Hypnosis is a naturally occurring state also known as a ‘trance’ like state.  Everyone enters that state many times per day.

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Have You Experienced Hypnosis Before?

Have you ever been driving somewhere and you can’t remember the road you just travelled on?

Well you were in a light state of trance…

Have you ever read a paragraph of a book and then had to re-read it because you zoned out?

You were in a light state of trance then too…

What about at a meeting?  Have you ever taken on that glazed look and zoned out?

Of course you have and you were in a light state of trance …

It is a state where the critical/judging part of your conscious mind is by-passed, to some degree, and because of this, suggestions given at this time are more likely to ‘stick’ in your mind and take effect.

States of Mind

We spend most of our waking hours in full conscious awareness.  In this state, our mind is attentive and uses logic to reason, evaluate, assess, judge, and make decisions.  Unfortunately, when making life changes, such as breaking bad habits or changing negative thoughts, the conscious mind often gets in the way.

In the Hypnotic State, the doorway between the conscious and the unconscious is opened, memories become easily accessible, and new information is stored.  In the Hypnotic State, you are not really “thinking” in the traditional sense.  You are “experiencing” without questioning, without critical judgment or analysis, like when you watch a movie, or when you are day dreaming.

In this state a hypnotherapist can make suggestions that are very likely to “stick” – precisely because your conscious mind is not getting in the way.  You are not “judging” or being “critical” of the suggestions.

What does hypnosis feel like?

What does it feel like when you are falling asleep?  What does it feel like when you allow your mind to wander and daydream? Well that’s what it feels like in hypnosis. It’s a nice physical and mental feeling of total relaxation. There are different levels of hypnosis. Light hypnosis feels very much like your normal waking state, as you go deeper you feel more relaxed. I guess the worst part is having to come out of it!

Can everyone be hypnotised?

Only those who choose to be and those who have enough mental capacity to follow directions, can be hypnotised.

Although we all spend time each day in that state we call hypnosis, in order to be hypnotised by someone you must want to go into hypnosis and follow the hypnotist’s direction to the letter.

You are in control. You can choose to let yourself relax or not.  There is no hypnotist on the planet who can hypnotise you against your will.

What if the hypnotherapist makes me do something I don’t want to do?

Some people have a concern that someone is going to put suggestions into their head that they don’t want. Or make you dance around like a ‘chicken’.  Remember your conscious mind is by-passed to some degree, but not totally, you are always aware at some level of what is being said and YOU CHOOSE to accept it or not.

Some people have a slight fear of hypnosis or of the ‘unknown’. But really it’s not unknown. We go into that state when we fall asleep, when we awaken, or when we are focused on one task, like driving or reading a book.

What can hypnosis be used for?

Hypnosis is used for many things. Here are some of the more common things:

  • Anxiety
  • Bed Wetting
  • Confidence
  • Insomnia
  • Libido
  • Pain Control
  • Phobias
  • Relaxation
  • Self Esteem
  • Sports Performance
  • Stop Smoking
  • Weight Loss