Some people are intrigued and immediately want a session.
They ask, “can you make me skinny?”, or “make me stop smoking?”
Some roll their eyes and say “I can’t be hypnotized”. A few are frightened by the prospect, thinking that it’s some kind of hocus pocus.
Part of the reason for the varied reactions is because of Stage Hypnotism. You know, those shows where the Hypnotist pulls people out of the audience and convinces them they are chickens, and so they act like chickens. People think that a hypnotist can program their mind to do things they wouldn’t normally do, or to change personality in some fundamental way. But none of that is true.
Most people are aware that hypnosis can help people with weight loss or smoking cessation. Habit changes like nail biting, or fears such as heights or flying are commonly addressed. But there is so much more.
How is it done?
The Hypnotist enables a client to suspend the chatter of their critical thinking mind for a short time by inducing a state of relaxation. During this time positive suggestions, agreed on and discussed ahead of time are made to the subconscious mind. These suggestions help change core beliefs and behaviour that affect your life in unwanted ways. Many times changes can occur in one session. For long standing issues it sometimes takes a few sessions and reinforcement over a time period of 30-40 days.
For those who say, “I cannot be hypnotized”, I say, you can’t be if you don’t want to be that is for certain. Type A personalities are quite often the quickest to go into a relaxed state and very successful at this type of treatment. For most varieties of treatment it is not necessary to be in a very deep trance, a relaxed state is adequate. With practice and instruction in self-hypnosis the technique becomes easier.
For those who say “I really want to change, I just cannot seem to for some reason”, hypnosis can work for you. It is safe and comfortable, and you will always in control while in a session. I am available here at Circle of Light Wellness Centre.
In the future I will post about the different varieties of Hypnosis sessions available and how they can help. If you have any questions, you can email me HERE.
'All That We Are Is The Result Of What We Have Thought'. ~Buddha