Hypnosis is the pathway to your subconscious mind. It allows you to tap into your minds power. You can use your mind to change you habits and patterns by reprogramming and repatterning. Your subconscious is your mind's computer --the data centre for all information and memory. It controls all your automatic physical functions as well as your habits, patterns, fears and phobias. During hypnosis, you relax you conscious mind and body and we can establish direct contact with your subconscious mind to reprogram it. When you change the messages in your subconscious, you think and behave differently. You are no longer at the mercy of those old negative beliefs and patterns.
Three different ways to use hypnosis:
- guided imagery
- therapeutic inner child work
- recovering current or past life memories through regression
Myths and truths about hypnosis
Myth: In hypnosis you are asleep, unconscious.
Truth: Hypnosis is a state of heightened awareness rather than diminished awareness. You are mentally awake and have increased attention and concentration. It is also called an alter state of consciousness.
Myth: In hypnosis, you have no control and can be made to do or say something agains your will.
Truth: You are in control at every stage of hypnosis, capable of making decisions and all times. You are not dominated by the hypnotherapist's will. You will never do or say anything contrary to your own will. Hypnosis is a state of co-operation between client and therapist and is very pleasant and relaxing.
Myth: when being hypnotized you go " under hypnosis
Truth: there is no such thing as "going under". During hypnosis you enter an altered state. You move from the left-brain conscious mind (beta) to the right-brain subconscious mind (alpha), which is the first stage of hypnosis. The second stage is theta and the third is delta, named for the brain wave patterns produced by the right brain. However, most hypnosis takes place in the first stage.