Hypnotherapy

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What is hypnosis?

Hypnosis simply means relaxation. It is a state of concentration that we on average reach at least twice daily. It can happen when we are absorbed in watching TV, experiencing repetition (e.g. highway driving) or daydreaming, as well as the minutes before falling asleep or after waking up.

It is, therefore, any situation in which we become so absorbed that we actually block out any noise or distraction.

What is hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is a form of guided hypnosis or relaxation and it is influenced greatly by the works of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung. Through hypnosis, our conscious mind (the part of our mind that is always there, active in all daily situations) calms down and therefore gives us the option to more easily access the subconscious and unconscious parts of the mindEverything we do in life can be enhanced by hypnosis, through the power of the subconscious and unconscious mind and its ability to effect positive change. The unconscious programs us. Our thoughts from the past have created our thoughts today. In simple terms, if we don’t like our today and desire to change it, it is simply time to change our programming. Every problem has a cause, and when the cause is eliminated from the unconscious mind, the problem usually disappears.

Therefore, the hypnotherapist quiets the conscious mind to levels similar (or deeper) to the ones acquired by daily self-hypnosis, and then, through expressed ideas or suggestions, proceeds to reprogram the unconscious mind, aiming at higher awareness and overall life improvement. Depending on one’s motivation, there can be big shifts in attitude about specific issues in life. The only requirement for getting therapeutic results is that the person has a conscious desire to change and agrees with the suggestions given. In addition, the therapist can often utilize regression as one of the hypnotherapy methods. Regression is used in order to recall past memories, connections and relationships to other individuals, even trauma and ultimately help the client understand how this affects him or her today.

Stress and phobias, such as fear of flying, enclosed spaces, dentistry and more, are frequently corrected in two to three sessions. Hypnotherapy is also extremely effective in the control of chronic pain, such as arthritis. Additionally, it helps to stop smoking, lose or gain weight and in general take control of one’s life. Although hypnotherapy is not a panacea, the areas in which it has been a tremendous help to thousands of people are virtually endless.

 

A few of the areas that are helped by hypnotherapy:

  • Pain Management
  • Stress Control
  • Eating Disorders
  • Smoking Addiction
  • Hypertension
  • Concentration
  • Body Weight
  • Fear of Success
  • Anxiety
  • Relaxation
  • Problem Solving
  • Behavior Modification
  • Goal Setting
  • Sports Achievement
  • Fears/ Phobias
  • Comfortable and natural childbirth
  • Grief Management
  • Self Image
  • Nail Biting
  • Substance Abuse
  • Stuttering
  • Memory/study habits
  • Insomnia Relief
  • Fear of Failure
  • Mild Depression
  • Good Health
  • Past-Life Therapy
  • Motivation
  • Fear of Heights
  • Spiritual Regression
  • Fertility
  • And many more…
  • Pain Management
  • Stress Control
  • Eating Disorders
  • Smoking Addiction
  • Hypertension
  • Concentration
  • Body Weight
  • Fear of Success
  • Anxiety
  • Relaxation
  • Problem Solving
  • Behavior Modification
  • Goal Setting
  • Sports Achievement
  • Fears/ Phobias
  • Comfortable and natural childbirth
  • Grief Management
  • Self Image
  • Nail Biting
  • Substance Abuse
  • Stuttering
  • Memory/study habits
  • Insomnia Relief
  • Fear of Failure
  • Mild Depression
  • Good Health
  • Past-Life Therapy
  • Motivation
  • Fear of Heights
  • Spiritual Regression
  • Fertility
  • And many more…

How to choose the right hypnotherapist

Based on one’s motives and preferences, hypnotherapy can prove to be a quick and effective method that can bring big changes in life and issues that might have troubled us for years. How, though, do we choose the right hypnotherapist?

Together with the studies and the experience a hypnotherapist needs to have, perhaps the most essential ingredient of success is pure chemistry, the rapport that will take place between the therapist and the client. As you will most probably unravel deep layers of your psyche in your hypnotherapy sessions, the more comfortable and relaxed you feel with the therapist, the faster and more successful the result will be.

Therefore, the key ingredients of effectiveness are the willingness to change and the connection we develop with the hypnotherapist. It goes without saying that the perfect hypnotherapist for a friend or relative might not be the right one for us. After the initial research, try to spend some time with the hypnotherapist on the phone and “feel” how you feel hearing his or her voice, listen for the words he or she uses, and get a feel for the overall stance he or she holds towards life. If, after the initial conversation, you feel better than before, you feel uplifted and eager to continue the conversation, then these might be signs that you have found the right hypnotherapist for you.

"The unconscious is the true psychical reality"

Sigmund Freud (Founder of Psychoanalysis)

Spiritual Regression

Besides suggestions given by the hypnotherapist, and regression into earlier memories that can help someone recall and ultimately heal past memories, another hypnotherapy method is called spiritual regression, or Life-between-Lives, in collaboration with the National Association of Transpersonal Hypnotherapists. It is of benefit to anyone who, through spiritual exploration, wants to access personal soul memories and messages.

This experiential session is valuable in helping you gain a glimpse into the activity of the soul between physical incarnations. Therefore, you can process the influence of previous incarnations on the current lifetime. It is simply amazing to explore these experiences and the effect those experiences have upon values, patterns, and choices in one’s current lifetime. Spiritual regression into the soul-state has therapeutic effects when there is insight into the real self. More specifically, the process allows for a deeper understanding of the mind and a deeper alignment with the desires of the soul. In effect, this releases any blockages that might hold you back from achieving your full potential. You can therefore become aware of the continuity of life and explore your soul’s mission, as you realize the vast unconscious knowledge, skills, strength, insights, understanding and support you have.

Besides suggestions given by the hypnotherapist, and regression into earlier memories that can help someone recall and ultimately heal past memories, another hypnotherapy method is called spiritual regression, or Life-between-Lives, in collaboration with the National Association of Transpersonal Hypnotherapists. It is of benefit to anyone who, through spiritual exploration, wants to access personal soul memories and messages.

This experiential session is valuable in helping you gain a glimpse into the activity of the soul between physical incarnations. Therefore, you can process the influence of previous incarnations on the current lifetime. It is simply amazing to explore these experiences and the effect those experiences have upon values, patterns, and choices in one’s current lifetime. Spiritual regression into the soul-state has therapeutic effects when there is insight into the real self. More specifically, the process allows for a deeper understanding of the mind and a deeper alignment with the desires of the soul. In effect, this releases any blockages that might hold you back from achieving your full potential. You can therefore become aware of the continuity of life and explore your soul’s mission, as you realize the vast unconscious knowledge, skills, strength, insights, understanding and support you have.

Do people under hypnosis do things that are against their values?

Of course not. As a general rule, if a client were given a suggestion he or she did not agree with, he or she would simply refuse it, laugh at it, or wake up (regain normal awareness).

Can a person's memory be erased?

No. If one undergoing hypnosis wants to remember, he or she will. In some cases, if the client wants to forget something, amnesia can be produced with a post-hypnotic suggestion, but it wears off as quickly as the subject wishes.

Can everyone be hypnotized?

Yes, provided one has normal physiological and psychological functioning and therefore the ability to concentrate and/or relax. As long as a normal human being is willing, he or she may undergo hypnosis. There is a positive correlation between one’s willingness to relax and concentrate and the ability to undergo hypnosis. Also, the more strong-willed, intelligent and imaginative an individual is, the better he or she will be with hypnosis.

Do people in hypnosis go to sleep or become unconscious?

No. One should not expect to go to sleep! Hypnosis is a hyper-state of awareness that indeed feels very relaxing. One is completely aware of everything that is occurring in the surrounding environment as well as that which is happening in the inner mind. Hypnosis is a state of consciousness located somewhere between awake and sleep. Some fatigued people may fall into natural sleep, simply because they were tired, but then they may need to be awakened or they might just wake up by themselves.

 

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