help you gain control of responses that are normally controlled by unconscious mechanisms. These responses can help increase motivation or decrease the power of addiction. The powers of the subconscious mind giveyou a much greater capacity to accomplish your goals
How does Hypnotherapy work?
Hypnotherapy allows people to explore thoughts or feelings that may have hidden from their conscious minds. The relaxed hypnotic state allows a person to be more open to discussion and suggestion. Hypnotherapy is designed to enhance motivation, increase feelings of self-control, improve self-esteem, encourage self-compassion, and explore ambivalence about change. Hypnotherapy is also suspected to increase oxytocin (a hormone that makes you feel good and calm). Evidence shows that increased amounts of oxytocin may decrease blood pressure and lower the effects of stress. This raises levels of a substance called CCK, which, among other things, helps to control appetite.
Is Hypnotherapy medically approved?
Yes it is. The American Medical Association (AMA) as well as the American Psychiatric Association (APA) have approved Hypnotherapy for use by professionally responsible and trained hypnotists since 1958. Hypnotherapy is a safe and effective way of treating the root causes of stress, depression, overeating, smoking, anxiety, fears, insomnia and much more.
Am I hypnotizable?
The answer is “Yes”. Everyone is hypnotizable, and most people go into a trance multiple times a day. The only difference with Hypnotherapy is that we are leading you into that state purposefully, and utilizing it to help you achieve your goals. Most of the time, when someone believes they cannot be hypnotized, that belief comes from a lack of knowledge of what Hypnotherapy isor a fear of loss of control.
Will I lose control in Hypnotherapy?
No. In fact, Hypnotherapy is a state of heightened awareness and self-control. I will not take control over you or make you do anything. Think of me as a guide that helps you relax and find your subconscious mind, and unlock your inner resources.
What if I get stuck in Hypnotherapy?
Everyone goes in and out of Hypnotherapy every day. It is a naturally occurring state and if your hypnotherapist left in the middle of a session you would wake up or simply drift to sleep and wake up when you felt rested.
Will I lose consciousness or fall asleep?
No. One of the major misconceptions is that the hypnotized person will lose conscious awareness. In Hypnotherapy, the client is alert and aware of everything at all timesand hears everything the hypnotist says. While consciousness is entirely suspended in sleep, it is definitely present in Hypnotherapy – a great difference.
Can I be made to do something against my will?
No. Since the ability to be hypnotized is a subjective experience, nothing could be further from the truth. Although the hypnotist guides and develops the hypnotic state, the ability to be hypnotized rests within the clientand the client is always in control.
What does Hypnosis / Trance feel like?
Everyone has experienced Hypnosis or Trance at one time or another. You probably remember a time driving on the highway and just lost track of time. We can call this highway Hypnosis. So when you are in a Hypnotherapy experience, you are extremely comfortable and relaxed but fully aware of what is going on. And in this relaxed state, you are open to suggestions about modifications of your habits or behaviors. Hypnotherapy is perfectly safe. No one can get you to do anything against your will in Hypnotherapy. Hypnotherapy is a pleasant and enjoyable way to tap into and unlock the potential of your sub-conscious mind.