What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis brings about deep relaxation and an altered state of consciousness known as a trance. Many people routinely experience a trance-like state while they are watching television or are driving on the highway and miss their exit.
Do you Lose Control When Under Hypnosis?
Under hypnosis you do not lose control of your mind or free will. On the contrary, during hypnosis, a person’s body relaxes while his or her thoughts become more focused and attentive. You are always conscious while under hypnosis, you are in total control.
What Does Hypnosis do?
Like other relaxation techniques, hypnosis decreases blood pressure and heart rate, and alters certain types of brain wave activity. In this relaxed state, a person will feel very at ease physically yet fully awake mentally. In this state of deep concentration people are highly responsive to suggestion. The combination of deep relaxation, guided imagery and suggestion, is a powerful combination that can result in significant symptom reduction and behavioral change.
What Symptoms and Behaviors Can Hypnosis Treat?
If you are trying to quit smoking, for example, a therapist’s suggestion may successfully convince you that in the future you will have a strong dislike for the taste of cigarettes. Or, if you are a compulsive eater, hypnosis can condition you to eat smaller healthy meals and reduce snacking. People who have panic attacks, through hypnosis can learn cognitive techniques to alleviate anxiety associated with driving over a bridge or irrational fears of getting stuck in an elevator or on a plane. Hypnosis can assist in the treatment of conditions such as addictions, insomnia, irrational fears, pain management, past trauma, psycho-somatic complaints, smoking, and stress and weight loss. Hypnosis is very help for treating panic attacks and other forms of anxiety when other types of treatments have failed.
How is your Hypnosis different?
My technique is different because I have an integrative approach. Which means I have a look at all aspects of your life and integrate different modalities to achieve your goals. For example, if you are looking to lose weight, I may help you with nutrition planning. My diverse skill set allows me to customize a plan for each client.
Many examples of the utilization of hypnosis to gain control of physical or emotional problems are:
Health & Prevention
- quit smoking
- weight control
- hair pulling
- speech problems
- self-esteem/ego strengthening
- memory/concentration improvement.
- Chronic pain
- cancer pain
- anesthesia and surgery
- psychosomatic disease
- preparing for surgery
- high blood pressure
- diabetic treatment compliance
- stress management and much more.
- Fear of dentistry
- dental surgery
- control of bleeding
- tongue biting
- saliva control
- ease of dentures and general oral hygiene.
- Sports enhancement
- improve study habits
- test anxiety
- enhance immune system
- sleep better
- road rage
- resolve inner conflicts, and healing from within.
The purpose of hypnosis as a therapeutic technique is to help you understand and gain more control over your behavior, emotions or physical well-being.” -The Mayo Clinic
“I frequently refer patients to Hypnotherapists because I have seen it produce excellent results in many illnesses…” – Andrew Weil M.D. clinical professor of medicine at the University of Arizona and director of its Program in Integrative Medicine.
“The body has ways of communicating. Certain systems communicate with each other in the body. They do this using certain chemical, or what we call mediators…For example, the immune system.. You can use the visualization or imagery to step up the body’s production of those signals to soup up the immune system to go and do what it needs to do. -Ben Kigler, M.D. Albert Einsten college of Medicine