"Any idea that exclusively occupies the mind becomes reality."
(Dr. Emile Coue')
(Dr. Emile Coue')
Your mind is the most powerful tool you have
What is hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a natural state of mental relaxation and focused intention where the deeper mind is receptive to positive thoughts and suggestion.
Depending upon our level of focus, we shift into and out of an altered state of mind, naturally, several times a day.
What is hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is the utilization of an induced hypnotic state and focused intention for the purpose of facilitating therapeutic transformation to resolve a specific issue, create positive change, facilitate healing, attain a goal or just expand your inner personal awareness.
How effective is it?
A comparison study, conducted by Alfred Barrios, Ph.D., revealed the following statistics on recovery rates for these common therapeutic modalities:
Psychoanalysis: 38% after 600 sessions.
Behavioral Therapy: 72% after 22 sessions.
Hypnotherapy: 93% after 6 sessions.
Can everyone be hypnotized?
Anyone who WANTS to be hypnotized CAN be hypnotized.
Why is that?
Because ALL hypnosis is SELF hypnosis.
It is everyone's natural ability to do so.
If you've ever "spaced out" or "daydreamed" for a few minutes, been in "the zone", focused on one thing exclusively to where everything else faded into the background or held an interesting conversation while driving you have been in a trance state - naturally and on your own - your subconscious, like an automatic pilot, took over while your conscious mind operated on something else.
Can I get "stuck" in hypnosis?
Because hypnosis is a natural state of mental and physical relaxation and focus, you cannot get "stuck" in it any more than you can get "stuck" in sleep. You will naturally come back to your full awareness when you are ready to do so.
Will I be under (hypnotist's) control?
During hypnosis you cannot be "programmed" or made to do anything that you would not normally do or that is against your own moral code.
Your subconscious and conscious mind are always in communication, even in deep trance, therefore you are always in control.
You can bring yourself out of hypnosis any time you choose.
What about those people I see on stage eating "onions" and quacking like a duck?
What you see during stage hypnosis are people who volunteer to be up on stage (desire to be hypnotized), who know and accept that they will be doing something "for show" (agreement to participate), who are more than happy to do so (excited imagination) and who are up for anything the stage hypnotist asks of them (openness to suggestion).
**These are all the same things a clinical hypnotherapist needs from their client for effective hypnotherapy in a private venue - desire/agreement/excited or focused imagination/openness to suggestion.
The private client's focus is therapeutic, the stage participant's is exhibitionism.
You cannot be hypnotized to do something you do not want to do.
Will I tell all my secrets?
During hypnosis your conscious and sub-conscious mind are always in communication, therefore, even though you are deeply relaxed you still control the information being given at any time.
What will it (hypnosis) feel like?
As each person is unique, so is their individual experience of hypnosis & trance. Some people have described their experience of trance as one of extreme relaxation accompanied by a warm, "floaty", comfortable or even heavy sensation. Others have described it as how they feel just before falling asleep, and others have described it as lacking much of any noticeable difference from their regular state at all. The more you experience hypnosis the more clearly you will recognize your own sense of entering trance state and what that "feels" like for you.
What to expect.