Hypnotherapy is the therapeutic application of natural trance states. It is a powerful form of communication that uses psychological procedures to generate healing and change. The medical use of hypnosis began thousands of years ago, and the hypnotic trance has been used ever since in many different forms.
We all experience trance every day in various forms. Have you ever driven home and not remembered how you got there? That’s hypnosis. Have you ever been so absorbed in a book, movie or computer game that you lost track of time? That’s hypnosis, too. Trance is natural and normal, and everyone can do it.
How will I know I’m hypnotized?
The hypnotist will gently guide you into trance. She will be able to tell that you are in trance by noticing the physical signs. From your perspective, the shift from your normal waking state into hypnosis will be virtually unnoticed. Once in trance, the therapist will help you work with your inner mind to help you make the changes you desire.
Will I lose control?
You won’t lose control. In hypnosis, you have complete control. You can choose to accept the hypnotic suggestions or not. If you feel uncomfortable, you can stop it at any time.
Will I say things I will regret?
You are in control of what you say at all times. If you wouldn’t tell me something in ordinary conversation, it’s highly unlikely you will say it in trance.
Will I remember the session?
After you emerge from hypnosis, it’s sometimes difficult to remember what we talked about while you were hypnotized. The hypnotist can give you specific suggestions to help you remember everything that happens during a session.
Is hypnosis sleeping?
No. Natural sleep is measurably different from a hypnotic trance, and you will not be asleep during the session. Hypnotized people might look as if they are sleeping, but they only profoundly relaxed.
What if I can’t be hypnotized?
Everyone can be hypnotized. In fact, the more intelligent the person is, the easier it is to hypnotize them. Modern induction methods are fast and reliable – no swinging watches, no staring eyes, just a gentle voice guiding you into a calming trance.
What if I don’t do it right?
Hypnosis is probably one of the most natural things you will ever do. All you have to do is to enjoy the experience of trance. You will find your mind drifting away as if in a dream. No thinking required. You don’t have to do anything except enjoy the experience.
What’s the next step?
Call or text Deb at 603-238-7260, to schedule an appointment.