The Most Valuable Contributor to Success: YOU!
It is important to recognize the significance of the role you play in accomplishing your goals. Hypnosis is neither procedure nor prescription that is done to you. In fact, all hypnosis is self-hypnosis in that you are an active participant in the process. The hypnotherapist should be viewed as a catalyst or guide. You are an integral part in reinforcing positive messages and fulfilling goals through your actions.
Success in attaining your goals depends on you. Success in hypnosis works similarly to success in looking after your health. For instance, if a doctor prescribes blood pressure medication to a patient, that medication will work best only if the patient takes the pill as prescribed, quits smoking, reduces stress, and eats a low sodium diet.
Otherwise, the blood pressure medication is swimming against the tide so to speak with not much of a chance. It is like this when using hypnosis. Success depends on many variables including personal attitude, motivation, cooperation, and follow through with reinforcing practices.
What is hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a technique used to induce a heightened awareness and ability to focus in the subconscious mind. The hypnotic state can occur naturally in our everyday lives. For instance, if you've ever found yourself so engrossed in a book that you stopped noticing what was happening around you, then you've experienced a mild hypnotic state. Your awareness and focus were turned inward, toward your book. Hypnosis induced with the guidance of a professional can help you attain even deeper awareness and focus toward the messages of your choosing. Of course, the goal in hypnosis is to focus on positive messages that are goal-oriented and solution-based. All hypnosis is really self-hypnosis in that it is your mind doing all the work. The practitioner is a catalyst or guide. Homework after a session will involve the practice of self-hypnosis to reinforce progress toward goals.
Who can be hypnotized?
Most people can be hypnotized to varying degrees. A deeper hypnotic state may be achieved with practice. But, great work can be accomplished even in a light hypnotic state. Anyone with a desire and a willingness to concentrate can experience hypnosis.
What age range is appropriate for hypnosis?
Persons 7 years and older.
Will I be asleep?
No. During a hypnosis session, you will be aware of what's happening. Actually, your senses may be even more acute than usual.
Will I lose control?
No. Your awareness is heightened during a hypnosis session so that you stay focused on your goals. So, hypnosis actually helps you gain control. No one has control over anyone's thoughts and behavior besides his or her own.
What does it feel like to be hypnotized?
Each person's experience is unique, but many report feeling very relaxed and comfortable. Most people report being able to hear and recall the entire session.
Could I get stuck in hypnosis?
No. No one is able to remain in a hypnotic state indefinitely. You would naturally either fall asleep or come back into your conscious waking state.
What if I have medical problems?
Hypnosis is often used to help with the healing process and/or pain management.
What does hypnosis help with?
- Stress management
- Weight loss & control
- Smoking cessation
- Anger management
- Pain management (e.g. migraine, arthritis, etc.)
- Low libido
- Sleep problems
- Self-esteem building
- Public speaking
- Breaking unwanted habits (e.g. nail biting)
- Establishing successful habits
- Memory & learning enhancement
- Adjustment to physical conditions (e.g. fibromyalgia, diabetes, etc.)
- Phobias & fears (e.g. flying, heights, elevators, needles, closed in spaces, etc.)
- Depressive thinking
- Increased concentration
- Improved healing (e.g. post-operative recovery)
- Performance (e.g. test taking, sports, etc. )
Hypnosis is a complementary therapy and is not a replacement for professional medical advice.
The education provided by Know-Stress-Zone.com is non-medical and claims no guarantee of health benefits. Education rendered is intended to inculcate positive thinking and the capacity for self-hypnosis. Consult a healthcare professional for all medical needs.