What is Hypnosis?
HYPNOSIS. The word can elicit all kinds of images…and thanks to Hollywood…many of them false. Often these misconceptions of what hypnosis is and how it works cause people to be wary of the process. The truth is hypnosis is a natural state that we all have experienced thousands of times in our lives.
Many have experienced road trance when your mind wanders and you can’t remember driving the past few blocks. Or staring out a window in class while your mind was someplace off in the distance. You slip in and out of trance states throughout the day. This sensation is called natural hypnosis. As a modality, your hypnotherapist merely creates that shift of consciousness on purpose allowing the flow of suggestions to enter the subconscious.
Because of individual experiences and perceptions, we often create a mindset that is detrimental to our mental and emotional health, relationships and general well-being. Negative attitudes and behaviours keep us at a standstill…and no matter what we try…we just can’t move forward.
With hypnosis, we bypass the ‘critical faculty’ of the mind and speak directly to the subconscious mind to create change. The critical faculty is a filter based on your life experiences, perceptions and beliefs both positive and negative. The negative filter is what often keeps you in a rut. It keeps you from achieving your goals, feeling loved, resolving grief or anything else that prevents the change needed to be happy and fulfilled. Your subconscious is a nonjudgmental part of your mind that will accept suggestions for the changes you want and need. I can help you to reframe the way you think and feel about things, replacing those negative thoughts and feelings with positive input that benefits you. Together we can create those changes for a healthier, happier you!