Hypnotherapy Frequently Asked Questions

-What is Hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is the process of using hypnosis to interact with the subconscious mind in an open-reflective process to create positive change in your life.

-What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a naturally occurring state of mind. Everyone has already experienced hypnosis by accident or by design.  Hypnosis is simply a state of relaxed focus. It is a natural state. In fact, each of us enters such a state – sometimes called a trance state – at least twice a day: once when we are falling asleep and once when we are waking up.  That kind of fuzzy, timeless state between dreaming and awake is a trance state.  When a nine-minute snooze-button seems to give you enough time to have an hour long dream, that’s a trance state.  Driving, watching TV, listening to music or any activity with a “flow” state. These are all “altered state of consciousness” and all levels of trance.  Trance is normal, natural and common.

Hypnosis is not a state of amnesia or of no awareness. Just the opposite in fact:hypnosis is a state of very heightened awareness and focus.

 – Will I lose control? No, you always have control and you can always hear what’s going on around you.  Hypnosis is nothing but a state of relaxed focus.  You will be guided through the process by your Hypnotherapist that will help and support you the entire time.

 – Is Hypnosis dangerous?

Myths about hypnosis, perpetuated by movies, urban legends and fiction books lead people to think all kinds of things about hypnosis, including that it is somehow dangerous.  Some people have heard that the hypnotist can make you do things you don’t want to do or that you might go into a trance and not be able to wake up. These things are untrue. You are always in control.  The number one goal of the subconscious mind is to protect you, and it is always on the job.

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Source: aaph.org  American Association of Professional Hypnotherapists