Hypnotherapy is the clinical application of hypnosis. It is a scientifically proven and evidence based approach used to empower you to make positive, powerful changes in your life. It utilises the art and science of suggestion. It involves focused attention on suggested events. Irving Kirsch describes hypnosis as a ‘non deceptive megaplacebo ‘.
What is hypnosis?
Hypnosis can simply be defined as an increased sense of focus and suggestibility in which you’re able to reprogram your mind and body for success. It’s an integrative process of rebuilding habits and behaviors, as well as emotions, beliefs, and feelings.
Have you ever found yourself completely immersed in an activity to the exclusion of everything else? Common examples of this are while watching a movie and becoming transfixed in the plot. Or in working intently and finding that the last four hours have flown by without your conscious awareness. Perhaps you have been reading a book and been so transfixed that you did not hear someone come in and speak with you.
Hypnosis is a naturally occuring mindset you’ve already experienced thousands of times. It is not manipulation, mind control, or magic. It simply is a tool that will allow you to tap into the power of your mind and take control of your life. This ‘hypnotic mindset’ includes your beliefs, imagination, expectation, attitude and motivation.
Can anyone be hypnotised?
Yes! Anyone who is willing to be hypnotised can be. When working with an experienced professional, the techniques and program will be customised for you. Our clients report they easily achieve hypnosis and can use it for their continued success long after the sessions are over.
Will I lose control?
No. Hypnosis is a mindset that requires consent. You will be aware of what I am saying during the session, and cannot be made to do against against your own morals. You cannot be made to tell secrets while experiencing hypnosis.
A common misconception of hypnosis involves a potential client thinking that they may be “too strong-willed” to be hypnotised. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. The stronger your ability to focus and concentrate, the faster and easier you will go into hypnosis.
Will I be asleep?
No. Hypnosis is actually a heightened state of awareness and focus. The hypnotised subject is aware of their surroundings. You will hear cars outside or even voices from the room next door – confirming you are alert and in control the entire time. We also employ a number of techniques utilising post-hypnotic suggestions, and you will remember everything that happened during your session.
Is hypnosis dangerous?
Hypnosis is a natural ability of the mind that we all experience daily. The use of hypnosis has been recognized by the American Medical Association since 1958. It is completely safe when practiced by an experienced, professional hypnotist. It is only dangerous if you are driving or operating machinery, so hypnosis audio products should not be listened to in those circumstances. There has not been one documented case of hypnosis doing harm to a person.
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