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What is Hypnosis and What Does A Hypnotist Do?

Hypnosis is a state of mind where the conscious mind becomes less critical, allowing the subconscious mind to readily accept positive suggestions. While in hypnosis a person’s level of awareness as well as their senses are heightened. They experience a focusing of the mind which enables them to create and accept change. Every person experiences the hypnotic state several times a day. For example right before falling asleep at night, it is the drowsy feeling when the mind is still aware, right before you drop off to sleep. Children are in hypnosis while they are mesmerized in front of a television, reading a book or even playing a video game. Hypnosis is a naturally occurring state. A hypnotist is a trained professional who guides people in trance-like states and helps them tap into their subconscious mind. This is where most behavioral patterns and beliefs can be reprogrammed and changed through suggestion, only if the client is willing.

Hypnosis Can Be Used to Help...

Improve Sports Performance, Stop Smoking, Improve Sleep, Fear, Stress, Grief, Bad Habits, Anger Management, Food Cravings, Self Confidence, Personal Success, Public Speaking Anxiety, Stronger Immune System, Deeper Meditations, Eating Disorders, Weight Management, Substance Abuse, Communication Skills, Success for Children, Test Anxiety, Mental Focus & Concentration,  Personal Relationships, Learning Disorders, Pain Management, Childhood Trauma, Inner Child Work, Divorce Relationship Recovery, & more. 

** We even offer sessions to teach you how to do self-hypnosis! 

Common misconceptions and myths about hypnosis. It's important to clarify these points:

Mind Control or Brainwashing: Hypnosis is not a form of mind control or brainwashing. It's a state of focused attention and heightened suggestibility. Individuals under hypnosis still have their personal values and ethical boundaries intact. Doing or Saying Anything: While people under hypnosis might be more susceptible to suggestions, they can't be made to do or say things that go against their core beliefs or values. Hypnosis doesn't override a person's moral compass. Total Memory Loss: While some individuals might experience partial memory gaps during hypnosis, it's not a total memory wipe. Many people remember their experiences during hypnosis afterward. Getting Stuck in Hypnosis: People cannot get stuck in hypnosis. They can naturally emerge from the state, and a hypnotist can help guide them back to full wakefulness if needed. Weak Will or Mental State: Hypnosis is not a sign of weakness, stupidity, or mental instability. People of various backgrounds and personalities can be hypnotized, and susceptibility can depend on a range of factors. It's crucial to approach hypnosis with accurate information and an open mind. Misconceptions can create unnecessary fears or misinterpretations of this therapeutic technique.

4 Different Types of Hypnosis

Hypnotherapy: Also known as clinical hypnosis or therapeutic hypnosis, is a type of hypnosis used for therapeutic purposes. In hypnotherapy, a trained hypnotherapist guides a person into a relaxed and focused state of consciousness, to address specific psychological or emotional issues, such as anxiety, phobias, addiction, or trauma. During this state, the hypnotherapist may offer suggestions and/or explore memories to help the individual overcome their problems and make positive changes in their life. Stage Hypnosis: This type of hypnosis is a form of entertainment where a hypnotist performs in front of an audience, typically in a theater or other public venue. The hypnotist selects volunteers from the audience who are willing to be hypnotized and then engages them in various entertaining activities or suggestions, such as making them believe they are animals or perform funny actions. Stage hypnosis is primarily for entertainment purposes and usually does not involve deep therapeutic work. Self-Hypnosis: A technique that allows an individual to induce a hypnotic state on their own, without the assistance of a hypnotist or therapist. It involves using relaxation, visualization, and self-suggestion to achieve specific goals, such as reducing stress, improving confidence, or breaking unwanted habits. Self-hypnosis can be a valuable tool for personal development and self-improvement. Natural Hypnosis: This type refers to the concept that people enter hypnotic states naturally in their daily lives, such as when they daydream, become deeply absorbed in a book or movie, or experience a flow state during a task. These naturally occurring altered states of consciousness can be seen as a form of hypnosis, although they may not always serve therapeutic or intentional purposes.

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