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Hypnosis For Change

By In Meditation On November 04, 2010

What’s keeping you from being the person that you want to be?

Perhaps you haven’t been able to lose the weight you would like, stop smoking or learn to ‘let go.’ What could you accomplish in your life if you had less fear, anger, guilt or higher self-esteem?

Hypnosis is a very powerful tool for change.

It can be used to help with relaxation, for becoming more positive or for taking control of your life. Helping you take control of the challenges in your life can sometimes mean re-inventing yourself. Identifying the things about yourself that you would like to change and taking steps to put those changes into place.

About the sessions with Carol Waters:
The first hypnosis session is approximately two hours in length. We will identify the life issues that you are currently facing and create a plan for you to begin the process of healing and change.

Your follow up sessions are recommended to reinforce the changes that you want to make, you should schedule those appointments the day of your first session. The number of sessions will vary for everyone. Motivation is a key factor in the success of your goals. If you do nothing, then ‘nothing’ is the result that you will continue to live with.

Preparing for Surgery?
It is normal to feel anxious or overwhelmed. Hypnosis can help you better meet the challenges of your upcoming surgery.

With hypnosis you can learn to:

  • Feel calmer before surgery
  • Have less pain afterwards
  • Recover more quickly
  • Use less pain medication

A review of medical literature documents that people who prepare for an operation have less pain, fewer complications and recover sooner. This study was done by Drs. Malcom Rogers and Peter Reich at Harvard Medical School.

Schedule your appointment for a Hypnosis Session. Call 904-276-3116 or email us if you have any questions.

Q: What exactly is hypnosis?
A: Hypnosis is a state of fixed or focused concentration in which you allow yourself to become highly responsive to suggestions. The suggestions given must be true and believable to you for your subconscious mind to adopt the suggestions. Although deep relaxation is strongly recommended, anyone who has difficulty in becoming totally relaxed, will still be able to benefit from hypnosis. The senses become very alert in hypnosis and the subconscious mind becomes relaxed and open to accept helpful and beneficial suggestions. Many people don’t realize that daydreaming, fantasizing and driving a car on “autopilot” are all examples of light states of hypnosis. The person in hypnosis is in control at all times. If at any time you hear anything that makes you uncomfortable, you simply open your eyes.

Q: How does hypnosis work?
A: Our minds work on two levels: the conscious and unconscious. Usually our conscious minds are in control while we make decisions, think and act. The conscious mind filters, and edits processed information passing it on to the subconscious mind. The subconscious mind controls our habits. During hypnosis, we let the subconscious mind be in control. As a result, the judgmental, conscious mind is bypassed and goes directly to the subconscious so that beliefs, habits and behaviors can be modified according to the wishes and desires of the client. That’s why it can be so quick to change habits and beliefs that have been around for a lifetime.

Q: Do people in hypnosis have full control?
A: Yes, absolutely! There must be 100% consent for hypnosis to work. Therefore, a hypnotist cannot hypnotize you unless you want to be hypnotized and are in total agreement. All hypnosis is “self-hypnosis.” You the client, are allowing the hypnotist to guide you into the hypnosis state. Even while under hypnosis, you are still free to reject or receive any suggestion at any time. You are in complete control during the hypnosis process, and will not do or say anything that you don’t want to do or that is against your will or would not normally do. Nobody can be forced into hypnosis. It’s a very safe, powerful, and effective tool to reinforce the changes you want to make for yourself. These can be weight-loss, reducing stress, increasing self-confidence or anything that keeps you from being the person that you want to be. However, remember: hypnosis only works if these are changes you want for yourself. If a spouse, family member or friends are pressuring you to use hypnosis and you are just going along to please them, even the most experienced hypnotist will not be able to help. Motivation is the key to making the changes that you are looking for.

Q: What does hypnosis feel like?
A: Everyone is unique and experiences hypnosis differently. Most people feel very relaxed and at ease. You are aware of everything that goes on around you. Even though the experience is different for everyone, most people agree that hypnosis is a very pleasant state of deep inner calm and physical relaxation.

Q: What can hypnosis be used for?
A: Hypnosis can be used for many things such as learning new coping strategies, increasing motivation, eliminating bad habits, clarifying personal and professional goals and creating positive behavioral changes and healthier lifestyles.

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