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What is Hypnosis?

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 with both 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 cannot 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 you realize 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 that you have no recollection of actually driving the route? These are both examples of times where you have been in a hypnotic trance. 

With hypnosis, you are guided into a state of deep relaxation where you are awake yet focused. Many research studies have been conducted on how hypnosis works in the brain. Findings show that hypnosis helps bypass critical thinking areas in the brain allowing helpful suggestions to be more readily accepted (Amato, 2021.) The critical thinking areas of our brain (the "rational mind") filters information and often rejects ideas that would be of benefit us (Amato, 2021.) 

Hypnosis can be helpful in reducing unwanted behaviors or in increasing desirable behaviors. Some examples of issues Hypnosis can help with include:

  • Weight loss (The Virtual Gastric Band)
  • Managing Autoimmune Disorder Symptoms
  • Fears/Phobias
  • Habits (eliminating or establishing)
  • Public Speaking/Performance Anxiety
  • Childbirth Fear and Childbirth Pain Reduction
  • Stress Management
  • Confidence and Self-Esteem
  • ADHD
  • Manifesting Abundance
  • Motivation for Success
  • Organization
  • Pain Management
  • Relationship Issues
  • Limiting Beliefs
  • Anxiety relief in preparation for medical procedures
  • Time Management
  • Increasing gratitude and happiness
  • Focus and Concentration
  • Decision Making 
  • Sleep disturbances

If you are ready to experience the benefits of hypnosis, please reach out and contact me for more information.

Source: Hypnosis Alters the Way Our Brains Process Information, Study Finds (verywellmind.com)