HEART – CENTERED HYPNOTHERAPY
What is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnosis is not therapy in and of itself. Rather, therapy can be conducted in hypnosis, which is known as hypnotherapy. Hypnosis is a state of relaxation and concentration at one with the state of heightened awareness induced by suggestion. It is a natural trance state, like daydreaming, when the mind is relaxed and focused, where time passes very quickly, accompanied by good feelings of deep relaxation of mind and body.
Hypnotherapy is a treatment that is based on the premise that the mind and body do not work in isolation. By sending the patient into a hypnotic state, the therapy aims to trigger the body’s mental and physical self-healing processes that lie in the subconscious.
When most people encounter the word hypnosis, a picture comes to their mind of a hypnotist swinging an object in front of their face, however, that is not how hypnosis works. Hypnosis is a state of deep relaxation in which the subconscious mind is extraordinarily receptive to positive thoughts and suggestions. It is not something a hypnotherapist does to you, but it is something you give to yourself. Through hypnotherapy, your fears, pains, anxieties, grief, and anger and subsequent behaviors can be modified to benefit you.
Anybody can allow himself or herself into a hypnotic state; it is not a sign of gullibility or suggestibility on the part of the client. Hypnotherapy induces a state of relaxation and concentration that is a natural manifestation of the mind at work. When you are hypnotized, you are in a tranquil state of relaxation. While in this state, your mind is permitting profitable and productive suggestion to be accepted. You are fully aware of what’s going on around you and you respond only to suggestions that are right for and benefit your beliefs. You cannot be induced to do anything against your will or to bring up issues you are not prepared to work through.
Common questions/concerns that are asked about Hypnotherapy include:
Are there some people who cannot be hypnotized?
Everyone is capable of sleep and trance experiences such as daydreaming and can therefore be hypnotized. Hypnosis is a natural state of mind.
Will I know and remember what has happened?
You will always be able to hear your therapist’s voice. You will always know that you are in the therapist’s room and will be able to speak during the session. You will always be able to wake yourself up if you want to. You will remember everything that happens. You will not be unconscious.
“I don’t want anyone else controlling my mind”
Hypnosis will enable you to control your own mind and body better. Hypnotherapy empowers the client. The answers are all within the person and hypnosis teaches the client to discover his or her own inner resources. Additionally, a person can always “reject “a suggestion if it is not in their best interest or violates their own value system. The power of hypnosis resides in the client, not in the hypnotherapist.
What if I can’t come out of it?
80% of the day we are going in and out of the subconscious mind. There has never been a documented case in HCH of anyone being unable to come out of hypnosis.
Are you going to make me cluck like a chicken?
This fear usually comes from watching a stage show hypnotist. In HCH you will never be asked to do something embarrassing, shaming, or that is against your value system.
What if I discover things I don’t want to know?
Your mind/body will only allow you to uncover subconscious material that you are capable of dealing with in current time. Most subconscious material, left undealt with can be likened to tooth decay. If the tooth decay remains, you never know when it will pop up and cause you pain. If you address it and bring it into consciousness you can release what is causing you physical, emotional and psychological pain and controlling your life.
How many sessions will I need?
Every hypnotherapist has their own way of approaching different symptoms and every client has their own way of approaching healing. On average, between six and eight hypnotherapy sessions might be expected for most issues. Often times, clients find it helpful to have “de-briefing” sessions in between hypnosis sessions to discuss changes and gauge progress.
In Heart Centered Hypnotherapy, I guide clients into a very relaxed and soothing, peaceful state of mind where they can do their best work. Typically we start with a physical or emotional symptom that is bothering the person in that moment. Clients are guided to visualize a safe and relaxing space and to visualize or experience a wise part of themselves that will be a resource for the client during sessions. Clients are regressed back in time at their own pace to time periods in their lives where these same emotions or symptoms were present or where the pattern first started. Once identified, clients are able to release those painful or confusing patterns via a variety of methods such as energetic tapping, mantra’s, imagery clearing, yelling into a pillow, hitting a pillow, etc. Old belief systems that developed back then and are no longer useful are identified and new conclusions are established and anchored in. Healing the wounded/inner child is often one of the most precious aspects of the sessions that clients report afterwards.
Sessions are generally 75 to 90 minutes (some sessions can run longer if necessary by the client) and cost between $95.00- $145.00
If you are interested in doing Heart Centered Hypnotherapy, please contact me. I would be happy to answer any questions you have and to help assist you on your healing path.