What Hypnosis Is Not:
- It is not magic.
- It is not a method of force upon another to change behaviors.
- It is not the same as sleep but does resemble sleep.
Have you ever been driving a familiar route from point A to Point B, in deep thought, and suddenly surprised when you arrived at your destination with no clue as to how you got there? Or have you ever been at the movies and you were so engrossed in the story that you were unaware of other’s movements during the movie. Aware yet Unaware. What did those events feel like to you? Can you remember those feelings? If so, then these examples are similar to being at a hypnotic level of relaxation. The conscious mind had been transported to and engaged in the occurring events, while the subconscious mind was gathering, absorbing and storing information.
Hypnosis used in a clinical setting, is a therapeutic process by which deep relaxation is facilitated by a certified therapist. The process allows the conscious mind to be bypassed and the subconscious mind activated to evoke one’s inner resources in the forms of successful memories, latent or unutilized abilities, unresolved thoughts/feelings, positive attitudes and behaviors.
All hypnosis is self hypnosis. Therapy is directed toward beneficial feelings and results. Research reveals, hypnosis can produce positive effects, when used by a certified therapist.
For more information regarding hypnosis, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions Page.