Hypnosis is a natural state of hyper suggestibility.
It is during that state that the subconscious mind can be accessed and desired behavioral
modification can be addressed. Many people routinely experience a trance-like or hypnotic
state while they are watching television or a movie that is totally engaging; while driving, when
you miss your exit you were in a hypnotic state. In fact, anyone who falls asleep enters a
“hypnoidal state” or a light state of hypnosis prior to sleep. There is no falling asleep without
first entering this light hypnotic state.
Hypnosis is a state of deep relaxation in which the subconscious mind is extraordinarily
receptive to positive thoughts and suggestions. Through hypnosis, your behavior can be
modified to benefit you by replacing old beliefs and behaviors that longer serve you with
beliefs and behaviors that you desire.
What exactly is guided imagery?
Everyone has very unique images and symbols within them as a result of their life
experiences. It is a gentle but powerful technique that focuses and directs the imagination.
It can be as simple as imagining the perfect dive before leaping off the diving board. Or it can
be as complex as imagining the busy, focused work of thousands of immune cells, rushing out
of the thymus gland searching out and destroying unsuspecting cancer cells.
“Therapeutic Imagery applies imagery, the symbolic language of the subconscious mind, in
overcoming conflicts or blocks in the behavioral motivation of the client. Similarly, imagery
can assist in healing the physical body by engaging the latent, innate healing abilities of the
client, leading to recovery and rehabilitation.” --excerpt from Hypnosis Motivation Institute
Guided imagery utilizes all five of the senses, not just visualization. This method allows almost
anyone to do this. It is not strictly a "mental" activity” as it involves the whole body, the
emotions, and all the senses, and it is precisely this body-based focus that makes for its
By addressing the mind-body connection in this way your body’s healing
mechanisms and systems can be activated and enhanced.
Hypnotherapy uses the modality of hypnosis to facilitate vocational and
avocational self-improvement goals. Some issues may require psychological or
Only 10% of the mind functions on the conscious level. A whopping 90% is
functioning on the subconscious level. What does that mean?
It means that any conscious attempt to change a behavior or belief is only powered by 12% of
your potential mental power. Accessing that most powerful 88% of the subconscious through
hypnosis works to transform and alter belief systems and behavior quickly and permanently.
How often have you made a change just to have it fall by the wayside over time
or because the effort of maintaining the change was just too much?
By utilizing the power of your own incredible subconscious mind, Hypnotherapy is a modality
that will facilitate permanent resolution of personal issues and improve focus and
performance. With hypnosis, you can effectively replace limiting behaviors with attitudes and
actions that promote growth and success.
With the use of Hypnotherapy your full 100% of mental ability will focus, direct and maximize
your own inner power. It’s an effective, relaxing and drug-free choice for making changes and
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from here to there and back again
helping you to be all you were created to be
Therapeutic Guided Imagery
A Comparison Study by
American Health Magazine:
- Psychoanalysis: 38% recovery after 600 sessions
- Behavior Therapy: 72% recovery after 22 sessions
- Hypnotherapy 93% recovery after 6 sessions
A survey of psychotherapy literature by psychologist Alfred A. Barrios, Ph.D.
Hypnosis with multiple, individualized, and tailored sessions, is
probably one of the most effective ways to bring about desired changes in the
least amount of time.
Can I Be Hypnotized?
Yes. Everyone has the ability to be hypnotized. For therapeutic purposes, willingness to
be hypnotized certainly facilitates the process.
What Does it Feel Like to be Hypnotized?
Hypnosis creates a sense of deep physical and mental relaxation that is both refreshing
Will I Go to Sleep?
No. When in hypnosis, you are alert and hear everything that is said.
What If I Want To Stop In The Middle Of The Session?
You are in full control. If you want to stop you simply tell the hypnotherapist you wish to
stop. And yes you can talk at any time while in a hypnotic state.
In Hypnosis, Will I Do Anything I Don’t Want to Do or Say Anything I Don’t
Want to Say?
Absolutely NOT. As your hypnotherapist, we are fully committed to helping you achieve
your therapeutic goals. Your safety, integrity, and personal ethics are critical factors in
Hypnotherapy. You will never be asked to do or say anything under hypnosis that is in
conflict with your personal, ethical standards and/or desires. As stated above you will be
fully alert and ultimately in control of your session.
What Happens if I don’t Come Out of Hypnosis?
This is impossible. All hypnotic states end, whether formally concluded by the
Hypnotherapist or ended naturally by you.
How Many Sessions Does It Take?
Predicting the number of sessions is not possible. However, Hypnotherapy typically
achieves results much faster than traditional psychotherapy. For some issues like
Stopping Smoking the results can be achieved in just a few sessions. However, it still
depends on your willingness to make a change.
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