Guided Hypnosis is an incredibly powerful tool to support transformation into a new and more positive reality.
It bypasses the critical factor, the thinking or conscious part of the brain to communicate directly with the unconscious mind.
It is transformational in nature because it focuses on the things that generate actions, which moves you closer to your desired outcomes.
The focus of Guided Hypnosis is on the desired outcome or results. It focuses on exactly where you are in this present moment, how you want to be, where you want to be, and how you want to get there.
We look at specific beliefs and interpretations that you took on through family and cultural interactions that actually run your life.
They are so programmed that we don’t know they are there. We focus on what you are saying and we listen to the interpretations and meanings that interfere with your desires. What you think really does matter!
… and the results of effective hypnotherapy will allow you to release yourself from the bondage of emotional uncertainty, fear and being controlled by outdated thoughts, habits and beliefs.
Hypnosis empowers you to:
- Shift old habits or biases which no longer serve you
- Practice new ways of being that align you with your desires in order to reach your highest potential
- Take steps to shift your ways of being and acting to support your desired outcome
I am aligned with the knowing that we are all so much more than physical bodies, programmed egos, at the mercy of our thoughts and emotions. I know that each of us has incredibly powerful, unused resources.
I want to bring you to your highest potential, beyond fears and blocks. And, I tap into that richness through inquiry. When deep inquiry is met with curiosity and compassion, transformation occurs.
I will ask you to push beyond your comfort zone into unknown territory. Take actions that may seem unachievable and might be challenging. You will be asked to uncover and reveal so that you can heal.
I will stand beside you and take a look at what your world looks like through your eyes. Without judgment.
What is hypnosis?
Hypnosis can simply be defined as a state of heightened suggestibility in which you’re able to reprogram your mind and body for success. It’s an integrative process of rebuilding habits and behaviours, as well as emotions, beliefs, and feelings.
Have you ever found yourself completely immersed in an activity to the exclusion of everything else? That is a natural trance state. Common examples of this are while watching a movie and becoming transfixed in the plot. Or in working intently and finding that the last four hours have flown by without your conscious awareness. Perhaps you have been reading a book and been so transfixed that you did not hear someone come in and speak with you. Perhaps they surprised you or “woke” you from the state of mind and had to repeat their salutation to you.
Hypnosis is a naturally occurring state you’ve already experienced thousands of times. It is not manipulation, mind control, or magic. It simply is a tool that will allow you to tap into the power of your mind and take control of your life.
Can anyone be hypnotized?
Will I lose control?
No. Hypnosis is a state of mind that requires consent. You will be aware of what I am saying during the session, and cannot be made to do against your own morals. You cannot be made to tell secrets while experiencing hypnosis.
A common misconception of hypnosis involves a potential client thinking that they may be “too strong-willed” to be hypnotized. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. The stronger your ability to focus and concentrate, the faster and easier you will go into hypnosis.
Will I be asleep?
Is hypnosis dangerous?
What does it feel like?
Hypnosis is NOT a state of relaxation, but as many issues are related to stress or anxiety we often create a profoundly relaxed state to assist in making the changes. Most people report feeling very relaxed or pleasantly lethargic. Many clients are surprised at how “normal” the experience feels, as many have been conditioned by movies or television to think there is a “magic feeling” that suddenly washes over you.
Your mind will be alert and perceptive of the suggestions it is receiving. Your focus will be directly on your experience or the words of the suggestions you are receiving.
I have a friend who tried hypnosis, and they said it didn’t work – what happened?
The success of your experience is dependent on two factors – the client’s willingness for change and the skills of the hypnotist.
If the client doesn’t have an honest desire for change, such as a smoker who is only seeing a hypnotist at the urging of a spouse, they are not prepared to accept the suggestions for positive change. If, however, the smoker is fed up with the habit and no longer wants the cigarettes to be a part of their life, they are primed for success.
Hypnosis is not a “one size fits all” process. Your hypnosis experience at Guided Hypnosis will include a pre-session interview in which we will identify your goals and custom-design a program for your success.
How long does it take?
Rapid change is possible with hypnosis. Sessions are scheduled for 60-90 minutes. You will probably have a distorted sense of time. You will feel like you have been hypnotized for just a couple minutes, even though the hypnotic process is usually 30-45 minutes of our time together.
Our clients are scheduled for a brief series of sessions, as our goal is to provide you with the most effective hypnotic process in the most efficient use of your time. This model allows for an effective series of sessions with continued reinforcement, self-hypnosis training, and proper customization for your unique set of needs.
Most people begin to experience benefits from the very first session, though hypnosis is a process