Hypnotherapy is a method of psychotherapy that utilizes the power of the subconscious to bring about change to one's thoughts, feelings and behavior. Hypnotherapy works with consciousness. It relaxes the analytical, conscious part of the mind while simultaneously focusing the subconscious part. This enables the client to work with any subconscious thought patterns that sabotage his or her intended outcomes.
Hypnotherapy is a fast and effective therapy that helps with:
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How does hypnosis work?
The induction occurs at the beginning of a hypnotherapy session. The induction is when the therapist will help the client to relax his body, or may begin telling stories that seem non-linear and can be hard to follow. This process confuses the "critical factor" of the conscious mind. The critical factor is the analytical part of the mind that filters information to determine if it fits within previously held beliefs. These beliefs may be ones that formed early in childhood and can be limiting a person's development. During the induction, the critical factor relaxes. This allows access to the subconscious, which stores 90% of one's thoughts, beliefs and motivations for most behavioral patterns. During hypnosis a client can examine his subconscious beliefs to decide whether they are still valid or no longer serve his needs. If the beliefs are outdated, the client can decide to change them. Through working with the subconscious level, we can make immediate and lasting changes to help the client with their presenting problem.
What is hypnosis like?
Hypnosis is a natural state that one experiences multiple times a day - while driving, watching television, listening to music lyrics and in that twilight state just before falling asleep. A hypnotherapy client will be sitting in a comfortable chair, and can keep their eyes open or closed, depending on what feels best. The therapist will make some suggestions to help the client relax his body. The relaxation creates a meditative state where a person focuses on the therapist's words and his own internal feelings. All hypnosis is self hypnosis, so the client can only reach this state if he allows it to happen. The client is in complete control of the process, and can end it at any time he chooses. Once the session is over, most clients feel clear, centered and remember what transpired during the session.