Hypnosis is one of the most efficient, safe, cost effective, and enjoyable therapies.
After receiving a session of hypnosis my clients often express feelings of profound peace and relaxation.
Hypnosis is a very relaxed state of focused concentration.
The word “hypnosis” comes from the Greek word “sleep”.
Yet, when you receive hypnosis you are not unconscious or asleep.
In fact, when an individual is hypnotized they are in a highly focused state of concentration or hyper-attentiveness.
It’s sort of like being so focused on the movie you are watching that you are no longer aware of your surroundings and are completely connected to what is on the screen.
Hypnosis is not just for smoking and weight loss!
- Would you like to make your life more fulfilling, enjoyable, healthy, and productive?
- Would you like to reduce anxiety, stress, or heal from grief?
- Improve your financial life, identity, and your business?
- Together we’ll work on internal motivations which help affect long term change.
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Oregon Health Sciences University knows hypnosis works!
Oregon Health Sciences University believes that Hypnosis is an effective way to create deep relaxation. They can see that it alters brain wave activity. During a hypnotherapy session you are given suggestions that affect your ability to sense pain and how how you may deal with it. They also have found that 90% of patients can be hypnotized. It’s important to remember the hypnosis will not work if you do not want to be a part of this treatment.
When in hypnosis, your heart rate decreases, body temperature shifts, and blood flow will change slightly. Hypnosis is a very safe technique with only positive side effects. Hypnosis has been used as a pain reliever during surgeries, such as dental surgery.
The Mayo Clinic says this about hypnosis:
In their research they have found that when you are under hypnosis you are more focused, relaxed and calm. When in this trance-like state you are more open to suggestions and less likely to be critical and more likely to believe positive suggestions. With the help of a hypnotherapist you can achieve your intended goal.
It is accepted by The Mayo Clinic that the purpose of hypnosis is to help you gain more control over your habits, emotions or physical health. Hypnotherapy can be a great asset when the goal is to relieve symptoms of a variety of issues and conditions. It can be a very complimentary treatment with other eastern and western therapies.
The National Institutes of Health used an independent panel to approve it as a beneficial way of treating chronic pain.
Hypnosis and the Brain
There are four levels of brain wave activity, Beta, Alpha, Theta and Delta. The top level, Beta, is complete consciousness. The deepest level, Delta, is deep unconscious sleep. The middle two levels, Alpha and Theta, are simply more relaxed states than total consciousness but above deep sleep. This is what is referred to as the hypnotic state of mind. Alpha is a daydream state much like when your driving on the highway and drift off a bit. Theta is when you are in a dream state, above deep sleep. The light relaxed state of Alpha is all that is necessary to achieve in order to make behavior changes. This is why many people do not think they are “hypnotized” because we have been mislead as to what hypnosis really is.
A key to hypnotic success
One of the most important factors regarding the use of hypnosis is a combination of three things. Belief, Expectancy, and Desire. You must have a belief and desire for it to work on the issue you are treating. If you expect positive things to come from your experience then you are going to be far more open to hypnotic suggestions as you can NOT be controlled by the hypnotherapist. If you do hypnosis with a closed mind, you will leave without change. Only you can open the door to change. As your hypnotherapist, I can only guide you.
Sample brain wave activity
Fully awake and alert
Awaking in the morning
Deep hypnosis, deep meditation
Associated with dreamlike imagery, insights,
and long-forgotten memories.
Slowest of all four brain wave frequencies. Associated with deep sleep, healing, and regeneration of body cells.