Are you searching for a way to change old beliefs, behaviors and emotions that are negatively affecting your life? Have you felt “stuck” in a cycle of self-destructive emotions or behaviors that seem impossible to change? Hypnotherapy is an amazing method of getting below the surface and addressing the subconscious issues that are standing in the way of successful and lasting change.
What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is simply a deeply relaxed state that is induced in your therapy session. Hypnosis is a trance state in which your active thinking mind turns off and your subconscious mind takes over. Consider how many times throughout the day you move in and out of trance state naturally. Driving to work and not really remembering the journey. “Zoning out” in a conversation in which you have to actively re-engage your mind. You are in hypnotic trances in both of these situations. During your hypnotherapy session your “thinking mind” will shut off and your subconscious will take over. This means that all of the emotions, memories and habits that are stored in your subconscious can be addressed directly, without the filter of the conscious mind.
Can anyone be hypnotized? How does it work?
The answer is simply, yes! Anyone can be hypnotized. As long as you are open and willing, you will be able to achieve the relaxed state necessary for hypnotherapy. When you are under hypnosis we will talk about the issues that you would like to work on and explore their roots in your subconscious. Later, we will figure out what new beliefs, emotions and behaviors you would like going forward and will “install” them in your subconscious. You can think of your brain as a computer that will get a software update! I will also record parts of the session on your phone so that you can listen to them daily and reinforce the goals you are working on.
Will I remember what happens in my session?
It’s important to remember that although hypnotherapy involves you being in a very relaxed state, you will still be in control of everything that you say and do. You will remember everything that happened in your session and will be able to use it make more positive choices for you moving ahead.
What to Expect at Your First Hypnotherapy Appointment:
-First sessions are always scheduled for 90 minutes
-First sessions involve about 20-30 minutes of information gathering and getting to know one another before the actual hypnosis can begin
-The rest of the session takes place with you under hypnosis
-Techniques used during hypnotherapy session:
Relaxation visualization and anchoring
Connecting with your body to improve mind/body communication
Identifying patterns of behavior that continue to play out over and over again in your life
Healing old emotional wounds
Suggestions given to make positive, healthy changes based on what is worked on in session