Hypnosis occurs when a person is in a very deep state of relaxation that allows the subconscious mind to be open to suggestion. Hypnotherapy utilizes the state of hypnosis to guide individuals through the use of positive suggestions to create positive change and eliminate problematic thoughts and/or behaviors.
What Can Hypnotherapy Be Used For?
- Weight Loss
- Smoking Cessation
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Stress Management
- Insomnia/Sleep Disorders
- And Much More
Hypnotherapy is EFFECTIVE and EFFICIENT!!
The beauty of hypnotherapy is that it’s effective and it works quickly. Fears can be overcome in one session. Smokers typically quit after one or two sessions. A survey of psychotherapy literature by Alfred A. Barrios, Ph.D. revealed the following recovery rates:
Psychoanalysis: 38% recovery after 600 sessions
Behavior Therapy: 72% recovery after 22 sessions
Hypnotherapy: 93% recovery after 6 sessions
(Source: American Health Magazine)
Common Myths About Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy
Myth: A person is asleep during hypnosis.
Fact: A person is totally awake during hypnosis.
Myth: A person in a hypnotic state does not know what is going on him/her. He/She has totally tuned out the surroundings.
Fact: A person in a hypnotic state does not know what is going on around him / her. He /She has totally tuned out the surroundings. The person does have his /her eyes closed.
Myth: The hypnotist can make me do things I don’t want to do, like rob a bank or take my clothes off.
Fact: An ethical Hypnotherapist wouldn’t ask a person to do these things to begin with. A person will reject any suggestion that is contrary to his or her morals or survival.
Myth: A person can get stuck in hypnosis.
Fact: A person cannot get stuck in hypnosis. You go through a semi-hypnotic state every time you wake up and fall asleep. You simply open your eyes.
Myth: The hypnotist hypnotizes people.
Fact: The client hypnotizes him-/herself. The hypnotist just guides the client through it
Myth: A person loses control of him- /herself when hypnotized.
Fact: The person maintains total control.
Myth: I’ve never been in a hypnotic state.
Fact: We experience hypnotic state, to some degree, every day.
Myth: Hypnosis is the work of the Devil. Hypnosis puts you in a vulnerable state to be possessed.
Fact: No evidence of this whatsoever. Many ministers and priests use hypnotherapy.