Hypnosis is a completely natural state of mind that human beings drift in and out of each day. Hypnotherapy simply utilizes this state to help clients make meaningful changes in their life.
Hypnosis is related to daydreaming. Have you ever zoned out into a daydream while someone was talking to you. When you finally “snapped out of it” you didn’t quite remember some or all of what they had said? This is like hypnosis. . . only hypnosis is on purpose. Another example is when you are driving on the highway or a familiar route to work. Have you ever started your car, began driving to work only to arrive having no memory of how you got there? You were in a state of hypnosis. This is why driving is a great time for thinking.
Everyone can be hypnotized. Some can go into hypnosis easily the first time while others need practice and eventually go in easily. This state increases our ability to problem solve which is perfect for hypnotherapy.
In order to go into hypnosis, a person must feel safe and calm; both with the hypnotherapist and in their physical environment. The therapist will guide you into a theta brainwave state which is how we refer to the state of consciousness I previously mentioned. In hypnosis we are bypassing the critical factor of the mind (your conscious mind) to communicate with your subconscious mind. Why? Because 90% of who you are is directed by your subconscious. The information stored there is what controls who you are and what you do. All of your logical and analytical thought patterns, reasons for doing things, strategies for survival, habits, automatic bodily functions, and memories are stored there.
It’s a great idea that you are considering hypnotherapy because a comparative study has shown that it is very effective. One study found that 600 sessions of traditional therapy showed an overall 38% improvement in client issues while only 6 sessions of hypnotherapy resulted in a 93% improvement in client issues.
You will know you were hypnotized by the results that manifest in your daily life following your sessions. This is the best part for me, the hypnotherapist, hearing about the results that happen as you complete each session in the series. In hypnotherapy you plant a seed that, if nurtured, will grow over time.
The level of transformation you experience is completely up to you. You have to want it and allow your hypnotherapist to guide you through the process. I can show you the way, but you have to take the steps. You are in control.