What is Hypnosis
One way to view hypnosis is as a state of relaxed, concentration in which the conscious mind becomes remote or detached from every day cares and concerns. In this relaxed state the subconscious part of the mind is best able to respond creatively to suggestion and imagery. It can focus on the things you wish to change and on the ways you can best do so, free from critical or anxious thoughts.
You are, however, not asleep nor are you unconscious. You let things happen through your subconscious mind, rather than trying to make them happen with your conscious mind. Because you are relaxed or otherwise occupied mentally the suggestions given by the hypnotist will be acted upon more easily by the subconscious mind. Posthypnotic suggestions are those that will be carried out by you in a automatic way when you come out of the hypnotic state. Though some may need a conscious trigger to activate.
There are many misconceptions about hypnosis and many of these can be traced back to the use of hypnosis as a form of entertainment on stage or television shows by a stage hypnotist.
What is Hypnotherapy
Therapy is any procedure or practice that helps to change and overcome problems or symptoms. Hypnosis by itself is not therapy, but allows the client to apply their subconscious knowledge and resources to resolve their own problems. This makes therapy in hypnosis more effective in helping to create a long term change in a person’s attitudes and behaviors.
Hypnosis is not mind control, in fact the idea behind hypnotherapy is to give back control that people have lost, and which is causing habits, problems or symptoms to control their lives.
*Disclaimer: We cannot guarantee specific results. Results can vary from person to person.