What is Hypnotherapy?
The word “Hypnotist” conjures up images of a mustachioed man in a tuxedo, dangling a gold pocket watch back and forth, calmly telling his patient, “You are getting sleepy… very, very sleepy.” Well, hypnosis has come a long way! The professional hypnotherapist of today is less like a magician and more like a psychoanalyst.
Hypnotist therapy is a completely natural phenomenon that puts patients into a deep state of relaxation and concentration (somewhere between consciousness and sleep), where the mind becomes detached from everyday cares and concerns. In this state, individuals are more honest and receptive to healing.
What Does Hypnotherapy Do?
Hypnotherapy helps patients….
- Quit Smoking
- Lose Weight
- Treat Insomnia
- Reduce Anxiety
- Diminish Stress
- Overcome Grief
- Fight Depression
- Stop Addiction
- Defeat Phobias
- Enact Change
- Modify Behavior
- Find Mental Peace
- Think Positively
- Develop Self-Esteem
- Heal Psychosomatic Illness
- Prepare For Surgery
- Recover From Surgery
What Does Hypnotherapy Feel Like?
Imagine the best night of sleep you’ve ever had. That’s what hypnosis therapy feels like! Your body and processes are deeply relaxed, but your mind is tapping into its most creative consciousness. Research shows the brain waves of hypnotized patients are more comparable to the wakeful state than the sleep state. You’re in complete control and fully aware of your surroundings. In fact, some people don’t feel as though they’re in an altered state at all. Other patients report feeling relaxed or euphoric, and either heavy or light. Your blood pressure and heart rate decrease, while the oxygenation of your blood increases. The right and left brain hemispheres communicate better, mental gatekeepers open up, and you will be more in-touch with your emotional side.
What is a Hypnotherapist?
Hypnotherapists are trained and certified to help patients under hypnosis by using the following hypnotism techniques:
- Repetition: Helps patients retrain the consciousness through positive mantras.
- Regression: Takes patients back to a troublesome past incident to find healing.
- Guided Imagery: Patients are given a new relaxing and beneficial experience.
- Direct Suggestion: Affirmations are made to patients to create new awareness.
- Visualization: Visualizing a positive outcome helps patients make it happen.
- Post-hypnotic Suggestion: A direction aimed at improving one’s waking life.
- Hypnoanalysis: Asks patients to recall certain memories or events to discuss.
How Can I Learn More About Hypnotherapy?
Contact me today for a free consultation to discuss how the gentle art of hypnosis can inspire positive change in your life.