What is hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a naturally occurring, powerful state of focused attention used to uncover and dissolve the root cause of many issues people suffer from every day.
Hypnosis is a tool used to help us neutralize subconscious triggers that reduce time spent in fight & flight (survival) mode, which gives your body more time in rest & recovery mode, promoting natural healing from within.
As a professional hypnotist, I use hypnosis to help people discover the subconscious reasons for their symptoms, behaviors, or habits. Once found, we can use specific tools & techniques to help release them and install new updated patterns of positive thinking at the subconscious level.
Hypnosis & hypnotherapy have been accepted by the American Medical Association (AMA) since 1958, endorsed by the American Psychological Association (APA) in 1960, and the National Institute of Health (NIH) concluded hypnosis to be effective in 1995.
How does hypnosis work?
Hypnosis works by achieving a level of focused awareness/attention while bypassing the analytical aspect of the mind. The analytical aspect of the mind is also known as the comparing mechanism.
When new information is introduced to the mind, the comparing mechanism assesses the new information against what has been already been labeled as true or false. This is a protective aspect of our minds. The protective aspect of the mind loves what is familiar and rejects what is unfamiliar.
This is why changing habits by willpower alone is so difficult – we often already believe we can not change, so thinking about making the change happen (using willpower alone) is ineffective. The mind simply rejects the unfamiliar.
Hypnosis is powerful because with focused attention the analytical aspect of the mind is bypassed and new, healthy, beneficial suggestions can be made directly to the subconscious, without the comparing mechanism rejecting these new beliefs.
When our desired changes are accepted by the subconscious mind as familiar and true, we see results more quickly.
Is hypnosis safe?
Absolutely. Hypnosis is a natural state of increased focus that your mind transitions in and out of quite often. As a matter of fact, the average person enters into hypnotic states at least twice a day, if not more.
Here are some common examples of this happening.
Arriving at your destination with no memory of driving there.
Zoning out while reading the pages of a book.
Daydreaming or experiencing a vivid memory.
Becoming so engrossed in your favorite Netflix drama that you barely realize you've been watching half the day.
Scrolling through social media pages for hours, unaware of the time spent.
Being so focused on a task that everything else fades away.
With a skill hypnotist/hypnotherapist, you're just going into hypnosis on purpose with an intended result. The increased focus of hypnosis makes it a prime learning state for rapid positive change in your life, changes that are almost impossible to make with willpower alone.
Can hypnosis be used for mind control?
No one can be hypnotized unless they choose to be.
Hypnosis is a naturally occurring state. When working with a professional hypnotist, you intentionally allow them to guide you into a relaxed state of focused attention & heightened suggestibility to make the positive changes that you desire.
Hypnosis is a cooperative therapy that requires your awareness & active participation. Your mind is a brilliant creation designed for self-preservation that will not accept suggestions that fundamentally go against your safety or wellbeing.
The entertainment industries have depicted hypnosis as something scary, mysterious, and humorous. I can assure you there will be no "body-snatching," and I promise not to make you bark like a dog.
Who can be hypnotized?
Anyone of at least normal intelligence who is mentally healthy & can follow directions can be hypnotized. It is a normal state that most people go into several times a day (i.e., daydreaming, watching TV, scrolling through social media, or driving).
Hypnosis feels quite natural. Most people say they feel more relaxed or focused than usual. Hypnosis is cooperative. You will interact with your hypnotist and remember everything that occurs, just like you would in any other conversation.
*If you have suffered a severe brain injury, please consult with your medical team regarding your desire to receive hypnosis before beginning with a hypnotist.