How Does Hypnosis Work?
You are in control of your life - hypnosis may be the tool to help you awaken to all of your innate power. Are you ready to try it?
Hypnosis is often misunderstood. Some believe it is a form of mind control, or that it is simply used to make people cluck like a chicken. Unfortunately, these misconceptions distract us from the truth of hypnosis, which is that it is a very normal human state of consciousness. It can be used in an effective, therapeutic way to treat a wide range of issues and to help us achieve our goals, as well as higher states of consciousness.
Hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness in which the mind is in a state of high concentration and reduced peripheral awareness. Also, the subconscious mind is more open to suggestion. Most clients find the experience of hypnosis to be, at the very least, deeply relaxing.
Hypnosis can be used to help with a number of things, including: weight management, smoking cessation, fears, phobias, confidence, sports performance, stress, anxiety, depression, past-life regression and pain management.
While some misconceive that the subject is not in control of the session, that is not the truth. In truth, our minds will always protect and guide us. The subconscious mind will only allow you to go as deep as you want to go during a session. Therefore, the therapist is never able to force you against your will.
Each session consists of four essential steps:
Pre-Induction: This period is used to interview the client, which is important for developing rapport, analyzing the language model of the client, and discovering the problem to be addressed during the actual session. In addition, it is time for discussing any questions that the client may have about hypnosis.
Induction & Deepening: This is the formal hypnosis stage of the session in which the client goes into a trance. It generally includes: the eyes closing, a progressive relaxation and a focus on therapeutic breathing.
Therapeutic/”Heart” of the Session: This is the therapeutic portion of the session in which the conscious mind is relaxed and the subconscious mind is more open to suggestions. We may use direct or indirect suggestions to change behaviour, alter mood, or achieve a goal. Metaphorical imagery, as well as the client’s words are incorporated into this stage.
Wakening: At the end of the session, the subject returns to a normal, conscious state. This is a gentle process. Once fully awake, we will ratify the trance suggestions.