Hypnosis works with works on the level of feelings, patterns & unconscious motivations.
What is Guided Imagery?
Hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness also known as trance that occurs between being awake and asleep. Induced by oneself or an individual with the use of a combination of concentration, imagery, relaxation and suggestion.. Your unconscious mind may believe very strongly that certain behaviors serve an essential purpose and guided imagery can help transform this belief.
when does it happen?
Not many people realize that every single day their naturally slipping in and out of trance type states (such as when someone is concentrating on a piece of work). Two times each day everyone goes into trance, once when waking up and again while falling asleep. Hypnotherapists are just able to help induce this heightened state in a client.
WHO CAN BENEFIT?
Uses for Hypnotherapy range from natural childbirth, diet/lifestyle, pain reduction, overcoming addictions and phobias to stress management, trauma and so much more.
Myths & Misconceptions
Hypnosis is a form of brainwashing
TRUTH: Brainwashing – The American Heritage Dictionary defines Brainwashing as “Intensive, forcible indoctrination, usually political or religious, aimed at destroying a person's basic convictions and attitudes and replacing them with an alternative set of fixed beliefs.” Brainwashing involves an altered state where some form of deprivation is present. A hypnotist cannot make someone do something that they would not do normally and empowers his client to access this state himself and to make his own positive changes.
When hypnotized repressed memories
of trauma always emerge.
TRUTH: Hypnosis can be used to uncover repressed memories, but the hypnotic state itself does not, by default, bring them to the surface. A client will never see something that he or she is not ready to see and such memories will only come up if the client and/or the hypnotist intend to bring them up.
A hypnotist is a person gifted with
special, mystical or unusual powers.
TRUTH: A hypnotist is a regular human being who has no unusual or mystical powers. A well-trained and experienced hypnotist understands that the person hypnotizes himself. "All hypnosis is self-hypnosis." A hypnotherapist uses the effective delivery of suggestions to facilitate an altered state of mind and teaches his client to bring about or self-induce the hypnotic state. This, however, could be misleading because to induce the right level of trance and teach a client to self-induce the altered state, a person has to be guided very precisely by a well-trained hypnotist.