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What is hypnosis?
Hypnosis is known as a state of focused attention that bypasses the critical conscious mind, in order to reach the subconscious mind. The subconscious mind contains all of your memories of and all of your life experiences. The subconscious mind is the part of you that holds the key to your beliefs, expectations, attitudes, emotions, and in turn, behavior. Past life regression is a method of hypnosis that enable the client to view or re-experience segment of a "past life". AsQuantum Physics shades doubts on the reality of time, we need to wonder what are pastlives?With this concept in mind, I began to see pastlives as expressions of our soul, which I call aspects of the Soul. Read more...
Integrative Energy Medicine support the realease of unwanted pattern of energy in the physical, emotional and mental field. At any point during the hypnosis session I may use one or more technique to help the client release unwanted behaviour or pattern of thoughts. EFT may be used to release emotions locked in the meridian system, Shamanic techniques may be used to help in the recall or release, Reiki may be used to sooth the client during a difficult release or processing of emotion or pattern of thoughts.
Does Hypnosis works?
Over the past 30 years, numerous studies have been conducted attesting the effectiveness of hypnosis in helping with addiction, phobia, pain relief, weight loss, emotional, physical and mental traumsa as well as changing behavioral patterns.
Dozens of studies show sucess with hypnosis
90.6% Success rate for smoking cessation using Hypnosis —University of Washington School of Medicine, 2001.
Hypnosis more effective than drug interventions for smoking cessation. — Ohio State University, College of Nursing.
87% Reported abstinence from tobacco use with Hypnosis. — Adkar Associates, Inc., Bloomington, Indiana, 1994.
81% Reported they had stopped smoking after Hypnosis. — Texas A&M University, 2004.
The Hypnotherapy Session
The hypnotherapist consults with the client to determine the nature of problem.
Prepares the client to enter hypnotic states by explaining how hypnosis works and what the client will experience. She tests the client to determine his degrees of physical and emotional suggestibility.
Then the hypnotherapist induces a taylored hypnotic state in the client to increase motivation or alter behavior pattern using individualized methods and techniques of hypnosis based on interpretation of test results and analysis of client's problem.
At the end of the first session the client is trained in self-hypnosis conditioning which use auto-suggestion to support the desire change in behavior or thought pattern.
Three session are recommended for any issue. After sessions two and three the client is given additional self hypnosis training to support the voluntary repatterning. Self hypnosis is often used to increase motivation for a diet, quit smoking, or reduce stress. The cost of a session is $100.
Hypnosis, NLP and EFT
Hypnosis and NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) both work to release patterns of thoughts and emotions or flase beliefs which generate over time unwanted behaviors such as phobias and/or addictions. EFT ( Emotional Freedom Technique) is use to release negative pattern of energy from the body by tapping on specific point along the meridian system.
Techniques used in Hypnosis
The state of hypnosis is normally preceded by a "hypnotic induction" technique to help the subject reach a "hypnotic trance" which is a state of focused yet expanded awareness. Induction techniques are various and chosen with care to help the client relaxed into the state of hypnosis. A popular method is the eye-fixation technique or the arm dropping associated with repeated sentence to facilitate a relaxed state and ease the client in a comfortable state of hypnosis.
- Age regression - by returning to an earlier ego-state the patient can regain qualities they once had, but have lost. Remembering an earlier, healthier, ego-state can increase the patients' strength and confidence.
- Revivification - remembering past experiences can contribute to therapy. For example; the hypnotist may ask "have you ever been in trance?" and then find it easier to revive the previous experience than attempt inducing a new state.
- Guided imagery - a method by which the subject is given a new relaxing and beneficial experience.
- Visualization - being told to imagine or visualize a desired outcome seems to make it more likely to actually occur
- Parts therapy - a method pioneered by Charles Tebbetts to identify conflicting parts that are damaging the well being of clients, then helps those parts negotiate with each other through the therapist to bring about a resolution.
- Confusion - a method developed by Milton H. Erickson in which the subject is more likely to be receptive to indirect suggestion due to an altered state of confusion.
- Repetition - the more an idea is repeated the more likely it is to be accepted and acted upon by the patient.
- Direct suggestion - suggesting directly. "You feel safe and secure".
- Indirect suggestion - using "interspersal" technique and other means to cause effect.
- Mental state - people are more receptive while relaxed, sleeping, or in a trance.
- Hypnoanalysis - the client recalls moments from his/her past, confronting them and releasing associated emotions, similar to psychoanalysis.
- Post-hypnotic suggestion - a suggestion that will be carried out after the trance has ended. "When you re-awaken you will feel refreshed and happy!"
The Myths behind Hypnosis.
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