Hypnosis is an altered state of mind. It is induced. When in this state, you are more receptive to suggestions or imprints. By closing down the conscious mind you are open to receive these suggestions to make positive changes in your life. You are also open to let go of past feelings or memories that may be holding you back from happiness.
We all experience self hypnosis many times during the day. You are in a hypnotic state when you are listening to music or daydreaming (ever been driving and realize that you do not remember the last 10 miles?). When we feel comfortable and safe, our mind will open up for suggestion.
Hypnosis is very similar to meditation. Both assist you to go into a deeper, more relaxed state of being. However, meditation usually works towards mindfulness and awareness. Hypnosis or self hypnosis on the other hand is working towards a specific goal or behavioral change. While meditation can be an exercise to clear the mind, hypnosis redirects the mind towards a specific outcome.
Hypnosis and the practice of self hypnosis have a long history dating back to the 1700's. However, the term hypnosis was not used until 1841. Over the years, hypnosis and its effects have been studied and in 1958 the American Medical Association (AMA) approved hypnosis for treatment of many conditions. Hypnosis is best known for Weight loss, Stress reduction, Smoking Cessation and Phobias. Hypnosis has also been shown to be very effective for surgical preparation, medical recovery, chronic pain, depression and anxiety.
What is My Process?
Hypnotherapy is a simple process. I start with relaxing the body though deep breathing and visualization. I then move into the induction. You will remain in complete control at all times. I will then deliver a hypnosis script and, when the script is concluded, I will gradually count you up, leaving you with only post hypnotic suggestions. Afterward you will feel completely relaxed.
I have been a NGH Certified Hypnotherapist since April 1996.