These commonly asked questions about hypnosis can be answered in one word: yes.
Is hypnosis real or is it an act? In reality, we are all capable of being hypnotized because the hypnotic state is naturally occurring. Hypnosis is a scientifically proven and naturally holistic approach to healing, change and self-exploration. Unlike what stage hypnosis may look like to the audience, you are aware of your surroundings and you remain in control at all times.
Hypnosis is a focused state that allows you to work more closely with your inner mind (subconscious/ unconscious); in fact, light hypnotic states (such as being absorbed in a fascinating movie or engaging in pleasant physical activity) are common everyday occurrences.
Hypnosis allows you to turn your focus inward so you concentrate on what you want to change in your life, the goals you want to achieve. For instance, it’s possible to focus solely on bodily functions, emotions, or changes in your body or life that you desire without being distracted by your conscious, analytical mind with the thoughts (usually negative) that typically interrupt your focus.
Whether IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), hot flashes, childbirth, pre- and post operative use, fears and phobias (such as going to the dentist or having surgery), there is a large body of medical research that supports the use of hypnosis.
Stress and anxiety are huge factors in reproduction and, like acupuncture, fertility hypnosis can elicit the powerful states of parasympathetic relaxation that result in benefits such as normalizing the blood pressure, reducing stress, improving immune system function, and promoting smooth muscle relaxation which has been shown to reduce uterine contractions during embryo transfer in IVF treatment.
Anxiety is unfortunately a growing problem these days and many experts believe it is a learned behaviour that stems from the subconscious mind. The primary job of the subconscious mind is to protect us, and as a result, it controls our thoughts, how we feel, our actions, even the decisions we make. The conscious, rational mind is an excellent mind, but when we are in fear, pain or distress, it takes a back seat. Hypnosis makes it possible to not only quickly get to the root cause of anxious feelings, but it can also safely and gently resolve old decisions and limiting beliefs, often in just a few appointments.
With hypnosis you are aware of your surroundings, but you are in a highly relaxed state of mind. The body and mind are completely at ease, which makes it possible to move to the subconscious, address automatic (and often negative) thoughts and explore emotions and experiences that shape our lives by bypassing critical thoughts, those that often control our everyday lives.
By re-programming unhealthy habits and negative thoughts it is possible to overcome your fears, sleep well if you’ve had problems sleeping, reduce or alleviate pain, improve fertility, lose weight, reduce hot flashes, and so much more.
The human mind is complex and fascinating, but we unfortunately do not often harness the power of our subconscious minds. As the subconscious mind is programmed to run 90 to 95 percent of our day, it benefits from “reformatting” it from time to time so that the goals of your inner mind match that of your conscious mind. Depending on your needs, it can be supportive to record the hypnosis component of the appointment on your phone. Additional recordings and print material are provided at your first appointment that assist your changes at the deeper subconscious level.
Hypnosis is not only an extremely powerful tool that can make positive change in all areas of your life, enhancing health and happiness, once your appointment is completed, you will leave feeling wonderfully refreshed and renewed.