I like to say that a hypnotherapy session is like a massage for the soul. People almost always leave the sessions feeling a deep sense of peacefulness, relaxation, and calmness. Often, people have a deep internal process and come through a session having had some kind of catharsis.
is often described as a trance state or an altered state. However,
hypnosis is actually quite a natural state. Being hypnotized feels like
being deeply relaxed. In this state, your conscious mind is calmed and
inactive. The day-to-day noise and self criticism and negative messages
are quieted down while your calm unconscious mind is open and
susceptible to suggestion. Most people say that being hypnotized feels a
lot like being in a state of deep meditation.
you come in for a hypnotherapy session, we begin by discussing more
about what your particular issue is and what you are hoping to receive
from the session. You might be coming in to receive some help ending a
habit or you might be looking to add something more into your life, like
confidence or self-esteem. Hypnotherapy helps you to empower yourself
to have more positive reactions to certain feelings. For example, if you
have a problem with compulsive overeating, a hypnosis session will help
you to understand that you are stronger than the urge to binge eat. It
will help you to find consciousness around the impulse and understand
that you are bigger and more powerful than an impulse. It helps you to
become conscious of your reactions to certain feelings so that you can
act in ways that are more beneficial to you rather than being beholden
to challenging feelings. You begin to understand that you are the
controller of your own life, your own thoughts, and your own reactions.
As you begin to understand emotions as nothing more than fleeting
feelings, and not the ultimate truth, you are able to dictate more how
you want to act, feel, and be in the world. You find that you are less
ruled by your emotions.
understanding more about how you'd like to change your experience in the
world, I will gently guide you into a hypnotic state by using music and
guided imagery. When your body and mind is relaxed, I will lead you
through a common experience, but change the outcome. For example, if you
are usually terrified of public speaking and want to work on that, we
will bring you to a deep state of relaxation and then recreate the
experience of you public speaking. Only this time, you are peaceful and
relaxed. We will then add suggestions that if you become agitated or
anxious, you are able to pause, relax, take deep breaths and be okay.
This will actually change the experience of public speaking in your
unconscious mind and create a new and more relaxed experience for you so
that next time you are in that situation, you actually find yourself
relaxing. Eventually, you begin to draw from those better, more positive
experiences to create whole new experiences for yourself.
can be used to end damaging habits such as smoking, nail biting, or
compulsive eating, to deal with phobias or fears such as fear of flying
or heights, or to create more positive experiences for you, such as
increased self esteem, better confidence level or to attract healthier
relationships to yourself. It empowers your higher self to act on
messages from your wise-mind, rather than simply reacting to feelings or
events or triggers without thinking.
Because I have found that hypnosis is so incredibly effective, I have put together
a website with downloads of the most common issues that people come in
for. To download a hypnosis session, please go to the Hypnosis Download section.