|Posted on May 8, 2017 at 8:25 PM|
Hypnosis creates an altered state of consciousness by deeply relaxing the mind and body, thus allowing us to talk directly to the most powerful part of your mind, your subconscious. Hypnosis feels like daydreaming—completely safe and natural. Your attention is so focused you are barely aware of your surroundings. My clients know that they are awake, aware and completely in control, even when they are in a highly suggestible state. You have the ability to come out of hypnosis whenever you desire.
Hypnotherapy is the therapeutic use of the hypnotic trance state. During hypnosis the subconscious mind is easily accessible. In this natural, but altered state, we can access our own inner knowledge, or intuition, to help us solve our problems. We can also bypass the logical, analyzing part of our mind enabling us to interject new positive ideas and/or helpful imagery to help us achieve our goals. This is known as suggestion therapy.
The subconscious mind is the larger more powerful part of our mind and contains our imagination, all of our memories, our emotions, our autonomic nervous system and our beliefs. It is important to make sure that our subconscious mind is serving us and not running our lives with outdated emotionalized scripts and beliefs and undesirable behaviors. Hypnotherapy can help us accomplish this by giving us conscious access to these subconsciously held beliefs and behaviors so they can be amended to serve us better. Sometimes we try to change using willpower alone, but the willpower is contained in the logical, analyzing, conscious mind and does not have the ability to affect the subconscious mind. We need to have the subconscious mind “on board” to help us create real change in our lives and hypnotherapy is the best avenue to influence the subconscious in a positive direction.
What is Clinical Hypnotherapy?
Clinical hypnotherapy utilizes the subconscious mind to reduce pain, accelerate healing, diminish fear and anxiety, and relieve suffering. Clinical hypnotherapy is especially effective for: anxiety, depression, creating behavioral changes, effecting healing within the body, ending OCD-type behavior. Really just about anything you can think of.
How does Hypnotherapy Help with Emotional Issues?
Our subconscious minds are full of positive and negative beliefs. Our subconscious minds also contain all of our memories, whether we can bring them up consciously or not. Through hypnosis we can recall the past and find the source of beliefs that are no longer serving us; then amend those beliefs. We can also release the emotional charge from past negative events. By then saturating our minds with positive suggestions we can accomplish amazing things; we can relieve anxiety, depression, or insomnia. We can use special techniques to reverse our emotionalized response to traumas and phobias. We can access our Creative Intelligence for answers to our problems. Hypnotherapy offers wonderful possibilities for enhancing our emotional well being.