What is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is the use of hypnosis by a trained hypnotherapist to help a person make positive changes in their life. The use of hypnosis allows the hypnotherapist to bypass the critical areas of the conscious mind and access the subconscious mind directly. All our learned behaviors and habits, either good or bad, reside in the subconscious mind. Hypnosis speeds up the process of positive change. Old unwanted negative associations and patterns of behavior can easily be removed and replaced with positive beneficial ones. Allowing you to open the box of positive change in your life. Transform your perception. Rediscover and conquer the root cause of issues such as weight gain/loss, anxiety, confidence and phobias with hypnotherapy.
Benefits of Hypnotherapy
Hypnotherapy is a powerful tool used to create major positive life-changes. Hypnotherapy enables a person to:
Embrace life as an enriching opportunity to learn
Reduce physical illness and unlock inner potential, creating mind-body healing
Improve relationships Heal physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually
Integrate mind, body, and spirit Release old patterns and phobias
Remove physical imprints, negative memories, and attachments
Gain insight into present difficulties and past events
Discover the negative beliefs that shape present life decisions and actions
Create new beliefs that reflect the true inner self Increase creativity and clarity of thought
Deepen intuition and inner peace Reduce day-to-day anxiety, tension, and stress while strengthening the immune system
Increase self-esteem and optimism about life
Acquire a greater perspective and larger vision of life purpose
If you would like to learn more about hypnotherapy and are interested in scheduling an initial consultation we would love to hear from you.
Commonly Asked Questions About Hypnotherapy
What is the difference between hypnosis and hypnotherapy?
Hypnosis is a natural state of mind in which the subconscious mind opens up, becoming very suggestible to new ideas. Hypnotherapy is the process of using hypnosis by the trained hypnotherapist to help a person make positive, desired life style changes.
What are the areas in which hypnotherapy is helpful?
Hypnotherapy can help you to make changes in practically any area of your life. Any bad habits or unwanted behaviors can easily be changed into more positive ones. Fears and phobias can be eliminated. You can easily stop smoking, lose unwanted weight, improve your study habits or become more successful. It is entirely up to you what issue you want to work on. You can always contact us Touch of Healing to discuss your particular issue and find out if hypnotherapy will help you.
How do I know that I can be hypnotized?
If you are able to focus and concentrate and want to be hypnotized, then you can be. It's up to you.
How well does hypnotherapy work?
A comparison study: Psychoanalysis: 38% recovery after 600 sessions Behavior Therapy: 72% recovery after 22 sessions Hypnotherapy: 93% recovery after 6 sessions -American Health Magazine
Does hypnotherapy work for everybody?
This depends entirely upon you. If you are serious and really want to work on the issue and improve your life, then hypnotherapy will work wonders. If you really don't want to give up that bad habit or change, and just are not being entirely honest with yourself, then hypnotherapy will not be as effective for you. You will just end up sabotaging yourself and remain where you are at. The choice is yours - change and improve your life for the better or don't. It's up to you!
Why use hypnosis when I have my "will power"?
"Will power" or desire alone is often not enough or sufficient to change a long standing or deeply ingrained habit or behavior. All habits, learned behaviors, patterns and attitudes reside within the domain of your subconscious mind. "Will power," along with logic and reasoning resides within your conscious mind. Your conscious mind consists of only about 20% of your total mind power. The remaining 80% of your mind power is your subconscious mind. Which of the two is stronger - the 20% conscious mind or the 80% subconscious mind? If the negative behavior or bad habit is deeply rooted in your subconscious mind or you have had it for many years, then your "will power" alone won't be strong enough to change or eliminate it. "Will power" or sheer determination can help you to accomplish your goal, but in some cases, your "will power" itself can be detrimental. Your conscious mind can sabotage your "will power" so you won't be able to change. There are many reasons (both conscious and subconscious) as to why we behave the way we do. Most of us become "comfortable" in our position in life. Any changes made can be scary - so sometimes the conscious mind will sabotage you - to keep you where you are so you remain in your current comfort zone. Hypnosis, when used by a trained hypnotherapist, can speak directly to the subconscious mind where all the habits, learned behaviors and attitudes reside, thus bypassing the conscious mind entirely. This is a very effective, quick, and easy path to success.
Does hypnotherapy replace more traditional practices, like seeing a doctor, psychologist or psychiatrist?
No. Hypnotherapy is used for behavior modification and life style improvements - like stopping biting one's fingernails, losing weight or stopping smoking. It may be an adjunct to traditional medical or psychological treatments, but it is not meant to be a replacement. If you think that hypnotherapy might help you, contact Touch of Healing to see if you will benefit.
What if I am on medication? Can I still use hypnotherapy?
Absolutely. Hypnotherapy and hypnosis can help many areas, including pain control, insomnia, losing weight and stopping smoking, to name a few. Depending on the nature of the problem and the reasons why you are taking the medication, you may be able to reduce your need for medication. You can contact Touch of Healing to discuss this and find out if you will benefit by hypnosis.
Why don't more people use hypnosis or get hypnotherapy sessions?
Up until recently, most of the general public has been in the dark concerning hypnosis and the benefits of hypnotherapy. There are a lot of misconceptions in circulation about hypnosis - what it is or isn't. Many people just are not aware that hypnotherapy is available to help them overcome their issues. The majority of people who learn about the benefits of hypnotherapy are eager to try it.
Why continue to suffer from an issue when you can change it?
When you have a cavity, you go to the dentist. It's a matter of educating people about hypnotherapy and its benefits.
Is there a difference between self-hypnosis, "guided imagery," and "creative visualization"?
No, not really. Some people have a lot of misconceptions about the word "hypnosis" and feel more comfortable calling it "guided imagery" or "creative visualization." Guided imagery and creative visualization both utilize imagery or visualizations in the person's mind while they are in hypnosis. Self-hypnosis is the process by which one takes himself into the hypnotic state and doesn't necessarily need to visualize anything. They all are forms of hypnosis and basically are the same thing.
How many sessions will it take and how much will it cost?
This depends entirely upon the nature of the issue, how long you have had it and how serious you are in working on it. The number of sessions it will take cannot be determined until the initial consultation and you are put into hypnosis. It can vary anywhere from 1 session in average to 12 sessions to change that particular issue. Sometimes people are so happy with the results they have achieved, that they continue with hypnotherapy and work on other issues. Touch of Healing Neugent is happy to answer any further questions and to discuss the fees.
How soon will I see the results?
Depending on the issue you are working on and how deeply rooted it is, the results may be immediate after the first session or it may take several sessions for you to start to see the results you desire.
My friends and co-workers say hypnotherapy is bad for you and a waste of time and money, beside it "doesn't work." Is this true?
our friends and co-workers may mean well, but they are wrong! Skeptics are only expert in their limited frame of knowledge. Sometimes others subconsciously want to hold you back and keep you where you are in life. If you move forward and become successful, it may upset the current status quo - so they sabotage your efforts to change. Hypnotherapy works! What does it matter if they don't believe in hypnosis? It's you and your life that is important!