What is Hypnotherapy, and how can it help me?
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Hypnotherapy is really just a combination of attention, focus and relaxation, and anyone who really wants to is able benefit from its remarkable effects. It is not sleep, and you are always able to come back to full awareness at any time during an induction.
Although a popular misconception is that hypnosis is a form of unconsciousness resembling sleep, contemporary research suggests that it is actually a wakeful state of focused attention and heightened suggestibility, with diminished peripheral awareness.
It is essentially a dream-like or sleep-like state, which is induced by the therapist. This is a natural state for everyone. It happens to nearly everyone, at some time during their day.
Here are some examples of this state:
Have you ever been driving to a destination, and then suddenly realised that you've driven five blocks, and don't remember doing it? You may even have gone through traffic lights. Were they green? You can't recall, but if they were red, you would have stopped anyway because even in that state, you still have control.
How about when you go to the movies, and before the show starts, you're aware of everyone and everything around you. When the movie starts, your focus is on the story, and everything around you seems to fade away. You're now only vaguely aware of your surroundings.
How do I get to this state?
Hypnotic suggestions may be delivered by me as your hypnotherapist ("hetero-suggestion"), or may be self-administered ("autosuggestion"), a technique which I can teach you. The use of hypnotism for therapeutic purposes is referred to as "hypnotherapy". I believe that all hypnosis is really "Self-Hypnosis". I simply work as your facilitator, and I show you how to achieve this state yourself whenever you want to, so that you have real control in your life. How good would that feel? Of course, you do need to be really committed to change. Are you up to it? Are you truly ready?
If yes, I know I can help you.
My hypnosis can be used to break undesirable habits, develop self-confidence, overcome fears and accomplish many other things. For many people, it works when all other treatments have not.
What is hypnosis, and how is it really defined?
Hypnosis is defined as "The by-pass of the critical factor of the conscious mind and the establishment of acceptable selective thinking".
What is the "Critical Factor"?
The "Critical Factor" is the part of the conscious mind that blocks suggestions or information that conflicts with established beliefs, or existing information in the subconscious mind.
It's the part of the conscious mind that blocks suggestions or information that conflicts with established beliefs, or existing information in the subconscious mind.
Hypnosis is simply the conveying of suggestions while you're in a state of deep relaxation, so don't be misled into believing that hypnosis only works for some people. Everyone can by-pass the critical factor of their conscious mind.
How does this work?
Your conscious mind is constantly receiving information from the outside world. It compares or "screens" this information to verify its validity. This happens in much the same way that your computer will check your system for an earlier version of a saved document. If it finds an existing file of the same name, it will ask if you wish to overwrite it.
When you click "Yes", you by-pass the Critical Factor, and the new document (with the same name), supersedes the previous version.
Your conscious mind though, can block any new information that conflicts with your existing beliefs. It's like clicking "No" instead of "Yes" on your computer. Your conscious mind will compare the new information to what you believe, and it would be rejected as untrue.
Hypnosis is therefore simply the conveying of suggestions while you're in a state of deep relaxation, so don't be misled into believing that hypnosis only works for some people. Everyone can by-pass the critical factor of their conscious mind.
So if you're battling with some sort of problem and you can't find the solution,maybe you should see me.
With my unique style and tried and proven strategies, I've helped thousands of people overcome all sorts of issues. You can find out more about specific issues by using the menu on the right of this page.
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