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Hypnotherapy & Hypnosis

 

“Therapeutic Hypnosis is proven to be the most effective and fastest route to solve emotional issues!”
(Source: Psychotherapy Magazine Vol. 7, No.1, Alfred A. Barrios, PhD)

The Average Success Rate for…
Psychoanalysis was 38% after 600 sessions.
Behavior Therapy was 72% after 22 sessions.
Hypnotherapy was 93% after only 6 sessions!”

What is Hypnosis?
What is the difference between Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy?
What can Hypnotherapy help with?
Who can be hypnotized?
How many sessions will I need?
Hypnosis Myths

What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a state of consciousness where your mind is open and receptive to suggestions. The hypnotic Induction is a format of getting to that state of consciousness. It is a natural state of selective, focused attention, and even though it is 100% natural and normal, it remains one of the most fascinating phenomena of the human mind. Our ability to enter this unique state of consciousness opens the door to countless possibilities for healing, self-exploration and change.

When we enter into the absorbed state of hypnosis, we can use our thoughts, talents and experiences in ways not usually available to us. With the help of a trained analytical hypnotherapy professional, we can develop innate, individual abilities that enable making desired changes in our thoughts feelings and behaviours possible. For reasons that are as yet not clear, the focused state of hypnosis allows changes to intentionally be made “automatically”, changes that we could not ordinarily make. (Source: North Carolina Society of Clinical Hypnosis)

One of the best-known theories is Hilgard’s neodissociation theory of hypnosis. According to Hilgard, people in a hypnotic state experience a split consciousness in which there are two different streams of mental activity. While one stream of consciousness responds to the hypnotist’s suggestions, another dissociated stream processes information outside of the hypnotized individuals conscious awareness.

Hypnosis has been in use for thousands of years. There is a great deal of evidence to support the belief that Hypnosis was being used by the Ancient Greeks and Romans – for therapeutic benefit – as far back as about the fourth Century BC.

Egyptians had very popular ‘sleep temples’ in which people were asked to lie down and listen to somebody chanting to help cure illness and problems as far back as 1550BC.

Hypnosis translated from Greek (Hypnos) means ‘to sleep’ and, while in the state of hypnosis, a person is very, very relaxed.

While a person is in this more relaxed state, they find it easier to accept beneficial suggestions (e.g. “you are now a non-smoker”).

What is the difference between Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy?

Hypnosis is s a state of consciousness where your mind is open and receptive to suggestions.The Induction is a format of getting to that state of consciousness.

Hypnotherapy and Analytical Hypnotherapy is a form of therapy where the hypnotherapist uses hypnosis to uncover false and self-limiting beliefs and ideas (often from childhood) that are blocking successful attainment of goals (from stopping smoking to happiness, self esteem confidence and fulfillment). These beliefs are then analysed and reworked so that goals can be more easily achieved.

With the help of a trained analytical hypnotherapy professional, we can develop innate, individual abilities that enable making desired changes in our thoughts feelings and behaviours possible. For reasons that are as yet not clear, the focused state of hypnosis allows changes to intentionally be made “automatically”, changes that we could not ordinarily make. (Source: North Carolina Society of Clinical Hypnosis)

What can Hypnotherapy help with?

Making positive changes in your life
Quitting Smoking & other habits
Weight Loss & Healthy Living
Sexual function
Stress & Anxiety Management
Insomnia & other sleep disorders
Fears & Phobias
Confidence & Assertiveness
Motivation & better living
Public Speaking
Test Taking
Relationships
Healing issues from the past
Building self esteem, confidence and capability
Attaining Happiness and fulfillment
Pain Control
Depression
And much more

Read the Mail’s Hypnosis – does it really work?

Who can be hypnotized?

While many people think that they cannot be hypnotized, research has shown that a large number of people are more hypnotizable than they believe.
— Fifteen percent of people are very responsive to hypnosis.
— Repeated hypnosis increases responsiveness for many
— Children tend to be more susceptible to hypnosis.
— Approximately 10% of adults are considered difficult or impossible to hypnotize but may benefit from experiencing deep relaxation.
— People who can become easily absorbed in fantasies are much more responsive to hypnosis

To increase your responsiveness to hypnosis and hypnotherapy, want to be hypnotised, believe you can be hypnotized keep an open mind. Research has suggested that individuals who view hypnosis in a positive light tend to respond better – and that makes the job of achieving goals a lot easier.

How many sessions will I need?

3-6 sessions is the average most clients need to achieve their goals, with ten sessions being the maximum (usually if there is childhood trauma and a complex negative self-belief system).

Hypnosis Myths

When you wake up from hypnosis, you won’t remember anything that happened when you were hypnotized.
While amnesia may occur in very rare cases, people generally remember everything that occurred while they were hypnotized.However, hypnosis can have a significant effect on memory. Posthypnotic amnesia can lead an individual to forget certain things that occurred before or during hypnosis. However, this effect is generally limited and temporary.
You can be hypnotized against your will.
Despite stories about people being hypnotized without their consent, hypnosis requires voluntary participation on the part of the patient.
The hypnotist has complete control of your actions while you’re under hypnosis.
While people often feel that their actions under hypnosis seem to occur without the influence of their will, a hypnotist cannot make you perform actions that are against your values or morals. You will remain in control. Your conscious mind is still aware, just much less active.
Hypnosis can make you super-strong, fast or athletically talented.
While hypnosis can be used to enhance performance, it cannot make people stronger or more athletic than their existing physical capabilities.

Contact Me today to arrange a free 20-minute telephone consultation. Let’s have a chat about how coaching and/or hypnotherapy can help you.