What is hypnosis?

Hypnotherapy provides natural and predictable results. The experience can be described as a guided daydream or the achieving of a calming and deep meditation with amazing and predictable results. The process is simple. Your Hypnotherapist will assist you by using an induction. There are many styles of inductions, and they generally consist of a series of repetitive statements that suggest relaxation. You are aware during the whole process; therefore, hypnosis is really self-hypnosis. The Hypnotherapist merely guides the individual in the process. Anyone can benefit from a hypnotherapy session.

What does hypnosis feel like?

Think of a time when you tried to get the attention of a person in the middle of a good movie or checking email on the computer. Hypnosis feels very similar to the state of being ‘zoned out’ in front of the TV or Computer. It happens easily through natural relaxation and focus of attention.  You are aware and alert and if you need to get up or interrupt yourself you can – but you are focused intently on what you are doing. The more you allow yourself to relax and focus your attention on the suggestions given (just like when you are watching a movie following the story), the more receptive you will be to that suggestion – and the more likely you are to agree with and act on that suggestion. Of course, any suggestion you don’t agree with will simply be rejected. You can always reject any suggestion give to you that you don’t wish to re-enforce.

Like anything else, the more you practice going into hypnosis the easier it becomes and before long you’ll get very good at going into hypnosis whenever you want – whether it’s in a session with your hypnotherapist or at home using an autogenic self-hypnosis program. Live & customized sessions with a qualified and specialist hypnotherapist are always best though.  It allows your hypnotherapist to tailor the program specifically to your special & unique needs so you can get the most from your experience. Suggestions given to you in a way that accurately reflects the way you’re perceiving the problem, and that follow your unique decision making process will make the hypnosis program more effective. Private sessions are completely focused on your particular situation.  As a result, they are more engaging, more personalized, more fun, and ultimately more effective.

Does hypnotherapy really work?

Hypnotherapy was approved by the American Medical Association in 1958 for over 800 uses. It is proven to overcome pain, improve memory and concentration, conquer bad habits, and free you from fears, phobias, panic, anxiety, insomnia, headaches, depression and low energy. It can empower you to heal emotional trauma and accomplish your goals. It is useful in every area of self-improvement.

How does it work?

With the amount of information available today, inability to take positive actions is rarely a result of not knowing what to do.  In fact, when it comes to losing weight or quitting smoking most people know exactly what to do. The problem is doing it consistently. Some pills and drugs provide temporary relief, but the effects only last as long as the drug itself, and in many cases the side effects are far-reaching and unknown. Anyone can bend their will for a short period of time if it’s important enough but even then it’s often uncomfortable, even painful, and very difficult to maintain – especially if something doesn't change at a deeper level of the mind. Reading a book about a new diet or an article on the negative effects of tobacco will never provide a lasting change unless the material actually causes you to shift your beliefs and attitudes about the behavior permanently. These attempts only work on the level of the conscious mind, what we are aware of, and it requires constant attention.  Any change on this level won’t feel natural and is likely to be forgotten soon after something else grabs your attention. Hypnosis goes right to the heart of the matter.  It deals directly with habits and the underlying beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors behind them.

In order to really understand the phenomenon of hypnosis – it’s important to first dispel a few of the myths. It’s not sleep, because you’ll most likely be awake and alert the entire time – though it’s common for your attention to drift periodically during a session.  Usually, the only people who actually fall asleep are those individuals who are very tired, or have a habit of falling asleep when watching a movie. Second, it’s not mind control – it cannot make you do something you don’t want to do.  Neither the hypnotherapist, nor the hypnosis can make you re-enforce decisions you do not wish to make. Instead, Hypnotherapy is a powerful tool that can assist you in re-enforcing and strengthening decisions you've already made for yourself and that you want to re-enforce. When you utilize it properly, you can gain significant leverage over unhealthy, unproductive, or unwanted habits.  Especially the ones you often do without thinking – only to catch yourself after the fact. 

Hypnosis helps you gain control  Using this receptive and unique state of mind, it is possible for the hypnotist to assist you in realizing your own ideals and map a means to achieving them. It puts you back in the driver’s seat.

How do I know if I can be hypnotized?

Generally, there are only three types of people that cannot be hypnotized:

  • A person in a psychotic process or with a thought disorder
  • A person with unusually low IQ
  • A person who really does not want to be hypnotized

The truth is: All hypnosis is self-hypnosis. Three conditions must be met for a person to benefit from hypnosis:

  • Agree to be hypnotized
  • Participate in the process with their full attention
  • Be able to use their imagination or improvise

Hypnotizability is a sign of intelligence and was used extensively by such artists as Aldous Huxley and Mozart. Learn to navigate in that "in-between", dream-like state, which is part of the normal repertory of human consciousness, and you will be amazed at your hidden abilities and strengths! In a private one on one session, it just becomes a question of how deep are you willing to go in the presence of another person. Most people readily outsource their daily trance to the biggest hypnotizer of all time: television. And with 60% of TV commercials about junk food, it is no wonder why so many Americans are overweight. 

Can I be made to do anything against my will?

Absolutely not. You could never be made to do anything against your will or contrary to your value system. For young people, peer pressure is much more dangerous! You would not unknowingly reveal your deepest secrets either; it is even possible to lie in hypnosis, which is why legal testimony using hypnosis is not permissible evidence in a court of law. A person will only act upon suggestions that serve them in some way or reinforce an expected behavior, anything else their subconsciousness will just ignore. Most people develop these misperceptions from seeing or hearing about stage hypnosis shows, which are done for entertainment purposes only.

How many sessions will I need?

Hypnotherapy techniques and methods we incorporate are customized and very much targeted for your specific need, and therefore is NOT long term therapy. Most people only need, on average, 1 to 6 sessions for a specific issue. We recommend that clients plan on at least 2 sessions, particularly for those who are completely new to hypnotherapy. Although hypnotherapy often provides quick results, some of our clients enjoy the process so much and choose to continue and work on other things, or simply schedule regular hypnotherapy sessions as part of an ongoing health and wellness program.

Why Should I Choose Hypnosis?

Simply put, hypnotherapy is a very relaxed state where your mind is focused and receptive to suggestions that allow you to change your unwanted thoughts and behaviors. And it's completely natural, using your own mind to achieve results!

Hypnosis can be used to treat a wide range of issues, including: smoking cigarettes, overeating and/or appetite for unhealthy foods, insomnia, depression, stress & anxiety, fears & phobias, low self-esteem, lack of motivation & procrastination, chewing or biting nails, pulling hair, picking at skin, stuttering, bed-wetting, unhealthy sexual functioning, and compulsive spending. Hypnosis can also be used to reinforce healthy behaviors, gain better habits, boost memory, enhance performance at work and/or school, find clarity & vision, boost creativity, develop intuition, and aid in relaxation.

...all of these things can be achieved naturally with the assistance of hypnotherapy.

What is a Life Coach?

Life coaches develop programs that are designed to empower you in the most important areas of your life. Each person possesses potential for greatness in every aspect of his or her life. Life coaching is the means to tap into these potentials, passions, and resources resulting in higher levels of success in relationships, career, and family. 

Together we will see where you are in your life and find the gaps that are holding you back.  We will then create a custom game plan and customized time line for you that will get you to where you want to go! 

By working with a Coach on a consistent basis, and taking smart, persistent action, you will accomplish things in your life that you never thought were possible.  A Coach will help you clarify your goals and find any limiting beliefs you may have.  We will help you recognize any negative language and behavior patterns and give you the tools to help you change them.  We will help you kick procrastination to the curb and create a new you that you will absolutely love!  When appropriate, we will guide you through Hypnotherapy techniques that will affect positive change and get you to the life you have always imagined.

LIFE CELEBRATION CELEBRANT

There are several instances where a celebration can be conducted other than at the funeral.  Imagine a Living Life Tribute while the person is still with us.

Families can feel overwhelmed with the task of writing a traditional eulogy. I can walk them through their memories by asking questions and being in the midst of them sharing their memories with each other.  From this conversation, the person’s story emerges.

FUNERAL GUIDE

We will interview the family about what they want for their loved ones remains, picking the right funeral home and disposition, helping with paper work and obituary.