What is It?
Hypnosis is a gentle and effective healing tool that addresses the physical, emotional and mental patterns. I use hypnosis as a treatment modality to help clients address and solve their issues with Relaxation, Anxiety and Stress reduction and skills improvement in sports, the arts, academics, work, business and lifestyle.
Using hypnosis in such clinical matters begins with the premise that people are more resourceful than they realize and have valuable skills and strengths hidden deep within at a subconscious level. Hypnosis reaches into the subconscious to connect to these resources and uses them as a way to overcome physical, emotional and mental patterns that create negative issues, blockages and symptoms.
Generally, hypnosis is explained as a relaxed state which allows the subconscious and the conscious parts of your mind to work together at the same time. When this happens it produces heightened levels of concentration enabling you to generate many more options than you ever thought possible. Most people are truly surprised at how many new choices and insights open up for them. For this reason, hypnosis is often thought of as a “breakthrough therapy” and can be used in various ways.
It enables direct communications with your subconscious mind where you can draw on your inner resources, heal past pains and change old patters that may be plaguing your life and work. Hypnosis is a wonderful way to learn new skills that improve your overall performance and well being, manage stress and anxiety and overcome unhealthy and damaging habits.
Is Hypnosis for Me?
Revivification – Some people like to use hypnosis as a way to have their sub- conscious talk to them and receive “emergent guidance” about what to do next. Reintegration – Others find themselves at odds with their thoughts and are conflicted about many things. They use hypnosis to sort things out by dialogue with the competing “parts” to arrive at a clear mediated answer and agreement. Re-framing – Some people also use hypnosis to generate more positive and easier ways of doing things and then re enact their vision on a day – to – day basis. Attainment – People such as athletes use hypnosis to improve skills to catapult them to greater heights. Performing artists facing stage fright and individuals dealing with social anxiety use hypnosis. Recovery – There are many who suffer so much pain and discomforts they turn to hypnosis to gently learn subtle motor skill movements focus on energy points and learn self- hypnosis as a way to monitor and control pain. Sometimes there are individuals who come to hypnosis to manage and control substance use and addiction; to find a deeper way to quit smoking, drinking and drugging. Then there are those suffering from deep emotional, spiritual and physical abuse; ones living in a fractured world, who are wonderful humans, yet require the gentle hands of hypnosis to face the complexities and conditions that seem forever limiting.
How Does it Work?
For hypnosis to work, the hypnotist (practitioner) must first put his or her client into what is called a “trance state.” This is a point of mental and physical relaxation in which the conscious mind is encouraged to rest, while the subconscious mind is kept alert.The “conscious mind” is what we usually think of as our operating mind: It is the part that thinks aout what we say or do next, it keeps things in order, calculates, measures distances, volumes and proportions, functions through short term memories and keeps our outward reactions under control. The “subconscious mind” is the name for another type of awareness. It is the creative and emotional part that is open and free to different possibilities, maintains our beliefs, emotional feelings, deep long term memories, and is responsible for automatic motor and body functions, thoughts and reactions.
An effective trance state, or initial state of hypnotic relaxation, has several notable physical results: slowed breathing patterns, decreased heart rate, muscle relaxation, calm, relaxed speaking voice, rapid eye movement (REM).