In hypnosis we use a naturally occurring trance state to access the subconscious mind to create the desired change. Hypnosis is one of the most powerful and effective tools used with children, teenagers and adults.
When one is in a hypnotic state, the mind has entered a state of focused relaxation. A person often experiences a sensation of calmness and their senses are heightened. The subconscious mind is easily and effectively accessed using imagination and visualization. During Hypnosis the client's subconscious mind is open to the ideas that the client collaboratively develops with the therapist, so that the client's goals are more easily achieved.
Understanding Your Mind
The mind's operations may be divided into two processes: subconscious and conscious.
The conscious mind (the thinking mind) is responsible for reasoning and interpreting experiences and events in order to give meaning to events and experiences. It provides the awareness of thinking, feeling and action. The conscious mind is responsible for about 20% of our daily actions. Conscious thinking occurs when you are learning to read or drive a car: you are focusing on learning the necessary skills and consciously accessing the requisite knowledge.
The subconscious mind is responsible for automatic processes (physical, mental and spiritual). It is the part of the mind that stores memory (using all the senses), organizes and processes experiences, and uses imagination and visualization. The subconscious mind is responsible for most of our day-to-day functions (about 80% of what we do)!
Subconscious thinking occurs when you have mastered the skill (such as driving a car, walking, riding a bicycle) and you no longer need to 'think' about how to do it…you are able to do it automatically.
Hypnosis can help adults address a variety of issues including the following:
Self Esteem & Confidence
Fears & Phobias
Let me clear up some common myths that people have about hypnosis: