Hypnosis is a natural state of mind with focused attention and heightened awareness.
Basically, hypnosis is the western equivalent of what the Eastern calls “Meditation”. The inherent difference is that hypnosis = meditation with a goal. It bypasses the conscious mind and accesses the subconscious mind where all our memories and emotions reside.
If you have ever read a good book, drove in the car, watched an interesting movie, or had a engaging conversation, you realize you are so concentrated that you lost track of time. Many people go in and out of hypnosis on a daily basis; it’s part of our sleep cycle.
With Mind Body Hypnotherapy, you are guided to access your self-healing to uncover the root cause that is holding you back.
Through hypnosis, we can change our perceptions and feelings, thus, resolving unhealthy patterns, beliefs, and emotions.
- You cannot be made to do something you don’t want to do
- You can wake up anytime by opening your eyes
- You are aware of everything that is happening
- Permanent change always takes time
- You are always in control
What is the History of Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy has a long history of helping people improve their lives as an established therapeutic tool.
In 1892, the British Medical Association (BMA) reported, in the British Medical Journal, that they “satisfied themselves of the genuineness of the hypnotic state”. They recognized that hypnotherapy is “frequently effective in relieving pain, procuring sleep, and alleviating many functional ailments.”
In 1958, both the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American Psychological Association (APA) recognized hypnotherapy as a useful technique in treatment of certain illnesses.
Since 1995, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has recommended hypnotherapy as a treatment for chronic pain.
In 2005, The American Psychological Association published a formal definition of hypnosis and recognized it as a viable modality for a wide range of issues; it includes stress, anxiety, pain, and psychosomatic illnesses.
How Hypnosis Can Help You
In a study conducted by The Psychotherapy Journal of the American Psychiatric Association, the effectiveness of psychoanalysis, behavioral therapy, and hypnosis was compared.
Dr. Barrios looked into 1,018 hypnosis articles , 899 articles on psychoanalytic therapy and 355 behavior therapy articles.
The results were phenomenal. The longer the therapy, the less effective the result.
( Barrios, A. (1970) Hypnotherapy, A Reappraisal. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, Spring Issue)
- Psychoanalysis 38% after 600 sessions%
- Behavioral Therapy 72% after 22 sessions%
- Hypnotherapy 98% after 6 sessions%
How Does Hypnosis Works?
Are you afraid of public speaking? Well, tell yourself that it’s just talking in front of people and there is no danger. It won’t work!
When you appeal to the conscious (critical/rational) mind, the fear is still there at an unconscious level.
In a state of hypnosis, the conscious mind relaxes and you gain access to core of the problem.
Why Does It Work So Well?
Few people realize how much their inner script is running their lives.
More than 88% of our actions are directed by our subconscious mind while 12% is driven by our rational thinking conscious mind. We are taught we can make logical decisions for every scenario but it won’t work because a part of us is unconscious.
Hypnotherapy works because every issue begins from the subconscious mind and hypnosis deals directly with the subconscious mind. With hypnosis, we go straight to the source to transform limiting beliefs, negative associations or emotions that are holding you back.