I’d like to take a moment to today to talk about hypnosis. And what to expect if you seek hypnotherapy with me. People often jokingly ask if I can or will make them cluck like a chicken when I hypnotize them. This is a fun question because it creates quite a visual, but more importantly it gives me a chance to explain about the difference between hypnotherapy and stage hypnosis.
With hypnotherapy you are really in charge. Prior to even beginning the hypnosis we explore your goals, and the suggestions that you wish me to make. I want each session to be a custom fit, I find your words to be more valuable than a premade script. The sky is really the limit here depending on what you are looking for. Some examples of what folks commonly seek out is general relaxation, smoking cessation, weight loss, pain management etc. Once I have an idea of exactly what you are looking for we begin.
We start by creating a relaxed state. With suggestions of openness, letting go of resistance or fear, moving past anything that would interfere with you achieving your highest goal. The key here though is relaxed state, meaning you are aware of what is going on around you. I often explain that if a fire alarm were to go off at any point we would both just stand up and walk out. As the session progresses in this relaxed state additional suggestions are made based on exactly those goals that were shared with me, until it is time to awaken. So unless your goal is to cluck like a chicken, I am pretty sure if I ever suggested it your eyes would pop wide open as you questioned what I was thinking!
Upon “awakening” my clients typically describe with a sense of amazement how relaxed they felt and how they don’t want to let go of this sensation. I understand this completely because it does wonderful to be given permission to relax while peacefully exploring changes you would like to see occur in your life.
If you would like more information on how hypnosis could benefit you please contact me today.
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