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What is Hypnotherapy?

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What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a deep state of relaxation or intense concentration.   Most individuals naturally enter a state of hypnosis several times a day.  For example, daydreaming, meditating, watching television or reading can all be forms of hypnosis.  Have you ever driven to a destination only to realize you do not know how you got there?  That’s HYPNOdriving.

What is Hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is a therapeutic technique in which the hypnotherapist guides the client into a deep state of relaxation called a trance.  While the client is in trance the hypnotherapist can make suggestions to the client’s subconscious mind to facilitate changes in the client’s thoughts or behavior.

Can the hypnotherapist make me do things I would not ordinarily do? 

No.  Even though you are in a deep state of relaxation you still have free will.  Your subconscious mind can simply choose to reject any suggestion that is in conflict with your inner belief system.

Will I lose control and say things I shouldn’t or reveal secrets?

Because you are in a relaxed state while in trance you may be less likely to censor your words and speak more truthfully than you normally would.  However, you still have free will and will not say more than your subconscious feels you should.

What is this “Subconscious” you keep talking about? 

The subconscious mind is the “file cabinet” that stores your past experiences, memories, your skills and your belief system.  The subconscious mind is responsible for your feelings and emotions.  The subconscious mind communicates with the conscious mind using images and visual representations.  It provides the conscious mind with information on what to do and how to do it based upon the previous information it has collected.

How does hypnosis affect my subconscious?

During a hypnotic trance the subconscious mind is less inhibited by the conscious mind.  As a result, it is open to receiving new information and suggestions.  The subconscious mind can then decide if this new information is beneficial or helpful and then relay the information to the conscious mind resulting in a change in behavior.

What conditions can hypnosis be used to treat?

Hypnotherapy can be used to treat a variety of conditions including:

Weight loss, Overcoming fears and phobias, Stress reduction, Improving concentration and motivation, Enhancing creativity, Controlling depression, Increasing self esteem, Pain Management, Athletic/Career Performance Enhancement, Creating abundance and prosperity or Improving health

Am I guaranteed to see results?

Hypnotherapy is not a magic pill.  Just as you are always in control while you are in trance you are in control of your success.  You must be willing to change your behavior and you must believe that you can make the change.  If you anticipate success you will achieve success.

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