“If you go there in your mind, you’ll go there in your body.”
— Denis Waitley PhD
Psychologist, Field of Mind Potential
“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.”
— Albert Einstein
What Is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a natural state of mind that you often experience throughout your day. Whenever you are engrossed in a book or motion picture, a favorite pastime or hobby, daydreaming, or listening to an engaging speaker, you are in a natural hypnotic “trance.” Your attention is so focused that outside stimuli are ignored or “tuned out” for that period of time. This focused attention enhances the acceptance of suggestions and the response by the subconscious mind.
Some describe hypnosis as “selective perception,” where your attention is fully focused on what you are visualizing, while blocking out everything else. Others describe hypnosis as a journey into the center of yourself.
Like a magnifying glass that focuses the rays of the sun and makes them more powerful, hypnosis enhances the power of your mind and harnesses your mental energy to help you make lasting and permanent changes.
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How does Hypnosis Work?
The conscious mind, the analytical reasoning part of our mind, comprises only ten percent of our mind. The other ninety percent is our subconscious mind.
The subconscious mind, like a “hard drive” of a computer, is not limited by time, space or logic. It contains a wisdom far beyond our everyday capabilities and has access to all our resources and abilities.
A hypnotist guides a client into hypnosis, a relaxed state of body and mind. The conscious/analytical reasoning part of our mind is then bypassed, and the subconscious mind, the seat of all behaviors, becomes much more alert. In this state, the subconscious mind can then be directed—through visualization and positive reinforced suggestions—to make the desirable changes. Once your subconscious mind accepts these new thoughts and behaviors, you automatically accept them at the conscious level.
Hypnosis also increases your sense of optimism and well-being by reducing anxiety, building confidence and mentally rehearsing successful outcomes.
The formula for hypnosis is basically expectation, belief and imagination coupled with suggestion.
What Is A Hypnosis Session Like?
Your first session is about gathering information and establishing goals. The hypnotist may then ask you to do some preliminary suggestibility exercises to determine what approach will work best for you.
The hypnotist will also explain what hypnosis is and discuss any misconceptions you might have. Together you will set believable, realistic, and positive goals. Hypnosis is a team effort. After all, “all hypnosis is really self-hypnosis,” and the hypnotist is simply a guide to assist you in the process.
The hypnotist will then guide you through a gentle process to help relax your conscious mind. This allows you to access your subconscious mind, the hard drive of your internal computer, and direct it, through positive reinforced statements and suggestions, to make the desired or necessary changes.
Your hypnotist may provide you with a recording of the session or other materials to reinforce your new behaviors.
The first session is approximately 90 minutes in length and follow-up sessions approximately 60 minutes.
You and your hypnotist will determine the number of sessions in the first visit or after, depending on how you are progressing.