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What’s hypnosis?

June 18, 2009

Hypnosis, when mentioned in conversation, creates varied reactions in people. There are many misconceptions about hypnosis.

A simple definition of hypnosis is that it is a state of increased suggestibility and concentration. In this state, the Conscious critical mind becomes an observer, and allows direct communication with the Sub-conscious mind. This allows the Hypnotherapist to assist their Clients to make changes at the deep Sub-conscious level needed for permanent change. Hypnosis is empowering.

What does hypnosis feel like?

Please do not expect to go to sleep or to feel as if you don’t know what you are doing. You won’t do or say anything in hypnosis that you would not normally say or do. You are in control at all times. You will know everything that is going on around you, what your Hypnotherapist is saying and what you are thinking, doing or saying. In fact, some people will think they have not been in hypnosis because they are expecting something odd to be happening to them. Do not expect a lack of consciousness or amnesia. You may feel that you are unaffected by what is being said, but in fact; you will be directly affected because the Sub-conscious mind is listening and making changes at a very deep level.

Hypnosis is about imagination and creation. Together, you and your Hypnotherapist will create new positive feelings, pictures, images, sights, sounds, smells, and emotions to replace specific negative ones that you might have gathered up, unknowingly, over the years. The brain cannot tell the difference between what it has actually seen and what your Hypnotherapist will help you to create in your Sub-conscious. Therefore you can create anything you desire! Your professionally trained Hypnotherapist is your guide, your facilitator and your partner.

The success of a hypnotherapy session is be enhanced by a willingness to use your imagination and by your desire to allow yourself to go into the deep state of calmness that your Hypnotherapist will create for you.

Remember, all hypnosis is self-hypnosis.

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