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Why Hypnosis Works

“You use hypnosis, not as a cure, but as a means of establishing a favorable

climate in which to learn.”

— Milton H. Erickson, M.D.

What to Expect 

Before we delve into why this process works, let's provide you with a clear picture of what to anticipate during your session. Rest assured, there won't be any chicken dances involved! We aim to dispel common misconceptions about hypnosis, ensuring you feel confident and secure in embarking on this transformative journey.

The two primary questions I often receive from prospective clients are:

  1. Will I lose control of myself?

  2. Will I black out and not remember what happened?

The answer to both of these questions is a resounding NO! All hypnosis is self-hypnosis, meaning you will only experience what your mind is comfortable with and prepared for. You won't lose consciousness, and you'll remain fully aware throughout the process. Think of hypnosis as simply closing your eyes. Go ahead, give it a try! Instead of encountering silence or racing thoughts, you'll have someone to guide you gently into your unconscious mind, where the transformative magic occurs.

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Journeying into Your Unconscious

Each of us possesses both a conscious and unconscious mind. Our conscious mind, which accounts for only 10% of our brain, handles our day-to-day operations and short-term memory tasks. From answering the phone to deciding what to make for dinner, it's the part of our mind we're most aware of.

On the other hand, our unconscious mind comprises a whopping 90% of our brain function and is the primary driver behind human behavior. It houses our fight or flight instincts, habits, and long-term memories.

With 90% of our brain functioning unconsciously, it's easy to slip into "auto-pilot" mode, where we navigate through life without fully being present. Ever find yourself driving home but not remembering the journey? That's the unconscious mind at work.

In a hypnosis session, the goal is to create a safe space for both the conscious and unconscious mind to connect.

 

Why? So the logical, conscious mind can have a constructive conversation with the unconscious mind and address any undesirable behaviors or habits it has adopted, such as overeating, smoking, drinking, or constant stress.

These habits are all examples of challenges that can be overcome through a series of hypnosis sessions, empowering individuals to reclaim control and live their best lives.

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