What is hypnotism?
While the hypnotic state is often described as a sleep-like trance state, it is better expressed as a state characterized by a selective thinking, markedly increased receptivity to suggestion, the capacity for modification of perception, focused attention, and heightened suggestibility.
Can anyone be hypnotised?
Any one can be hypnotized, if they so desire, but not everyone is hypnotised equally. Those who are more apt to be hypnotised show more activity in areas of the brain associated with executive control and attention, while those showing less activity in those areas cannot be put into a hypnotic state. However, if a person is hypnotisable, the state of hypnosis can potentially be a very powerful way to increase productivity, increase self-control to resolve emotional issue and inhance personal growth, reduce mental & physical stress.
Is hypnotism safe?
Yes, hypnotism and it's procedures are totally safe - it releases the natural positive self-healing forces deep within you. You are always in control, always able to "came back" to a full waking state at anytime, if you wanted or needed to.
What is a session like?
A hypnotism session often involves a verbal interaction between the client and the hypnotist sharing their concerns, problems, and/or questions about their thoughts and beliefs. The client is then encouraged to access his/her inner wisdom to develop solutions. The hypnotist guides the client into his/her own power to deep heal the old issue. This part of the session is very loving and positively affirms the physical, mental-emotional, creative and spiritual goodness of the client.
Is it true that many of us are hypnotised several times a day?
Yes, that may happen when our mind is absorbed in an activity like watching TV, reading, or daydreaming; our attention is being engaged and our consciousness is in the story, not the physical place where we are sitting. This results in a shift in our state of consciousness, similar to the one we reach in hypnotherapy sessions.
What does hypnotism feel like?
The hypnotic state is a highly subjective experience, for no two people experience it in exactly the same way. Every hypnotism session is unique and caters to the individual's specific needs and goals. Hypnotism is a collaborative effort and the hypnotist acts as a guide only with the consent of the client, reaching before a state of trance, then a state of hypnosis.
Can one be "stuck" in a state of hypnosis?
No! Hypnosis is a state of focused attention, either inwardly or outwordly directed. It is controlled by the client, who can initiate or terminate the experience any time he or she chooses.
Is hypnotism right for me?
Hypnotism is right for anyone and everyone pursuing their own personal exploration and growth. It is for those who are interested in getting the most out of their life by taking responsability, creating greater self-awareness, and working toward a more positive living.