Why Hypnosis?

Every week I get telephone calls from people who want to know what hypnosis is and what it can do for them.  Here are some common questions:

What is Hypnosis? It’s a state of mind in which judgment and critical analysis are suspended, and a person is then able to fully consider and accept new beliefs that agree with what they consciously want from Life.  Hypnosis is similar to daydreaming, in that the mind becomes open and one becomes less aware of physical sensations and current surroundings.   In a state of hypnosis, the subconscious mind becomes open to learning new ways of dealing with Life, Health, and problems of living.  All hypnosis is self-hypnosis, and we naturally go in and out of it many times every day.

What happens during a session? Typically, the client and I have a brief conversation about what they would like to change.  Once we establish confidentiality, trust, and agreement, we then proceed into trance.  The client sits passively as I lead them.  I look for signs such as breathing patterns, rapid eye movement under closed eyelids, head movement, and other physical responses to suggestions.  I make sure that the client is hypnotized rather than just physically relaxed.  The effects of hypnotic suggestions can be as subtle as numbness or as dramatic as hallucinations.  The client remains calm and relaxed, knowing that all is well and that they are in control at all times.  At the end of the session, the client feels energized, rejuvenated, and satisfied that their mind has learned new ways to deal with situations.

How do I know hypnosis is working for me? This is the best part!  We know hypnosis is working when your behavior changes without conscious thought or explanation.  When I follow up with clients a few days after the session, they report that they simply forgot to smoke or over-eat, or that they just didn’t want to.  They usually don’t have a conscious explanation for the change.  The effect of hypnosis is that the mind has been re-trained to pay attention to new, desired thoughts and behaviors, and away from the old.  Hypnosis is so effective that clients sometimes don’t understand the results—yet they feel a great sense of joy and freedom.

Why Hypnosis? Because it can help you change your mind in a very short time.  There are other ways, of course, and you know what they are: Willpower, discipline, meditation, journaling, etc.  I advocate Hypnosis because it is a shortcut to the subconscious and it works!

A word about seeking help…

Therapist – A person who has special qualifications in dealing with and managing emotional problems.

Many certified professionals don’t have those qualifications.  They can still provide valuable assistance, keeping in mind that some clients need a team that may include qualified psychologists, psychotherapists, coaches, doctors, dentists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, attorneys, and other professionals trained in specific areas.

Seek help from qualified professionals who have proper training and experience in their fields.

One Response to “Why Hypnosis?”

  1. I just want to give a testimonial for James Guinta. He gave a great presentation this morning at the Northern Monmouth Chamber of Commerce meeting. I plan on using him in the near very future.

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