Have you ever wondered, “What is Hypnosis anyway?”
This is a good question and easily answered. Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy are relaxed, focused states in which your subconscious mind is open to suggestions and positive changes. There is a specific state that your mind enters into when it is receptive to suggestions. You enter this state several times on a daily basis. It is not an unusual state of mind, and you may even feel that you are not in a state of Hypnosis. For most, it is simply a very relaxed feeling. The mind is very open to visualizations. The more real you allow the experience to become in the subconscious mind, the more effect it will have on your behavior. You are in control at all times. You will not do or say anything that you are not comfortable with or do not want to do. I like to relate it to a guided Meditation.
Many of us have a fear of being Hypnotized . I believe the fear comes from all of us having seen stage shows. I can not make you quack like a duck unless you want to quack like a duck!! The people on the stage want to act out or they would not have allowed that to happen. They would not have done that unless they were comfortable doing so! If you believe it won’t work for you, it probably won’t. If you do not believe the suggestions that the Hypnotherapist is giving you, you will “Not” accept that as your truth! Plain and simple. If you do not believe that you can be hypnotized, then this will be your truth, and more than likely it will not work.
The only other thing that negatively influences Hypnosis is lack of rapport with your Hypnotist. This is due to the fact that you most likely will not allow yourself to relax and let go. You must feel very comfortable with the person you are working with and know in your heart they have your best interest in mind.
Hypnosis can be compared to DAYDREAMING, or the feeling of loosing yourself in a movie or a really good book. You are so involved with what you are seeing or reading that it is as if you are really there. You are fully conscious, but you tune out everything around you. You focus intently at the subject at hand, to the near exclusion of all thought. One of the examples I like to give is driving on the freeway and missing your exit…you had focused your thoughts on something other than driving. You were Hypnotized or as we say in a trance state! You do this quite often if you really think about it. Now think about this….Who was in control? You were! If someone had yelled “watch out, fire, etc” even though you were in trance, you immediately would be able to handle things appropriately. The biggest misconception that I find is that people think that they are not in control. This just won’t happen. You could ask the Hypnotherapist to use the restroom if need be, that is how aware you are. You cannot feel Hypnosis, because both parts of the mind are still doing the same things they would normally do….just that now they are doing it together. You will still be aware of conscious thoughts, but you will be unaware of the subconscious process. So, it feels the same as normal!
We are constantly Hypnotizing ourselves. For instance, when we are putting ourselves down,calling ourselves names, etc…., we are creating a habit and if you do it long enough, you will have the belief that you asked for. Do not say or declare something unless you want it to become your truth!! I strongly believe that WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT YOU BRING ABOUT!
So, just imagine what would happen if you changed the suggestions that you give yourself on a daily basis??? You have the mind power to make yourself happy or sad, afraid or confident. Lots of people have power. Lots of people have power over others. Hypnosis gives us power from within. The power to become whole.
Hypnosis gave me my power back and that is why it is so important for me to share this with you.Hypnosis is a tool that allows us to envision the goal as already accomplished…it uses all the senses…Seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, touching, and most of all emotions/feelings of how great you feel now that your goal has been accomplished! Visualize the end result and leave the details to the universe, your spirit within, your God, whatever your belief!!!
For more information on Hypnotherapy and how it can help you achieve your goals, please call Jonnata Mata at Mind over Matter Hypnotherapy at 623-261-9841 or email us by clicking here.