“You use hypnosis not as a cure but as a means of establishing a favorable climate in which to learn.”– Milton Erickson, revered American psychiatrist who specialized in medical hypnosis and family therapy
Have you ever been Hypnotized? Can you be Hypnotized? Does Hypnotherapy work?
Yes. Yes. and Yes.
Hypnosis is a state we all experience every day. Repeatedly day in and day out. Marketing campaigns, social media apps, mini-series, video games, overloaded news stories etc. successfully hypnotize individuals by overloading the conscious mind and deftly dropping their message into unsuspecting subconscious minds.
We routinely either unknowingly or knowingly hypnotize ourselves for positive or sometimes, unfortunately and rarely on purpose for negative results. A well produced movie may allow you to lose yourself in the story, the “dream time” which is essentially the state of hypnosis. And every evening we, all of us, wade through the delicious hypnagogic state of drowsiness before sleep.
“The important thing for you to remember is that it does not matter in the least how you got the idea or where it came from. You may never have met a professional hypnotist. You may never have been formally hypnotized. But if you have accepted an idea – from yourself, your teachers, your parents, friends, advertisements, from any other source – and further, if you are firmly convinced that idea is true, it has the same power over you as the hypnotist’s words have over the hypnotized subject.”Maxwell Maltz, author of Psycho-Cybernetics
Hypnosis is a purely natural state of being when the conscious mind is subdued and the subconscious mind is optimally receptive to receiving positive input. It is most likely the most powerful and effective tool for aligning both your conscious and subconscious mind towards a desired change. It is a quick, effective and drug free way to improve your life and reach the deepest state of relaxation that you could ever imagine.
On it’s own self-hypnosis can be done easily and is extremely powerful. We can teach you how to use self-hypnosis easily. Laser like change can be achieved when one allows a trained Hypnotherapist to guide one down to the state of hypnosis where the subconscious is highly receptive to new suggestions regarding behavior modifications or future goal achievements.
Hypnotherapy is a wonderful tool for self-empowerment and self-help care but should not be confused as being a substitute for medical care. Some behavioral modifications may require a medical referral which usually are easily attained. Most medical professionals are aware of the role of how hypnotherapy can help in certain situations, some have even trained in it themselves.
If you are curious if hypnotherapy may be the right fit for you continue further reading through the sub menu under “Hypnotherapy” which defines a few more things about Hypnotherapy and how it can help various behaviors.
If you would like to learn more about the fascinating history of Hypnotherapy click the link below to watch a great video of the History of Hypnosis.