Hypnotherapy is a treatment that is based on the premise that the mind and body do not work in isolation. By sending the patient into a hypnotic state, the therapist aims to trigger the body’s mental and physical self-healing processes that lie in the subconscious.
When undergoing hypnotherapy, patients are conscious and aware. Hypnosis is a state of relaxation and concentration at one with the state of heightened awareness induced by suggestion. It is a natural trance state, like daydreaming, when the mind is relaxed and focused, where time passes very quickly, accompanied by good feelings of deep relaxation of mind and body. It is probably one of the few times you are truly in control and where your mind is extremely receptive to the suggestions we give it.
Anybody can be sent into a hypnotic state. Hypnosis induces a state of relaxation and concentration that practitioners claim is a natural manifestation of the mind at work.
Hypnosis may feel similar to the state you experience as you are about to drift off into sleep.
While you are hypnotized, most people remain aware of the sound of my voice and awareness of the room around them. During this time, your senses are heightened. A smaller number of clients will go into a deeper state in which the sound of my voice may come in and out. Either level is fine. If there were an emergency, you would be able to get up and respond accordingly!
Although hypnosis may sometimes feel as if you are sleeping, you are not. I make sure that you are in the correct level of trance for optimal results. I am able to detect your level of trance through your breathing, responsiveness to suggestions, skin tone, energy, and body movement. I may occasionally ask you to indicate that you hear the sound of my voice by moving your index finger on your right or left hand. This allows me to gauge the level of trance without interrupting your trance state.
After your session, results will speak for themselves.