WHAT IS HYPNOTHERAPY?
The Mayo Clinic defines Hypnotherapy, as a trance-like state in which you have heightened focus and concentration. Hypnosis is usually done with the help of a therapist using verbal repetition, mental images, and sounds. Hypnosis can be used to help you gain control over undesired behaviors or to help you cope better with anxiety or pain. It’s important to know that although you’re more open to suggestion during hypnosis, you don’t lose control over your behavior.
CAN I BE HYPNOTIZED?
Yes, everybody has the ability to be hypnotized. But we cannot hypnotize anybody against their will. One has to be willing, in order to truly reach a state of hypnosis.
WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE TO BE HYPNOTIZED?
Hypnosis provides a sense of profound physical and mental relaxation that is both refreshing and revitalizing. Everyone experiences this a bit differently, but when done correctly everyone should simply feel completely relaxed.
WILL I GO TO SLEEP?
No. When in hypnosis, you hear everything that is said. You are, in fact, hyper-conscious and perfectly capable of pulling yourself out of this relaxed state.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I DON’T COME OUT OF HYPNOSIS?
That is impossible. All trances end, whether formally ended by the hypnotherapist or ended naturally by you.
IN HYPNOSIS, WILL I DO ANYTHING I DON’T WANT TO DO OR SAY ANYTHING I DON’T WANT TO SAY?
As a Hypnotherapist, I am seriously committed to helping you achieve your therapeutic goals. You cannot and will not ever be compelled to do or say anything under hypnosis that is in conflict with your personal ethical standards and/or desires.
Hypnotherapy has been studied for the treatment of many conditions. Listed below are just a few examples of issues that Hypnotherapy can successfully treat:
- Behavior change. Hypnosis has been used with some success in the treatment of insomnia, bed-wetting, nail-biting, a wide variety of phobias & many other irritating or behaviors that negatively impact one’s life.
- Fatigue/Insomnia. Hypnosis has been used to treat both chronic fatigue & insomnia. Often linked together, locking the patient in a seemingly endless cycle of no sleep and no energy. Hypnotherapy can help train your mind to sleep better and more regular, allowing for more energy and alertness.
- Quit Smoking. Smoking Cessation using Hypnosis has a proven 90.6% Success Rate
- Weight Loss. Hypnotherapy used while trying to lose weight proves to be over 30 times as effective for Weight Loss. Hypnosis subjects lost more weight and kept it off than those who did not include Hypnotherapy in their weight loss plan.
- Migraine Treatment. Hypnosis Can Reduce Frequency and Intensity of Migraines
- Reduces Pain and Speeds up Recovery. Hypnotherapy, when used with patients as an adjunct to conscious sedation and local anesthesia was associated with improved intraoperative patient comfort, and with reduced anxiety, pain, intraoperative requirements for anxiolytic and analgesic drugs, optimal surgical conditions and a faster recovery of the patient.
- Acute and Chronic Pain Management. Hypnosis has been demonstrated to reduce or help to manage the intensity of pain. A healthier & non-addictive method of treatment, during a growing opioid prescription drug epidemic.
- Dependency & Drug Addiction. Hypnosis proves to offer a 77% Success Rate for Drug Addiction.
- Eliviates Stress & Anxiety. As a symptom, anxiety is a final common pathway for many conditions, physical as well as psychological. Hypnotherapists offer relief of the often crippling effects of anxiety & over time can significantly reduce or rid patients of their anxiety altogether, by helping to reprogram the brains thought processes & reactions to certain triggers.