Hypnosis has been around and used for centuries. The benefits and effectiveness of hypnosis have been well-documented, and it is a recognized form of treatment by the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American Psychological Association (APA.)
There are many misconceptions about hypnosis. You are probably quite familiar with entertainment hypnosis, where the hypnotist appears to make people “quack like ducks” or act silly in other ways. This is all entertainment, of course. In reality, you can only “quack like a duck” if you want to “quack like a duck.” A hypnotist can not take over your mind and make you do anything against your will. There is nothing “magical” about hypnosis.
In fact, all of us go in and out of hypnotic states throughout the day, every day. Have you ever been at a restaurant talking with friends and realized you have completely blocked out your surroundings to the point where you don’t hear or even notice other people around you? Or have you ever been in your car and arrived at your destination only to realize you have no recollection of driving the route? These are examples of times when you have been in a hypnotic trance. In addition, when you enter REM sleep every night, you are in the most profound state of hypnosis. During a hypnosis session, you tap into that same state while completely awake and in full control.
Hypnosis helps people overcome limiting beliefs and behaviors so that they can think, feel, and behave in ways that will positively impact their life. The process involves deep relaxation and concentration. Some people call hypnosis a “massage of the mind.”
Many studies show that 95% of our brain activity occurs subconsciously, meaning that only 5% of our brain activity occurs on a conscious level. Your conscious mind is like the ship's captain, and the crew in the engine room carrying out the orders is your subconscious mind.
During hypnosis, the body and conscious mind are deeply relaxed while the subconscious mind stays active and alert. Hypnosis aligns the conscious and subconscious mind so that both parts work harmoniously. When both parts of the brain work together, positive transformations can occur! Many people find they feel better after their first session!
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