What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is simply a relaxed, meditative state of mind. Have you ever
driven home and realized you don't remember the drive? Have you ever been
lost in thought or told you look a million miles away? This is the
hypnotic state and we each slip in and out of it throughout each day.
brainwave is the state of alert wakefulness
and Theta brainwaves are states of relaxation and meditation
brainwave is the state of sleep
is the technique of inducing hypnosis through relaxation and then focusing
thoughts to achieve a heightened state of awareness in the subconscious mind. The subconscious mind is
where events, experiences, beliefs, emotions and habits are stored. By
accessing the subconscious mind negative thoughts, beliefs and habits can
be transformed into positive ones, healing many issues and behaviors in just a
few visits, much quicker than traditional talk therapy.
Myth #1: A person may get
"stuck" in the hypnotic state.
• Fact: The hypnotic state can be terminated
at will. It is as simple as opening your eyes.
Many people cannot be hypnotized
• Fact: 90% of all people can be hypnotized.
Those who "can't" subconsciously don't want to be hypnotized.
.Myth #3: Only the gullible or
weak-minded can be hypnotized
• Fact: It takes imagination and a
willingness to cooperate and take suggestions. The more intelligent and
imaginative you are, the easier it is to induce hypnosis.
You are unique and you need an
approach tailored to your exclusive needs.
It’s why pre-packaged, made-for -anybody hypnosis sessions don’t often
work. You are an individual with an
individual history of experiences and emotions, which must be addressed
specifically to your needs.
Hypnosis is an excellent tool for
re-learning. The subconscious mind
learns and re-learns by repetition.
After an extensive intake to determine what you are thinking that is not
working for you, together we develop the messages you want to
think. I relax you to a hypnotic state,
and speak those messages directly to your subconscious mind. I make a recording of this session so you can
take it home and listen to it daily, further enhancing and supporting the
learning and re-learning of your subconscious mind.
“Parts” is a convenient way of talking
about the experience we all have when our mind is divided in conflict. The word “part” refers to a certain set of
feelings or behaviors we have, that represent a “part” of us but not all of
us. Maybe you want to do one thing, but
you are not sure, and you possibly want to do something else. For example a part of you wants to commit to
a relationship and another part of you knows it’s an unhealthy choice. That can
sometimes create internal conflict. In
the hypnotic state, we dialog with the conflicting parts, validate them,
understand their motivation and then transform their behavior to work together
and mitigate the conflict. The process
often feels like negotiation and clients walk away with an incredible feeling
of empowerment and clarity to make the best choice.
Every experience is stored in the
subconscious mind and has the potential to shape in part or whole our
perceptions and responses to our world.
Memories of past events and exchanges are stored in your mind similar to
how data is stored on your computer’s hard drive— every data bit cataloged
several layers deep in subdirectories, directories and on standby for immediate
recall in the appropriate (or sometimes inappropriate) situation. The problem is, we often do not recall storing
the data bits in the first place, much less the programs they run on our hard
drive. Rather, we just suffer the effects of the program running. Regression is
like exploring the directories to isolate the initial sensitizing events or
relationships and dissolve the negative emotions and limiting beliefs connected
to them. Most of the time, this exploration takes us back to childhood events.
Sometimes it takes us back to birth, and even (if you are open to the idea)
back to a previous life. Whether real or metaphor, this exploration during hypnosis
allows a client the freedom to see events again, reframe the beliefs and
negative emotions associated with it and associate more positive and empowering
emotions moving forward. The happy result is a transformed physical and
emotional sensation associated with “yesterday” and transformed behavior “today.”
consists of intervals of deep breathing cycles designed to connect with and
release emotion stored throughout the body, and to connect negative emotion to
it's root cause. Breathwork safely floods the brain with
healthy oxygen, which allows the subconscious mind to access thoughts,
pains, memories and feelings that have been blocked by the conscious mind. It
allows them to come to the surface to be released, cleared or resolved.
This technique often helps the more analytical client get out of their head and
connect with emotion. It can be used alone, or as a powerful precursor
to regression work
Imagery and Virtual Protocols
subconscious mind cannot distinguish between an actual memory and an imagined
one. If you were to hear a story in the first person and use your
imagination to visualize it, your subconscious mind would not distinguish
between the story as you pictured it and a "real" event. It is
on this basis that Guided Imagery can create an imagined event that your
subconscious mind believes is real. The best example of this is the
Virtual Gastric ByPass Protocol for weight loss. In a hypnotic state, I
use imagery to guide you through a gastric bypass procedure; your conscious
mind knows you did not have the surgery but your subconscious mind believes you
have and will respond accordingly so you eat less, the same way you
would if you had had the actual surgery.
NLP NEURO=LINGUISTIC PROGRAMMING
is a set of verbal techniques that allows us to use the connection between the
neurological processes ("neuro"), language ("linguistic")
and behavioral patterns learned through experience ("programming"). NLP targets changes in thinking, behavior and perspective of past memories and
how the patterns from those past events are playing out in the current issue.
The goal is to change how the brain views the situation, so the client can
experience different and improved physiological and psychological associations
and achieve the desired outcome. It is not necessary to be in a hypnotic
state for NLP.