“Imagine you are floating
in an ocean of serenity, an ocean of possibilities...”
“They always say time changes things
but you actually have to change them yourself.”
WHAT IS HYPNOTHERAPY? HOW DOES IT WORK?
Hypnotherapy is a natural, gentle therapy which allows you to reach your subconscious mind through hypnosis in order to achieve your goals more easily, without your conscious mind being in the way.
As hypnotherapy is deeply relaxing, your brain wave activity changes: In this altered state of consciousness, your conscious mind becomes more passive and your subconscious mind becomes more active, highly receptive and suggestible. This is the reason why hypnotherapy is so effective and fast working... in complete serenity... Remember the old saying? “Anything your mind can conceive and believe, you can achieve.”
WHAT IS HYPNOSIS THEN?
According to the Society of Psychological Hypnosis in the US, “hypnosis involves learning how to use your mind and thoughts in order to manage emotional distress, unpleasant physical symptoms or to help you change certain habits or behaviours”.
Hypnosis is actually a modified state of consciousness that naturally occurs to us every day, which is very similar to day dreaming or guided meditation. Hypnosis is the state right between waking and sleeping. You are here and yet you are somewhere else. You are in a state of deep relaxation, while still aware.
Hypnosis is actually a modified state of mind that naturally occurs to us every day, and is very similar to day dreaming or guided meditation. You are here and yet you are somewhere else, you are in a state of deep relaxation, while still aware. Hypnosis is the state right between waking and sleeping. Can you think of how you feel in the morning when you have just woken up, when you still are in that pleasant bubble of sleep, when you don’t want to open your eyes just yet?
SO WHAT IS NOT HYPNOSIS?
Hypnosis is not loss of consciousness
Hypnosis is not about making you lose consciousness; in other words, you cannot be hypnotised if, deep inside yourself, you do not want to, and no one can make you act against your will. Whether you believe it or not, a hypnotherapist is not a bizarre person with strange powers! In fact, a hypnotherapist will be able to work with you only if you want to, and you will hear his/her voice at all times.
Hypnosis is not dangerous
Hypnosis takes you deeper and deeper into relaxation, relaxes you more and more... And yes, everyone comes out of hypnosis!
Hypnosis is not magic
Even if it seems to be so sometimes, hypnosis is not magic. The effects do seem amazing and magical when compared to some other methods. However, no incredible miracle will take place: You will not become fluent in French in a week; you will not be a size 8 in 2 sessions.
And yet… It may well be that your sports results suddenly skyrocket, that you pass your exams with fantastic grades, that you quit smoking in one or two sessions or again, that your skin disease totally disappears (see Studies - Ichthyosis)
«The fact is that there can be no hypnosis
unless you participate actively and voluntarily in the process.
The therapist is only a guide.»
Dr A. Krasner
HOW CAN HYPNOTHERAPY HELP YOU?
Sometimes, some therapies will take many months or years of laborious work on oneself to offer a breakthrough, if ever. Through hypnotherapy -a gentle, safe and brief therapy working with the subconscious mind- results can appear nearly instantly or just in a matter of a few sessions.
Dr Milton Erickson, the father of modern hypnotherapy, stated that no therapy should last longer than 15 hours (see Session.)
Your journey starts in your mind. Therefore, if you truly want to change your life, you must first be willing to change your mind.
Hypnotherapy will help you create new, powerful thoughts and behaviours.
Very soon, you will find that you are different, that you have more self-confidence, higher esteem and deeper self-love. At last, you will allow yourself to become who you want to become and create the life you want to create. It will be yours. Because your life does not get better by chance. It gets better by change.
“The best way to predict the future is to create it.”