MORE ABOUT HYPNOSIS
Let’s start off with explaining the Conscious & Subconscious mind:
To understand the relationship of the conscious mind as it relates to the subconscious mind I will use this analogy.
Imagine the captain of a submarine as the conscious mind. The captain is the one who makes all of the decisions in regards to
destination and maneuvering. He is the only one who sees where he is going through the periscope. On the other hand, the large crew that are actually navigating the submarine would be similar to the subconscious mind. The crew react to all of the orders given by the Captain. Since they cannot see where they are going, they must rely completely on the decision making capabilities of the Captain. They are unable to make proper decisions on their own independently and their function is to simply react to the commands of the captain and follow his instructions.
This is how the mind works. The conscious mind is completely in charge and makes all the decisions. The purpose of the subconscious mind is to react immediately to the commands that are given to it from the conscious mind and rely on its decision making capabilities completely.
The subconscious mind is where the power comes from and without it the submarine will not function. The subconscious mind is subject to the conscious mind.
Back to Hypnosis:
All hypnosis is self hypnosis, in other words a therapist is like a GPS. We will give you instructions and you as the driver follow these instructions, but remain in control at all times, meaning that you can bypass my instructions if you wish.
What people don’t realise is that every one of us experiences a hypnotic state on a daily basis. From the moment you wake up in the morning until you go to sleep, you would have passed through numerous hypnotic phases where your mind is so focused on one thing that you are unaware of your surroundings. Like being engrossed in a book and not hearing someone calling your name. Or perhaps waking up in the middle of the night, thirsty, but not getting up to drink water. Your mind is awake and telling you to drink water, but your body is asleep. It is at this point that you are in a natural hypnotic state.
At this point your subconscious is highly receptive to suggestions, but only those that are acceptable to you.
As a Hypnotherapist, we am here to guide and help you to improve your life for the better. If you have the desire but not the willpower to make changes in your life, hypnotherapy can help you to achieve positive results.
Frequently Asked Q’s
Can anyone be hypnotised?
Yes, anyone can be hypnotised provided they want to be. Some may take longer or a few tries.
Are there any side effects?
Yes—but they are all positive! So you can go into a hypnosis session with one goal in mind and leave with much more! For example, you can just come to stop smoking (as one goal), but leave without your habit as well as feeling extra positive, less anxious or stressed and more confident. You can go about your normal day immediately after a session. It is a perfectly safe and natural way of using your own inner resources to reorganise your thoughts and behaviours to bring about beneficial change.
Will I be sleeping?
No, you are not asleep during hypnosis. You are fully aware of what is happening and can even move and talk in hypnosis. You can hear everything around you and sometimes your mind drifts off thinking about other things, like remembering to buy milk or putting the washing on. You give the impression of being asleep because you are so completely relaxed. Should you fall asleep, I will gently wake you up as otherwise the session might not be as effective.
Will you be able to control my mind?
No, hypnotherapy is all about you having more control of your own mind, so YOU are the one in control. Suggestions given to you are all positive and beneficial for you, however if you don’t agree with anything your mind would just reject it.
Can I reveal any secrets or tell you something I don’t want you to know?
No, as you are in control the entire time. If there is something that you prefer to keep private, then that is your choice.
Can I get stuck in a trance or in time?
No, it is impossible. You are able to come out of trance anytime you wish during a session, ending the hypnotic state immediately. Most of the time clients feel so relaxed that they wish they could have stayed in that wonderful state a bit longer, but they never stay in a trance.
Can a stage hypnotist control my mind?
No. A stage hypnotist specifically selects only those subjects who are highly suggestible. Volunteers know what they are letting themselves in for. They know they are going to be made an object of fun for entertainment purposes, but they are game for a laugh and happy to go along with it. If someone was dragged out of the audience against their will, then whatever the stage hypnotist tried would not work.