Hypnosis is a change in brain waves characterized by extreme suggestibility, relaxation and heightened imagination. In reality, it is more like daydreaming or the feeling of "zoning out" while reading a good book or watching your favorite movie. You are fully conscious but your mind tunes out most of the stimuli around you. Essentially, it is a way to access the subconscious mind so suggested positive change(s) can occur more easily.
Hypnotherapy is a hypnosis session with verbal programming added. You can be put into hypnosis with no objective and this would simply be hypnosis. However, when programming is added to achieve a certain objective or goal (e.g., weight loss, to gain more self-confidence, rid one's self of anxiety, etc.), then the session is hypnotherapy.
Being wide awake with your eyes closed or falling asleep during your hypnosis session is completely normal. Your hearing is a sense that never stops or turns off, so either way you will be aware of what is being said. What is important are the brain waves that change. This occurs naturally throughout the day from waking to sleep and everything in between, and coaxing one's mind from a state of Beta waves deeper into Alpha and/or Theta is what helps to induce a state of suggestibility.
Hypnosis may have physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social and, at times, financial benefits. It simply enables a client to focus her attention on a specific goal, and the language used during each session merely helps to increase that individual's suggestibility to reach that milestone.
There are many things that can be done to increase one's comfort in a hypnotherapy session. Preferred methods may be to arrive to your appointment 15 minutes early to unwind / breathe, the hypnotherapist incorporating breathing techniques into the session, dimming the lights, lying down on a couch or yoga mat, using incense / candles, having a pillow and blanket on hand to retain body warmth and using specific background music to help induce hypnosis and a state of relaxation.
Hypnosis may be used by anyone but is not a substitute for any form of professional medical care that requires in-patient treatment or any form of medication / surgery. Hypnotherapy is a holistic service that is meant to compliment medical and psychological healing services. You should always seek the advice of a doctor if you have a medical condition; however, hypnosis can be utilized to address one's mindset and any goal to create positive change.
No, medication is not used at any point to induce hypnosis. Medication should only be prescribed by a doctor who is licensed in their state to do so.
Anyone of any age who wishes to change their thoughts, feelings, decisions, actions and beliefs for the better is a good candidate for hypnosis / hypnotherapy.
No. The subconscious mind is the focus of hypnotherapy and there is no age associated with that part of your being. Hypnosis can be used safely for people of any age. An adult has the ability to be as suggestable as a child and vice versa.
Each Client signs a commitment Contract for an initial period of 3-6 weekly sessions. The terms and conditions are tailored to suit the individual's goals, which are discussed in the introductory session. Each individual may choose to extend their participation in additional 3-week increments.
A client will be seen 3-6 times on average and a part of your weekly "homework" will be to listen to a recording before bed each night for at least 21 days / 3 weeks. This is the length of time research indicates it takes someone to establish a new habit. Listening to a recording is part of creating your new positive mindset and only one topic will be worked on at a time (e.g., anxiety, finances, confidence, etc.) during each 3-week period.
Yes. That being said, you should focus on one hypnosis recording topic at a time to see the best results. You can also use other forms of therapy such as relaxation techniques, cognitive-behavioral therapy, meditation, acupuncture, etc.
NLP are techniques used with a client that stem from the combined study of:
An NLP Practitioner use exercises with a client such as :
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As a Life Coach I help an individual (or company) map out where they are versus where they want to be. By establishing a professional relationship built on trust and respect, I can assist each Client with getting/staying motivated and on-task, as well as helping the individual (or group) move toward meeting both short- and long-term goals in increments that start with your (or your business') lifetime and work down to five years, one year, one month and weekly goals and a plan to get there.
Working with a Life Coach will assist a client with:
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