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Hypnotherapy is the use of hypnosis by a trained hypnotherapist to help a person to make positive changes in their life. The use of hypnosis allows the hypnotherapist to bypass the critical areas of the conscious mind and access the subconscious mind directly. All our learned behaviors and habits, either good or bad, reside in the subconscious mind. Hypnosis speeds up the process of positive change since the hypnotherapist is working directly with the subconscious mind. Old unwanted negative associations and patterns of behavior can easily be removed and replaced with positive beneficial ones. What is the difference between hypnosis and hypnotherapy? Hypnosis is a natural state of mind in which the subconscious mind opens up, becoming very suggestible to new ideas. Hypnotherapy is the process of using hypnosis by the trained hypnotherapist to help a person make positive, desired life style changes. What are the areas in which hypnotherapy is helpful? Hypnotherapy can help you to make changes in practically any area of your life. Any bad habits or unwanted behaviors can easily be changed into more positive ones. Fears and phobias can be eliminated. You can easily stop smoking, lose unwanted weight, improve your study habits or become more successful. It is entirely up to you what issue you want to work on. You can always contact Kevin to discuss your particular issue and find out if hypnotherapy will help you. How do I know that I can be hypnotized? If you are intelligent, able to focus and concentrate and want to be hypnotized, then you can be. It's up to you. How well does hypnotherapy work? A comparison study: Psychoanalysis: 38% recovery after 600 sessions Behavior Therapy: 72% recovery after 22 sessions Hypnotherapy: 93% recovery after 6 sessions -American Health Magazine "I intend to live forever. So far, so good." -- Steven Wright
If the issue is a behavior or habit you want to change. Hypnotherapy is used for behavior modification and life style improvements . Which of the two is stronger . but it takes a lot longer to do than using hypnotherapy. Hypnosis. thus bypassing the conscious mind entirely. learned behaviors and attitudes reside. "Talk therapy" accesses your conscious mind. The choice is yours . habits.the 20% conscious mind or the 80% subconscious mind? If the negative behavior or bad habit is deeply rooted in your subconscious mind or you have had it for many years. like seeing a doctor. It may be an . There are many reasons (both conscious and subconscious) as to why we behave the way we do.change and improve your life for the better or don't." along with logic and reasoning resides within your conscious mind. psychologist or psychiatrist? No. If you really don't want to give up that bad habit or change. quick. "Will power. All habits. It's up to you! Why use hypnosis when I have my "will power"? "Will power" or desire alone is often not enough or sufficient to change a long standing or deeply ingrained habit or behavior. attitudes and beliefs reside in the subconscious mind. Your conscious mind consists of only about 20% of your total mind power. but in some cases. If you are serious and really want to work on the issue and improve your life. You will just end up sabotaging yourself and remain where you are at.Does hypnotherapy work for everybody? This depends entirely upon you. learned behaviors. you will need to access the subconscious mind to affect the necessary changes. your "will power" itself can be detrimental. patterns and attitudes reside within the domain of your subconscious mind. Hypnotherapy accesses the subconscious mind directly. Any changes made can be scary . losing weight or stopping smoking. "Will power" or sheer determination can help you to accomplish your goal. Your conscious mind can sabotage your "will power" so you won't be able to change. The remaining 80% of your mind power is your subconscious mind. can speak directly to the subconscious mind where all the habits. Does hypnotherapy replace more traditional practices. Most of us become "comfortable" in our position in life. not your subconscious mind.like stopping biting one's fingernails.to keep you where you are so you remain in your current comfort zone.so sometimes the conscious mind will sabotage you . Isn't traditional "talk therapy" just as effective? This depends upon the nature of the issue you are working on. All learned behaviors. when used by a trained hypnotherapist. This is a very effective. and just are not being entirely honest with yourself. then hypnotherapy will not be as effective for you. and easy path to success. then your "will power" alone won't be strong enough to change or eliminate it. You can make changes using "talk therapy". then hypnotherapy will work wonders.
What if I am on medication? Can I still use hypnosis and hypnotherapy? Absolutely. You need to see a "specialist" . on the other hand. Most of us may be aware we have an issue in our lives we want to change. You need to go to someone who knows what they are doing to get the problem fixed. but the purpose of each discipline is different. Why don't more people use hypnosis or get hypnotherapy sessions? Up until recently. you may be able to reduce your need for medication.what it is or isn't. You are taken into the hypnotic state. do most people try to fix it themselves if they have no working knowledge about cars or computers? You would only make things worse if you tried to take it apart. Yoga and meditation also take you into the hypnotic state. and then taken completely out of hypnosis. Depending on the nature of the problem and the reasons why you are taking the medication. You are in your current state because you have created it for yourself. losing weight and stopping smoking. Can't I do this myself? Why do I need to see a hypnotherapist or have sessions? No. People use these to be able to focus. The state of hypnosis is induced by the hypnotherapist to work on a specific issue to make a particular change in your life. most of the general public has been in the dark concerning hypnosis and the benefits of hypnotherapy. Hypnotherapy. you go to the dentist. The majority of people who learn about the benefits of hypnotherapy are eager to try it.a trained hypnotherapist who can help you overcome your specific issue. If you think that hypnotherapy might help you. concentrate better and relax. Most of us would fix ourselves if we knew how.adjunct to traditional medical or psychological treatments. It's a matter of educating people about hypnotherapy and its benefits. including pain control. If your car or computer is broken. You can contact Kevin to discuss this and find out if you will benefit by hypnosis. Many people just are not aware that hypnotherapy is available to help them overcome their issues. Is this the same thing? No. Why continue to suffer from an issue when you can change it? When you have a cavity. Hypnotherapy and hypnosis can help many areas. but it is not meant to be a replacement. but we aren't born with the knowledge how to fix it. insomnia. to name a few. I practice meditation and do yoga. is goal-orientated. There are a lot of misconceptions in circulation about hypnosis . . Yoga and meditation are a form of hypnosis since you are focusing your mind and energies. contact Kevin to see if you will benefit.
" Is this true? Your friends and co-workers may mean well. please consult your doctor before using any of these products. psychosis. Sometimes people are so happy with the results they have achieved. It can vary anywhere from 1 session in average to 12 sessions to change that particular issue. Hypnotherapy is not suitable if you have or have ever suffered from personality disorders.so they sabotage your efforts to change. beside it "doesn't work. How soon will I see the results? Depending on the issue you are working on and how deeply rooted it is. Hypnotherapy works! What does it matter if they don't believe in hypnosis? It's you and your life that is important! Who should not use hypnosis? Those with any mental illness. it may upset the current status quo . then Kevin is available for hypnotherapy sessions via the telephone. Sometimes others subconsciously want to hold you back and keep you where you are in life. The number of sessions it will take can not be determined until the initial consultation and you are put into hypnosis. that they continue with hypnotherapy and work on other issues. neither should hose with special needs. clinical depression or epilepsy. It's all up to you! My friends and co-workers say hypnotherapy is bad for you and a waste of time and money. but they are wrong! Skeptics are only expert in their limited frame of knowledge. What if I can't take time off work to come in for sessions? I am very busy. If you move forward and become successful. Are you too busy to work on yourself? Do you value yourself so little? If you are unable to come in for private hypnotherapy sessions. the results may be immediate after the first session or it may take several sessions for you to start to see the results you desire. You also can take advantage of the Total Power Programming Hypnosis CDs you can listen to at home. injury or disease should not use hypnosis. Cost will be determined based on the nature of the issue and sessions required. If in any doubt.How many sessions will it take and how much will it cost? This depends entirely upon the nature of the issue. who require personal attention. . how long you have had it and how serious you are in working on it.
The average number of sessions required is two or three. Who can be hypnotised? Just about everyone if they choose. Is hypnotherapy safe? Yes. There are also many extra advantages to Hypnosis . trance (altered state of consciousness) is part of everyday life. while still others may feel like they were floating – it is best not to have any preconceived ideas and just experience the sessions in your own unique way. restored and absolutely ready to face any challenges that life may throw at you. Most find it extremely pleasant. Some may feel no difference at all. problems are usually resolved very quickly with Hypnotherapy. Tinnitus. We are already proficient in its use.What is it like to be hypnotised? In experiencing altered states it should be acknowledged that trance (altered state of consciousness) is slightly different for everyone. natural part of human experience. we simply don’t recognise it. while others may feel very heavy and deeply relaxed. No one goes against their own unique code of behavior in hypnotherapy Are there any side effects? No. After Hypnosis you will feel refreshed. The altered state of consciousness is an individual and personal experience. Can I be forced into trance? No. enjoyable and relaxing. saying they’ve never felt so agreeably relaxed and comfortable before. It is a state of mind that needs your co-operation. if you listen as a passenger in a car. High Blood Pressure and IBS. Unlike counselling and many other therapies. It is a safe.many examples of people receiving Hypnotherapy for one particular issue. . Always protected by our subconscious.this includes Vertigo. Note: Hypnotherapy is not stage hypnosis. use a personal CD player with headphones. then finding that not only has that been solved but other health problems have disappeared too . Important: Because these CDs guide you into a deeply relaxed state. it is very important that you DO NOT listen to them while driving a car or operating machinery. How long does it take? Sessions last for approximately one hour and results can often be seen after just one session.
the terms hypnosis and hypnotherapy are used interchangeably throughout this site. A person who provides hypnotherapy is a hypnotherapist. Hypnosis may be used just to be put into the state of relaxation only. The hypnotherapist usually provides in-depth consultation and inquiry sessions prior to the actual therapy sessions in order to provide the best possible care to the patient. the subconscious mind makes a mental picture and solves the problem since it cannot distinguish reality. The subconscious mind responds very well to images and metaphor which can represent facets of the individual’s life or problems. Hypnosis as used by professionals is not to be confused with stage hypnosis. a substitute for professional medical care. which is entirely different from this discussion and is employed as entertainment rather than therapeutic. By using these visualizations. meditation. endure medical procedures when medication is contraindicated. Hypnotherapy uses hypnosis as a therapy to help individuals improve their lives whether it be just general relaxation or stress reduction. Hypnotherapy is NOT however. reduce symptoms of functional disorders or just general well-being. No specific behavior or change is targeted. Solely for ease of use. Meditation can be a form similar to self-hypnosis where the mind goes to a slower level for inner calm and insight but the individual is not being guided. or for other medical or emotional concerns. certifications and qualifications in mind sciences and therapy as well as counseling skills in addition to hypnotherapy. visualization. It can also be a form of prayer. Many work in liaison with physicians who refer their patients for further care. but rather a complement to it. or as a therapy to help change behavior. Guided Imagery or visualization are processes used by hypnotherapists to help their patients resolve issues or improve their health. though this term sometimes has bad connotations due to stage and theatrical hypnosis. etc. hypnotherapy. Generally a person who administers hypnosis is a hypnotist. and usually has additional professional training. it will take the images as a means to improve and move forward with suggestions made. .What is the difference between hypnosis. cope with trauma. such as helping individuals reduce pain. or to feel pleasant. and relaxation techniques? Hypnosis is the method used to put yourself (or with the help of a therapist) into a relaxed state of consciousness that is common to everyone everyday. guided imagery.
and is not as “easy” as hypnosis can be. hypnotherapy has proven to have one of the highest success rates over other treatment methods. because they are so frustrated and fed up by their failure. such as PubMed. there would be publications saying so. etc. . This is not to say that these methods cannot be helpful. These negative experiences or negative thinking then goes back into the subconscious mind and gets further reinforced. or barriers going up that block progress. Many individuals use hypnosis after failing with other methods. because they can. with most studies being done after all other methods have failed with very severe refractory cases. . but it requires a lot of work on a conscious level.How is hypnosis and hypnotherapy different from psychology or cognitive behavioral therapy? Both of these methods approach the conscious mind and you have to actively think about what you are doing and learning. there is a greater possibility of negative thoughts interfering. you will see professional medical journals full of entries on the successful use of hypnosis and hypnotherapy. for IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). But when you use your thinking mind. Medscape. excuses. If it was not successful at all. If you do a general search on any of the medical search sites. (National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health). WebMD. For example. You use your intellect and your rational thinking to help solve problems. Does hypnosis / hypnotherapy really work? Hypnosis and hypnotherapy have many research studies done showing how effective the method can be for many types of problems and conditions.
says things like "you are becoming more and more relaxed". having knowledge of these events. If the intention of the hypnotherapy is to modify behavior like overeating or stopping smoking. puts the subject into a trance like state in which the therapist can deliver suggestion or talk with the subject's subconscious mind directly. Also. The aspect of behavior to be modified can be something like overeating. phobias. Some things too painful to say in a conscious state may be able to be revealed in hypnotic state. The suggestions have to be carefully worded to bring about the desired effect. the trance allows the therapist to bypass the subject's conscious. etc. in hypnotherapy. surgery and psychotherapy. even though it may require several session.BENEFITS OF HYPNOTHERAPY: The purpose of most hypnotherapy is to alter some undesirable aspect of behavior. etc. stopping smoking. It is the kind of therapy that allows you to enter a state of profound comfort. often called hypnosis or trance. When the subject is in the trance the therapist then gives the suggestions in the same monotonic voice. speaking in a monotone. In the trance like state the therapist can talk with the subject and bring up repressed events that are causing problems in the subject's life. There are various techniques like having the subject stare at and concentrate on a spot on the wall or waving a stopwatch or pendulum back-and-forth in front of his face as he follows it with his eyes. The subject will then "wake up". In addition. It is easy and relatively inexpensive form of therapy. These painful past events may be causing symptoms like dreams or nightmares. The therapist. There are many benefits of hypnotherapy for people who want to modify behavior. the therapist brings the subject out of the trance by saying something like "you are become more aware of you surroundings" and "open your eyes when you are ready to". . This technique has been employed to aid in smooth and painless childbirth. Health Benefits of Hypnotherapy Hypnotherapy offers various health and fitness benefits. "you can feel the tension draining from your body". hypnotherapy has also been proven helpful for successful weight management. The therapist. Basically. is in a better position to help the subject recover. anxiety or it can range to more serious personality disorders like psychosis. Hypnotherapy can make it easier for the subject to lose weight or to quit smoking. A psychotherapist. usually more than one session is required. When the therapy session is over. Hypnotherapy directed by a therapist is referred to hetero-suggestion. Inducing a trance is a relatively easy process. The effects are not immediate but the behavior should begin to change gradually in days or weeks. hypnotherapy can be beneficial in the treatment of some psychoses.
C. study habits and test-taking ability Become a non-smoker Improve self-esteem and self Change your eating habits.How Can Hypnotherapy Help Me? Hypnotherapy is effective in working with the following goals: Overcome phobias Improve athletic performance Become a confident public speaker Remove blocks to intimacy Alleviate stress and anxiety Increase motivation. but as mind and body are inseparably joined.D. without confidence.B. The popular assumption that hypnosis is only used for weight reduction and stopping smoking is very much mistaken.) Relaxation Weight Reduction Life Change Development Restless Legs Male Sexual Problems Female Sexual Problems Self Confidence . hypnosis can also help physical ailments.M. Smoking Cessation Bereavement P.T Sport Enhancement Blushing Pain Control Stammering Confidence Building Panic Attacks Stress Counselling Performance Anxiety Teeth Grinding Depression Phobia Removal Tinnitus Eczema Post-Operation Confidence Trauma Ego Strengthening Pre-Birth Relaxation Travel Nerves Exam Nerves Pre-Operation Nerves Victim Recovery Irritable Bowel Syndrome (I.S. there are many more possibilities too numerous to mention but some are mentioned below: The following conditions can be treated using hypnotherapy Anger Management Migraine Self Hypnosis Anxiety Nail Biting Sleep Problems (Insomnia) Bed Wetting O.Healthy Audio Hypnosis is often thought to be therapy that only affects the mind. "will power" feel good about yourself Uses for Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy . improve sales Overcome bad habits Improve memory.
particularly if the condition has a formal medical diagnosis (E. Alcoholism) while most indications do NOT require a referral.There are MANY current uses for hypnotherapy and these uses cover a very wide variety of problems and disorders. . it is wise to let your primary care physician know what types of treatment you are receiving for any condition. Conditions for which hypnotherapy is sought include: Anger Management Anxiety Smoking Cessation Alcoholism Enuresis ð Allergies Headaches Dental Treatments Irritable Bowel Syndrome Childbirth Extreme Nervousness Insomnia/Sleep Disorder Sexual Problems Sports Performance ð Pain Management Phobias or Morbid Fears Self Confidence Increased Assertiveness Increased Enthusiasm Elimination of Habits (Nail biting. etc) Extreme Guilt Depression Ego Strengthening Weight Reduction Stammering/Stuttering This list is by no means all-inclusive.g. Enuresis. Some hypnotherapists require a written referral. Fibromyalgia. but it gives an idea of some of the types of conditions for which help is commonly sought via hypnotherapy. In all cases.
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