Hypnosis Helps Get Rid Of Old Habits
Hypnosis helps get rid of habits that don’t serve us by layering in new habits in the brain, where the old ones were. It’s a truism that our conscious, rational mind is only the tip of the iceberg of our psyche. And since much of what drives our behavior is in our subconscious, it’s little wonder that we are sometimes locked into patterns no longer serve us. Changing these patterns through our conscious awareness alone can take years. Lasting shifts occur when we create a ‘dialogue’ between the subconscious and the conscious mind. The resultant behavioral changes come not from any external source, but from within, at our own deepest level of awareness. Often, only one or two hypnotherapy sessions can create remarkable breakthroughs leading to personal change.
What is hypnosis used for?
- Quit smoking
- Weight control
- Overcome phobias (fear of
- Flying, heights, driving, etc.)
- Manage stress
- Change unwanted habits
- Reduce anxiety
- Treat alcoholism (along with 12 step work)
- Ease/Cure panic attacks
- Control acute and chronic pain
- Improve self-esteem and self-confidence
- Improve sports performance
- Treat allergies (along with acupuncture)
- Overcome nail biting and teeth grinding
- Relieve anxiety of surgery
- Management of chronic illness/pain.
How does Hypnosis work?
The power of the mind over the body and the body’s recuperative powers is becoming widely accepted. When a person wishes to achieve a certain goal, the heightened awareness reached in trance allows the mind to be unusually receptive to suggestions that support that goal. Simply put, hypnotic suggestions penetrate the unconscious more directly when a person is feeling relaxed.
What is a Hypnosis session like?
At the initial interview, the practitioner will discuss with the client what she or he hopes to gain from the session/treatment, along with expected goals. During the session the practitioner will talk the patient through a relaxation exercise, and then help the client visualize and focus the achievement of the goals. There is nothing magical about hypnosis, and it’s no weirder than meditation or guided visualization—the same techniques used by every sports coach in the US.
How long is a session and how many will I need?
Just as with any treatment modality, the number of sessions will vary on each individual and the condition being treated. The first sessions usually runs for an hour, with subsequent sessions lasting 30-40 minutes.
Will I be in control of my thoughts and actions?
The most typical fear people have is that they will be forced into doing something they would not normally do; to spill their guts and give away all their secrets. This will never happen. The client is always conscious and in control of what he or she says. At the same time, whenever we place our care in someone else’s hands, it’s important to select a person we trust, in much the same way we would when going to a doctor or therapist of any kind.
Is Past Life Regression Hypnosis Real?
The PLR work that I do in my New York clinic focuses on providing the client with a portal to a reality that he or she might not have otherwise examined. Whether a person truly accesses a past life or not during trance is not for me to ascertain. However, I can say that the majority of people who do PLR work find the experience highly rewarding and, often, spiritually moving. If the inductee leaves the session holding fast to a single, meaningful lesson they can carry with them on their journey through this life, then I can honestly say the session has been fruitful.