What is Hypnosis
Everything You Need to Know
What is hypnosis and how does it work?
Hypnosis is a natural state of being in which the subconscious mind is open to positive suggestion. In a hypnosis session, these positive suggestions are defined by you, based on changes you want to make and the life you want to create. If you have struggled in the past to let go of a habit or overcome fears, what you are experiencing is your mind holding onto what is familiar, even when you have consciously decided that the thing you are holding onto no longer aligns with who you want to be.
What does hypnosis feel like?
Hypnosis is a natural state that you may experience several times throughout your day. Many clients say it feels like being relaxed while still completely in control. Even though you may have heard hypnotists use the word "sleep", hypnosis is different. It may feel like you're just resting your eyes and letting your mind wander, you might experience a lightness or floating sensation, or feel that comfortable, relaxation just like you enjoy in those moments before falling asleep. To some, it feels like briefly closing your eyes while listening to a story.
Can everyone be hypnotized?
If you can use your imagination and follow instructions, you can be hypnotized - as long as you are willing, of course. Whether you characterize yourself as analytical or creative, you can experience hypnosis and use your powerful mind to build the life you've imagined. Maybe you've heard people say that they can't be hypnotized. We recognize that relaxation is not for everyone. That's why we connect with our clients to assess their needs and customize our approach for the best outcomes.
Will I do or say something in hypnosis that I don't want to?
Your subconscious mind is built to protect you, so you will reject suggestions that are not aligned with your values. You may have seen stage hypnotists, who recruit willing participants to be a part of their comedy show. No need to bark like a dog or talk like a pirate during our sessions, and you won't tell where the treasure is buried.
Does hypnosis help with health issues?
Your powerful mind certainly has influence over your body. However, here is my disclaimer: Hypnosis is an educational and self-improvement process that facilitates access to internal resources that assist people in solving problems, increasing motivation or altering behavior patterns to create positive change. I am not a physician or a licensed healthcare provider and do not diagnose or treat any physical or psychiatric health concerns. The contents of this site and all hypnosis sessions are intended for educational purposes only.