What is Hypnosis?
Under hypnosis, we are more open than usual to positive suggestions, and this can be used to alter the way we perceive situations, how we behave and react to our deep seated emotions. Clinical hypnosis can be used to improve our health and well-being and is a well proven and respected modality. Although we are more open to suggestion during hypnosis, our free will remains intact and we do not lose control over our behavior. It is important to understand that all hypnosis is in fact self-hypnosis and that, to a large extent, we are what we think.
We might want change with all our hearts, but stumble and fall over and over again. Hypnosis not only gives us the opportunity to change from the inside out, but is also a pleasant and relaxing experience.
Hypnosis is a focused level of awareness which many describe as a “massage for the brain.” Under hypnosis, the doorway between the conscious and the subconscious is opened, memories become easily accessible, and new information can be stored with negative imprints being re-framed. Under hypnosis, we are not really “thinking” in the traditional sense. We are “experiencing” without questioning, without critical judgment or analysis, like when we watch a movie, and the hypnotist can make suggestions that are very likely to “stick” – precisely because your conscious mind is not getting in the way.
A multitude of problems are able to be solved while the mind is in a quieted state. In addition to enabling changes in perception and memory, hypnosis also holds the potential for managing many physiological functions. Hypnosis is a well-respected approach for healing both mind and body. Many medical doctors, counselors, and psychotherapists recommend hypnosis to their patients, in conjunction with mainstream medicine. Hypnosis is a powerful tool, and it works!