20 Feb An Educated Understanding of Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy
Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy can elicit a variety of responses when these techniques are mentioned in literature or in sessions. Some clients and readers are curious of the process to change behaviours and or habits, while others are scared of entering a zombie like trance state, where they have no control. This is partly due to the nature of Stage Hypnosis which makes someone do something silly or funny.
Parts of this article are not intended to debunk Stage Hypnosis in any way as the Hypnotists that do stage work are well trained and talented. The driving point here is to differentiate that Therapeutic Hypnosis/Hypnotherapy is not for entertainment purposes and is designed for habit, behaviour and healing. What seems to get rather confusing is that the word Hypnotherapy is Greek rooted and means to “sleep”. As someone who has studied the phenomenon of techniques, inductions and suggestion analysis around Hypnosis/Hypnotherapy, it makes complete sense. However in English symantec terms to someone that is not versed in these modalities, it would perhaps seem like it is something that happens when the lights go off at night and deep sleep occurs where there is no recollection of sounds or stimulus around the person.
So what is Hypnosis/Hypnotherapy? It is a deep relaxation state of focused concentration and awareness. It allows the conscious mind to be bypassed with access to the archival library storehouse of the subconscious. The conscious mind is the everyday part of our being that sends confusing messages of judgments, critical analysis and other varying negative statements. The relaxed state shuts these thoughts down and the implemented suggestions for change that are given by a trained professional administering these techniques eliminate unwanted behaviours, habits and improve relaxation.
"They are not in a state of unconsciousness and infact they may have more awareness of the sensory input around them during the scripting and suggestion phases of the sessions. Clients are not catatonic, they can speak, hear, cough, scratch and even open their eyes during a Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy session."
It is very important to understand that this process is most effective when there is a higher degree of willingness by the person to allow it to happen. Furthermore when someone is in Therapeutic Hypnosis/Hypnotherapy THEY ARE IN CONTROL. They are not in a state of unconsciousness and infact they may have more awareness of the sensory input around them during the scripting and suggestion phases of the sessions. Clients are NOT CATATONIC, they can speak, hear, cough, scratch and even open their eyes during a Hypnosis/Hypnotherapy session.
Hypnosis/Hypnotherapy is a non invasive modality and can be used for many different areas of ones life. Stress reduction, anxiety release, habit change such as quitting smoking, weight loss, phobias, optimal sports performance, accessing ones higher self through spiritual connection and pain management are some of the more popular behaviours and habits that people seek out at the Sanlyn Wellness Centre. If you are interested in exploring a Hypnosis/Hypnotherapy program, call or email for more information and to book a session.TAKE THE FIRST STEP