"I have tried to explain to people what a great tool the hypnotherapy was for me. We can see a psychologist and talk and talk, sometimes never getting to the root of something, because our mind is always in the way. With the hypnotherapy, I was able to walk through past experiences without my mind in the way and look at it and experience things I was so afraid to look at and it was never that bad. It helped me so much, to see what I was afraid of, to look at it, cry this peaceful deep cry and let it go.”
~Ann – Entertainment Industry – Los Angeles, CA
Clients tell me that they are able to sleep better, achieve greater states of relaxation, eliminate smoking and other addictive behaviors, manage their fear of flying and other phobias, enhance their creativity and athletic performance, improve their concentration and memory, become better public speakers and more, all with the help of hypnosis.
Hypnosis (also known as a trance state) helps them overcome problems areas of their life with a minimum of time and effort. If you are unfamiliar with what hypnosis is and how it works, a brief introduction to this wonderful field of self-help and its uses are given in the subsequent paragraphs.
Hypnosis is a state of deep relaxation with focused concentration and a heightened state of suggestibility. It is similar to daydreaming or the in-between state just before we fall asleep each night. We reach a hypnotic state by combining a series of relaxation techniques and guided imagery.
An example of guided imagery is to ask an individual to recall a time when she or he was walking down a beautiful path that winds through a peaceful and beautiful forest setting. The individual is encouraged to fill this memory with all the pertinent details. This type of imagery further relaxes the body, and helps us to bypass our analytical conscious mind.
This conscious mind is that 10% of our mind that is continually active and alert as we progress through our day-to-day activities. The conscious mind is our ‘thinking’ mind. It helps us to organize our daily activities, reasons and rationalizes, attempts to fulfill our physical and emotional needs, tries to enhance our productivity to guarantee our success, problem solves, makes decisions, is responsible for our working memory, and most importantly, it takes action.
More than likely, your conscious mind is influencing you as you read this information. In order to carry out these functions, our conscious mind must analyze, judge, critique, organize, compete, protect, defend, and position itself to accomplish the successful outcome of our mundane and practical affairs. This is a highly beneficial and desirable function as we navigate throughout our daily lives.
So why would we want to bypass these critical function our conscious mind during hypnosis?
Because our conscious mind is not especially adept at dealing with phobias, fears, stressors, self-limiting patterns of behavior, or enhancing our creativity. For instance, when dealing with addictive behaviors our conscious mind exercises willpower. Many of us have discovered willpower seldom lasts and old behavioral patterns soon return. Moreover, our conscious mind is not very receptive to change and new information. It often argues against what we want and limits our ability to create new behaviors and change in our lives. Thus the saying, “The older we get the more set we are in our ways.” In hypnosis, we bypass the critical filters of our conscious mind.
Our unconscious / subconscious mind is the 90% of our mind that records all of the events, and experiences of our past. Like entering data into a computer, it records every word that has been said to you and by you, all of your thoughts, everything you have seen, every emotion you have felt, and all of your experiences. Our unconscious / subconscious mind also contains our core beliefs about self and others, and our intrinsic values and morals. The unconscious / subconscious mind is also intuitive and highly creative. It receives new information continually, and therefore, is highly receptive to reframing (reformulating, redeveloping to improve) and reprogramming old patterns and behaviors. In other words, it is the mind of transformation.
Once you are in a hypnotic state, we gather new information and drop in your predetermined suggestions and goals into your unconscious / subconscious mind to create change, new behaviors, and patterns in your life. We reframe old information and experiences so that they assist rather than hinder you. Your conscious mind can access this new information and put your goals and desired behaviors into action.
During your hypnotic session, you will experience a heightened sense of awareness, as your conscious mind remains alert and receptive to suggestions. Just as walking down a beautiful, peaceful pathway in silence enables you to go inward and connect with the beauty that surrounds you; hypnosis enables you to go inward and align with your true beliefs and goals, and bring them forward into your everyday life. Your ability to do this is your point of power. I am here to support and guide you as you create meaningful change to improve the quality of your life.
Useful Applications of Hypnosis:
Public speaking/Public performance
Enhanced Athletic Performance
Improve Concentration and Memory
Attract Abundance and Prosperity
I have tried to explain to people what a great tool the hypnotherapy was for me. We can see a psychologist and talk and talk, sometimes never getting to the root of something, because our mind is always in the way. With the hypnotherapy, I was able to walk through past experiences without my mind in the way and look at it and experience things I was so afraid to look at and it was never that bad. It helped me so much, to see what I was afraid of, to look at it, cry this peaceful deep cry and let it go.”
~Ann – Entertainment Industry – Los Angeles, CA
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