It is a state of increased concentration, relaxation and suggestibility. Hypnotherapy is a natural phenomenon, often described as a deep state of relaxation and concentration, wherein the mind becomes distant and detached from everyday cares and concerns. The state of hypnosis is neither sleep nor unconsciousness, but an altered state of awareness, often referred to as a “trance” state. Hypnosis works by allowing us to communicate directly with the subconscious, which is the invisible part of our mind, which governs our every waking moment. The bypassing of the so-called “Conscious Critical Faculty” part of our mind is what allows hypnosis to be so effective. Once newer, better ideas are accepted by the subconscious, they will be acted upon. The experience of hypnosis is different for each person and there is no such thing as a “hypnotized feeling.” It is a deeply relaxing and enjoyable state of mind. An individual in the hypnotic state is in complete control of him or herself at all times, but is simply extraordinarily focused on their internal experience. Hypnosis cannot make you to do anything, or think anything that is not desired, or desirable for you. When hypnosis is used for therapeutic purposes, known as hypnotherapy, it can help people in so many ways. Hypnotherapy can help people change unwanted habits and behaviours, overcome fears and phobias, conquer stress and anxiety, and so much more. By purposefully and systematically entering hypnosis we have an opportunity to foster physical and emotional balance at a subconscious level, and therefore improve the quality of our lives.
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Hypnosis is a heightened state of consciousness, and has nothing to do with any religion or belief system. As a hypnotherapist, my beliefs are of no consequence to my clients, and their treatment is based on their worldview, not my own. Hypnotherapy is a scientific modality, and does not seek to influence or alter anybody’s belief.
Very rarely does a person fall asleep during a hypnosis session – unless the session is designed for deep relaxation. In such a case, a client can fall asleep, but will wake up either by the hypnotist waking them up, or by naturally waking up after a few minutes. When you wake up, you will not be in a hypnotic trance anymore.
Everybody can be hypnotised, as long as they trust the process and allow it to happen. Therefore, we believe most people can benefit from hypnotherapy. All hypnosis is in fact self-hypnosis – the hypnotist is merely a facilitator of the process. Most of us spend at least some time every day in a state of hypnosis, just before we fall asleep and just before we wake up. When you are engrossed in a book or a TV programme, and you don’t notice the world beyond your book or the TV, you are also in a state of light hypnosis. Some people shy away from the use of self hypnosis because they do not understand how or why hypnosis works, or fear that they cannot be hypnotized. However, if you dedicate yourself to getting the most out of each session, then you will.
Hypnosis is perfectly safe. You are always in control of the situation and you are never unconscious. Unlike drug therapies hypnosis has no possible side effects and in most people hypnosis always works unlike drugs which may work or may not work depending on your body’s chemistry and what the disorder is. Hypnosis can safely treat the physical and mental aspects of common problems like addictions safely and can help you break your physical and emotional dependence on overeating, smoking, drinking, drama, anger, or any other destructive addition that you might have.
No. You cannot be hypnotized against your will. You must be a willing subject. Your hypnotherapist must have your full cooperation.
It is true that stage hypnosis shows are aimed at entertainment, but it is important to know that the volunteers that go on stage are willing to entertain the crowd, and therefore can be hypnotised to do things which you might never do
When you are in a state of hypnosis, you are fully awake and aware of everything that is happening around you. Your subconscious mind will not allow you to disclose any information you do not want to disclose.
Hypnotherapy is a therapy of the mind, using deep relaxation, guided imagery, hypnotic suggestion and other psychological techniques to achieve results.
Serious psychiatric or mental health problems are referred to a qualified psychotherapist or psychiatrist. A physician, who can, at his or her discretion, prescribe hypnotherapy for pain control, hypnoanesthesia or relaxation, must always treat medical problems with the physical body. Drug addiction, family dynamics disorders, clinical depression and other such problems need to be treated by .
Another frequently asked question about hypnosis is “how many sessions will I need?” You most likely will need more than one session with a hypnotherapist to solve your problem, depending on what it is. Most people see noticeable results after just one session so you might not need extensive hypnosis or months of treatment in order to eliminate your problem, but it will almost always take more than one session for you to see any kind of noticeable results for psychological problems.