Hypnotherapy: How Does it Work?
We’ve all seen the movies. Hypnosis is presented to us by an old (slightly creepy) looking man sitting in a red felt chair, swinging a pendulum in front of an entranced patient. “You are getting sleepy…VERYYYYY sleepyyyy.” Sound familiar?
Let me help you to understand how this therapy is actually conducted and the benefits you will gain from it.
A hypnotherapist utilizes hypnosis as a primary tool for assisting patients in achieving their life goals and overcoming their fears, phobias, and ailments. This type of therapy differs from others because it focuses on the role of subconscious mind which effects a person’s thoughts, actions, beliefs , and behaviors which in turn influence the person’s entire life.
The hypnotherapist helps the client to enter a hypnotic state. This means that the person becomes so relaxed and calm, that his conscious mind (the little pesky voice inside your head telling you why you can’t do, be, or have something) becomes quiet and still. While in this state, the subconscious mind (which does not judge or examine, it simply records everything it experiences) is more open and available to explore and retrain.
During hypnosis, the therapist and the patient work together through dialogue to uncover and understand certain mental blocks that may have been buried so deeply, the patient may have had no conscious knowledge of its existence. Once the block is discovered, the patient is able to address it and begin to condition his subconscious mind in a more informed and positive way.
Hypnosis has been used to aid in all types of situations, both positive and negative. Here are just SOME of the issues you can overcome with hypnosis:
- Weight Loss
- Smoking Cessation
- Chronic Pain
- Trauma and PTSD
- Wealth Growth and Management
- Focus and Study Habits
- Fears and Phobias
- Relationship Issues
- Self Confidence