FAQs About Hypnosis:
Hypnosis, also known as guided visual imagery, deep relaxation or biofeedback exercises, is a state of highly focused concentration that allows you access to all the information stored in the 90% of your mind called the subconscious. Hypnosis is a very natural and common state of mind and is not to be feared, because in a hypnotic trance the subject is always in control.
Hypnotherapy is a dynamic tool that offers the opportunity to create a healthy balance of mind, body and spirit. Everything you believe and emotionally accept, whether positive or negative has manifested itself in your life in some manner. Each of us has created our own reality based on the way we think and feel. Through the process of relaxation you increase your awareness, allowing you to bring clarity and solutions to your own unique situations. Reconnecting to the passion of life and to one’s purpose is possible through the processes used. Whatever clarity the client is seeking a safe environment is always established and a client centered approach is taken. Empowerment is the result.
Most people just plod along day after day, realizing just a small percentage of their potential. They hope luck or some other mysterious divine power can change their lives. What they don't realize is, that the divine power to change, is already, inside them, just waiting to be their obedient servant, capable of giving them everything they wish for. Seem far-fetched? No. Not far-fetched at all. To accomplish our goals starts with self- awareness and a desire to achieve our goals. Hypnosis and Self-hypnosis are self-awareness expansion techniques, that are used to overcome the programming of your past. It moves you toward the natural process of being successful, having health and much happiness.
Q: What is hypnosis?
A: Hypnosis is a natural state of mind. Waking is a state, of accomplishment. Sleeping is a state of rest. Hypnosis is a state given us for self improvement. Sadly, we seldom use it.
Q: Is hypnosis dangerous?
A: There has never been a documented case of harm coming to anyone from the therapeutic use of hypnosis. There has never been a documented case of someone unable to come out of a hypnotic state.
Q: What does it feel like to be-hypnotized?
A: Hypnosis is a very pleasant feeling of complete physical and mental relaxation. It is similar to the moment between knowing you are awake and going into the sleep state.
Q: Does hypnosis weaken the will?
A: No. Hypnosis works with the will, not against it. No one can be hypnotized against his or her will. People are often afraid a hypnotherapist will gain control over them. This perspective makes for a great Hollywood movie plot, however, it’s without validity. In real life the hypnotherapist cannot control another and if anything when one becomes more aware of what is hidden at the unconscious/ subconscious level you actually gain great self-control.
Q: What is self-hypnosis?
A: Basically all hypnosis is a form of self-hypnosis: different techniques are applied either on your own or with a Hypnotherapist as your guide. Self-hypnosis strengthens the will to achieve goals.
Q: What is the subconscious mind?
A: The conscious mind is the part you are conscious of, is the critical part of your mind and only constitutes 15-20% of who you are. The subconscious mind is the part that directs your conduct through the habits and emotional desires acquired from the influences of your environment, before you were old enough to reject harmful ideas and concepts. Through proper use of autosuggestion during the hypnotic state you reprogram the subconscious mind to make decisions favorable to your welfare.
Q: Who can be hypnotized?
A: Anyone with an open mind, with reasonable intelligence and is able to concentrate can achieve a state of hypnosis. With belief and desire, you can achieve results.
Q: 'What is hypnosis used for?
A: Hypnosis is useful for just about anything. To list a few: fears or phobias, health issues (including pain management), habit change, weight issue (including dieting, eating disorders. food addictions), sleep (insomnia), stress (high blood pressure, tension), attitude (overcome anger, negativity), improve performance (golf, tennis, public speaking), and much, much more.
Q: How is hypnosis done?
A: You can experience hypnosis in a group setting or one on one with a Hypnotherapist. Sessions can be conducted in person or from a distance via the phone or the internet. Part of the process will include techniques for self-hypnosis so that you can support yourself during the changes you desire to make.
Linda Bennett's The Hypno Queen