Peace & Empowerment
"Your mind is
not a cage.
It is a garden,
and it requires
~ Libba Bray
Is hypnosis safe?
The short answer is a resounding YES! If you have epilepsy, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder or certain other diagnoses, hypnosis is best performed by a health professional familiar with you and the disorder. Barring the above, hypnosis is safe for all ages, especially evidenced by the fact that it is a naturally-occurring state of mind.
Common concerns about hypnosis include:
Being controlled by the hypnotist...
While in the hypnotic state, you are in control of your choices. You will behave only in accordance with your morals and can choose to accept or reject any imagery or suggestions given. The antics of stage hypnotism are misleading, causing people to believe that the hypnotist is controlling the participants. In truth, those on stage who are clucking like chickens are doing so because they choose to. They are willing participant making the most of the safe, supported, permissive opportunity and open state of mind.
Getting "stuck" in hypnosis...
This simply cannot happen. In addition to having me guide you out of the hypnotic state, you can always choose to bring yourself out of the state at any time. For example, if you were doing hypnosis and a smoke alarm went off, you would automatically alert yourself and respond appropriately.
Virtually everyone experiences hypnosis on a regular basis since it's one of the normal brain-body states. While some people will experience the hypnotic state more easily or more deeply than others, hypnosis is an innate ability we all have, and practice serves to enhance our ease of transitioning into this state of mind.
How many sessions will I need?
Because you are coming with unique issues and will respond in a unique way, it is impossible to predict how many sessions you will require in order to achieve your desired outcome. As a general rule, to address one concern using hypnosis it normally takes between 1 to 5 sessions.
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What is hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a natural state of mind that you experience many times a day, such as when you're reading, daydreaming, engrossed in a movie, performing a repetitive task, and sometimes while driving. In the professional setting, one can enter into this relaxed, receptive state intentionally with the assistance of the hypnotist.
The two major differences between the hypnotic state and your regular waking state of mind are:
a) In hypnosis, you are far more relaxed in all respects, and therefore more open to suggestions.
b) In hypnosis, though you are still aware of your surroundings, your focus becomes more concentrated, allowing you to attend more fully to your inner world, enabling you to better use your imagination, choice and perceptions to understand and alter your beliefs, experiences, thoughts and behaviours, including bodily processes that are normally under the jurisdiction of the subconscious mind.
How does hypnosis effect change?
1. Hypnosis enables you to deprogram yourself of the negative, limiting beliefs you learned in the past, and provides you with an opportunity to replace them with more healthy, helpful, empowering convictions. Because your subconscious mind governs beliefs and emotions (among other things), it serves as a dominant driving force of your life. It is what determines -- in great part -- what you think, feel, say, do and create in your life. Hypnosis is a powerful tool you can use to change your mind, and thus change your life experience!
2. Through guided imagery and the application of a variety of techniques, the hypnotic state is an optimal frame of mind in which to resolve persistent issues, heal past pain and orient yourself to new ways of experiencing life.
3. If you're looking to address a physical concern, such as chronic pain, fertility or another challenge, hypnosis has an excellent track record of effecting change. I have continuing education in hypnosis for pain management, fertility and childbirth, and I have helped people improve other physical conditions as well, such as coping well with surgery and improving sleep.
4. Regular relaxation and hypnotic practice enables you to automatically be more calm and centred, leading to improved decision-making, better sleep, greater health and an increased sense of peace and happiness. The positive side-effects of hypnosis make it one of most pleasurable measures you'll take to improve the quality of your life.
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