What is the first thing you think of when someone says hypnosis? Chances are for some people, their only idea of hypnosis is a Vegas style show where people are clucking like chickens or forget their name. Others might know hypnotherapy is amazing; that it has helped friends or family to stop smoking, or overcome phobias. Rest assured, as entertaining as it is, stage hypnosis isn’t similar at all to a clinical hypnotherapy setting.
You may wonder who can benefit from hypnotherapy, and can I even be hypnotized?
Each and every one of us goes in and out of altered states multiple times every day. An example is when we are completely focused on just one thing or when we allow our minds to daydream. If you’ve ever found yourself zoning out, it’s a similar state of mind you will achieve in a hypnotherapy session.
Hypnosis is about relaxing the conscious mind off to the side so that the subconscious is free to take on positive suggestions. If you can physically hear my voice and are willing, you can be hypnotized if you want to be. Because the conscious mind remains present, you are aware of everything that is said. You are never under or out of it.
Here are my top 3 reasons why you should try hypnosis:
- Relaxation and Stress Reduction – Most of my clients say that hypnosis is so relaxing they don’t want the session to end. Being able to reduce anxiety and sleep more peacefully are additional benefits.
- Make Peace – Tired of that nagging voice in your head telling you that you aren’t good enough, smart enough, sexy, rich, worthy…? Wouldn’t it be nice to be nice to yourself? Hypnotherapy can help you love and accept yourself and find peace within.
- Future Pacing – In hypnosis you will see yourself accomplishing goals. Whether you are imagining it or actually doing it, the same part of the brain is firing. This technique is used to see events going well; being your best, most confident self. Perfect for overcoming phobias, increasing performance or just being your best you.
Hypnotherapy is not a magical cure, it still takes work and effort, but it is amazing how quickly changes can happen when your subconscious mind is on-board.