Thursday, November 25, 2010

Will I Bark Like A Dog?

I’m a hypnotherapist.  Hypnosis scares some people.

People want to know, "Will I make them bark like a dog?"  Or,  "Will I make them cluck like a chicken?"

My answer is usually, "Only if you want to."

One of the most common misconceptions about hypnosis is that you will lose control and someone will have control of your mind.

When you are under hypnosis, you never lose control.  In fact, your mind remains alert and your body becomes relaxed.

One of my favorite comments is, “I don’t think I can be hypnotized.”

Well I have news for you, “Most of you are probably in hypnosis right now and don’t even realize it!”

If you’ve ever allowed yourself to get lost in a movie, you’ve been in hypnosis.  If you’ve ever driven home from work and magically found yourself at your front door, not remembering the drive at all, you’ve been in hypnosis.  If you’ve fallen asleep and awoken you have been in hypnosis.  Did you know that we all go through a hypnoidal stage of sleep right before we fall sleep and right before we wake up?

I practice hypnotherapy.  Hypnotherapy combines cognitive therapy with hypnosis.

Let’s say you seek my services in order to quit smoking or lose weight.  Your one-hour session would consist of 40 to 45 minutes of cognitive therapy, where we would discuss your goals and concerns.  From our discussion I’ll have a clear idea of how to assist you during the 10 minutes you will be in hypnosis.

Eighty-eight percent of our behavior is generated by our subconscious mind.  Only twelve percent of our behavior is controlled by our conscious mind.  Logic, reasoning, will power, decision-making and analytical thinking reside in the conscious mind.  So if you wake up one day and decide you want to stop smoking or lose weight, you are making that decision with twelve percent of your brain-power. Eighty-eight percent of your brain is still familiar with the old you.  That means eighty-eight percent of your brain is comfortable right where it is -  dealing with what it knows. That’s why it can be so challenging to not light up or to put the cookie down.

The good news is the subconscious mind doesn’t know the difference between fact or fiction.  What this means is,  by gently making suggestions to your subconscious mind you have the ability to reprogram it.  

That’s where I come in!  As a hypnotherapist I can assist you in opening the door to your subconscious mind and giving suggestions that would best help you achieve your goals.  So now you not only have the 12% of the conscious mind working for you, you have the entire 88% of the subconscious mind working for you as well.  Using 100% brain-power maximizes your potential for success.

Do you have the power to stop smoking?  Yes you do.  Do you have the power to lose weight, stop procrastinating, better manage stress? Yes you do.  To develop better sleep habits, conquer fears and phobias?   Do YOU have the power ? YES, you do!

ANYTHING you want to do is within reach.  All you have to do is align your subconscious mind with your conscious mind.  Hypnotherapy can assist you in doing that. Hypnotherapy is a tool you can use to maximize your potential and optimize your life!