Hypnosis can help you to feel different quickly. It is a most natural process and when used deliberately in a therapeutic way, it can help to ease problems as it reshapes the way you think, feel and then behave.
There are very few mental, emotional or physical issues that cannot be addressed with hypnosis.
To give you some idea of how broad the applications for hypnotherapy are, here are just a few:
Hypnotherapy can help you to achieve:
Hypnosis is used in the following areas:
Common Applications for Hypnosis:
* Medically diagnosed referred pain responds exceptionally well to hypnosis, however, consultation with your Doctor is essential. Remember, pain is an important message from your body that can be resolved with clinical treatment; however it may require medical intervention, or a combination of both. I am a Clinical Hypnotherapist, or a Complimentary Health Practitioner, and I work in association with medical practitioners to ensure the best, safest and most complete results.
The applications for hypnosis and NLP are endless. If you have a behaviour you want to improve, change, or eliminate, then hypnotherapy can in most cases be extremely helpful.
Hypnosis is a method of communication that induces a trance. Hypnosis can be conducted by one individual addressing another, or it may be conducted by the self-addressing the subconscious (self-hypnosis). Trance is a naturally occurring state in which one’s attention is narrowly focused and relatively free of distractions. People go into and out of trance spontaneously throughout the day, mostly when concentrating on something. In trance, the attention may be focused either internally (on thoughts – through internal self-talk, images, or both) or externally (on a task, a book, or a movie, for example). The focus of attention is so narrow that other stimuli in the environment are ignored or blocked out of conscious awareness for a time. Examples of trance states are daydreaming, deep concentration, and some forms of meditation.
Clinical Hypnosis, also called hypnotherapy, is the use of hypnosis in a medical, psycho-educational, or therapeutic setting. Hypnotherapy is rarely used in isolation. It is one of many therapeutic models available to a practitioner. A skilled practitioner will combine clinical hypnosis with other methods such as cognitive therapy, client-centred therapy, psychodynamics, eye movement therapy, thought field therapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, coaching and other brief, solution-oriented approaches. As an adjunct to psychotherapy or counselling, clinical hypnosis can help the client obtain a relaxed, comfortable, trance state for visualizing and obtaining specific therapeutic outcomes. It is theorised that trance increases suggestibility. With clinical hypnosis, the therapist can make suggestions designed to help the client formulate specific internal processes (feelings, memories, images, and self-talk) that lead to mutually agreed-upon outcomes – changes in behaviour and emotions. Hypnotic suggestions can best influence subsequent behaviour when the listener is (a) cooperative, relaxed, receptive, and open to the suggestions; (b) motivated to get the outcome: and (c) anticipates and envisions that the suggestions will result in success.
Formal trance methods usually include instructions for relaxation and concentration. Trance is facilitated through hypnotic language patterns, which include guided visualisation, stories, accessing memories, analogies, ambiguous words or phrases, repetition, and statements about association, meaning, and cause-and-effect. A hypnotherapist may make reference to those aspects of the mind that are not readily available to conscious awareness. This part of the mind may be variously referred to as the subconscious mind, the unconscious mind, the inner mind, a “part” of your mind, or your higher wisdom.
Hypnosis is not mind control or brainwashing. Research has shown that attempts to “brainwash” people through extreme methods such as physical and mental duress have proven ineffective, except in causing states of depression, anxiety, and confusion. Some people worry that hypnotists could cause them to do something against their will or that could endanger them. Research shows that this is not the case. Hypnosis is a method of influence, and, depending on the skills of the practitioner and the receptivity of the listener, it is no more or less powerful than any other kind or method of psychological persuasion, manipulation, or motivation (such as advertising or propaganda). The difference is that a qualified clinical hypnotherapist is guided by legal requirements and ethical responsibilities. Therefore, the therapist is required to work contractually with the client toward specific outcomes, under informed consent and with mutual agreement. In the clinical environment, rapport, trust, and cooperation are essential for the success of hypnotherapy – or, in fact, for any other kind of psychotherapy.
People change their minds and actions throughout their lives. When such changes occur as a result of exposure to specific information, it is sometimes because this information has been presented through skillful persuasion and influence. A hypnotherapist uses communicative methods of persuasion and influence; so do people who advertise and market goods and services; so do teachers, politicians, lawyers, entertainers, parents, and ministers.
During light trance, you are not immobilized. You remain aware of your surroundings. In light trance, people can open their eyes, talk, and move around. In fact, most people in this stage of trance are not aware of being “hypnotised” to some degree. Anyone who can be hypnotised can also be easily taught to bring himself or herself out of trance at any time. In fact, emerging from trance happens spontaneously when one is interrupted, as by a phone ringing.
The deepest levels of trance produce a dreamlike state. Some people become so relaxed in trance that they may fall asleep. This is not a problem because some part of the mind continues to listen to the voice of the hypnotherapist. Under hypnosis, many sleeping clients can still follow instructions such as moving a finger, taking a deep breath, or awakening themselves when told to do so. Many people require practice and training to routinely reach deep trance states, while a few people seem to have a natural ability to do so.
There is no “right” way to experience trance. People vary in suggestibility depending on their personality traits and moods. Some people enter trance easily, and some don’t. One person may find it a deep, restful feeling, while another may experience a light, floating sensation. Some people hear every word the hypnotherapist says, while others allow their minds to drift to other thoughts. Some experience vivid imagery, while others do not. Some people remember the suggestions they hear, and some do not. Some people see results right way, and some people see results gradually over time, or even after a delay of a few days or weeks. Every person’s experience of hypnosis is unique.
Additionally, there are dozens of ways to induce trance and make hypnotic suggestions. If one doesn’t work well for you, or doesn’t seem to produce results, don’t give up. Your feedback on what is and isn’t working, will enable us to work together to choose another method.
Hypnosis cannot solve every problem. Even with hypnosis, it is still necessary for you to do some conscientious planning and research about the outcome you choose. You should still expect to make conscious decisions, and you will have to take action to get results. Hypnosis is not a cure-all and it is not magic. Hypnosis can be effective in many cases, but there are no guarantees that hypnosis will work for everyone under every circumstance.