Hypnosis

Have you ever wondered what hypnosis is like?  Or have you experienced it in the past and want to try it again?  Then call or email Lenore to set up an in-person or online consultation today.  She is a certified hypnotherapist and can see clients individually or in a group.   Please read the facts about hypnosis below.

What is hypnotherapy?

  • Means of communication between the conscious mind and subconscious mind.
  • The establishment of acceptable selective thinking.
  • A supportive intervention used to create and reinforce healthy productive behaviors, thoughts and habits.
  • Habits are eliminated and healthy behaviors are inserted in their place.
  • Makes it is easier for people to experience suggestions.

What conditions can it be used for?

  • Most common use it to remedy symptoms of obesity, smoking, pain, self-esteem, anxiety, stress, amnesia, phobias, and performance.
  • It can also be used to treat functional disorders, such as irritable bowel syndrome and migraine headaches.

How does it work?

  • An individual, usually with the aid of another, allows themselves to become more suggestible.
  • Usually established by an induction procedure.
  • Ending with post-hypnotic suggestion to help person do self hypnosis.

How do people experience it?

  • They have no loss of control.
  • Altered state of consciousness.
  • Normal state of focused attention, feeling calm and relaxed.
  • Describe as very pleasant.
  • Aware of who they are and where they are.
  • Individual results vary

Can I really be hypnotized?

  • People vary in their degree of responsiveness to hypnotic suggestions but most people can be hypnotized to some degree.
  • All hypnosis is self hypnosis, the hypnotherapist is a guide.
  • Hypnosis is a naturally occurring phenomenon, we go in and out of hypnosis constantly, here are some examples:
  • Watching tv
  • Raking leaves
  • Reading a book
  • Mowing lawn
  • Driving a car
  • Repetitive actions
  • Day dreaming

What is the difference between meditation and hypnosis?

  • Hypnosis is calming the overthinking part of mind to open up to suggestions for change.
  • Meditation is emptying thoughts from mind for relaxation.

Common worries answered:

  • Being forced to do something you would not morally or ethically otherwise do, cannot occur.
  • People always come out of hypnosis.
  • The goal and intent of session are discussed, agreed upon and followed for the therapy to be safe.
  • You can get up and walk out of the room if you don’t like something.
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