HYPNOSIS FOR LIFE
Hypnosis is a widely accepted method for helping people to make changes. Clinical Hypnotherapy is a therapeutic process designed to create an altered state of consciousness which stimulates the relaxation response and enables the mind to become suggestible. This allows the creative parts of the brain to play with the suggested images thus altering the visual, auditory, kinaesthetic and the intuitive perceptions which, in turn, stimulates change. The effectiveness of hypnosis is directly related to the ability to influence or persuade the unconscious or subconscious mind.
Hypnosis can be used safely and effectively for a variety of common problems and difficulties. With proper guidance from a trained Hypnotherapist these are a few examples of what can be dealt with:
· Quit smoking.
· Improve friendships and your relations with spouse and others
· Sleep better. Gain control over dreams.
· Lose weight and keep it off.
· Develop a better attitude.
· Control depression and general bad moods
· Control jealousy.
· Perform better at sports.
· Improve memory and concentration.
· Improve career success.
· Develop greater sales ability
· Raise academic performance and grades
· Overcome shyness, stage fright and other fears.
· Experiment with age- and past-life regression.
· Be more creative.
Imaginations offer a wide choice of hypnosis recordings especially created to address a variety of common problems and difficulties. Regular use of such hypnotic recording will bring rapid results in a gentle and natural way.
"What's it like?" is one of the most commonly asked questions about the hypnotic state. This question is almost always related in one way or another to the word "trance."
Trance is a common and unfortunate term frequently associated with any kind of hypnosis. For the most part the Hollywood image of a trance will not apply. You will not be transported to some psychic Xanadu to experience raptures of spirit and flesh. Nor will you be likely to wander around with arms outstretched and a dazed look on your face like you are looking for a grave to rob. (Unless that is your normal look.)
The most oft-heard descriptions of the self-hypnotic state are that one is relaxed, pleasant, aware but not caring, almost like being asleep but still awake,in control but not needing to do anything -- comments like that. You will not lose your self-control, nor will you do anything in a self-hypnotic state that you would not otherwise do. (Of course, what some people would otherwise do can be surprising.)
Coma-like Trance States
If the word "trance" conjures up images of a coma-like state in which you lose all consciousness and are unaware of what you are doing, forget it! The most common description of a good self-hypnotic state is something to the effect that you are awake, but you don't care.
A Natural state
Hypnosis is deceptively natural. You have experienced it countless times. What, for example, do you think is going on when you watch TV? There you are, surrounded by distractions of all sorts in even the plainest of rooms, watching a television screen. Yet when something good is on you are riveted, concentrating only on the drama unfolding on that relatively tiny piece of your environment, the screen.
That kind of experience is a hypnotic one, one that comes about because you are focused. Any time you are focused like that you are in a state similar to or sometimes synonymous with hypnosis.
The processes by which hypnosis works are natural, gradual, comfortable and perfectly safe.