What is Hypnosis and How Does It Work?

Simply put, hypnosis is focused attention and a state of heightened awareness.

Hypnosis bypasses the conscious, analytical mind and accesses the subconscious where all our memories and emotions reside. Through hypnosis, we can reframe our perceptions and feelings thereby resolve unhealthy patterns, beliefs, and emotions.

What is hypnosis? Hypnosis is an established therapeutic tool and a profession with centuries-long history of helping people enhance abilities and improve lives. When conducted by an experienced and certified Consulting Hypnotist, hypnosis brings about dramatic and long lasting results. Once you learn how to access your subconscious mind, you will be astounded by your newfound ability to eliminate negative habits, attract healthy relationships, and achieve success in all areas of your life!

Dispel misconceptions. Contrary to popular misconceptions that define hypnosis as a form of unconsciousness resembling sleep, research proves that when in a hypnotic trance you are fully awake with focused attention along with a corresponding decrease your peripheral awareness.

James Braid described “hypnotism” as a state of physical relaxation accompanied and induced by mental concentration (“abstraction”).

The Process. The root cause of all emotional issues lies in the subconscious mind. One of the most effective and fastest ways to access the subconscious mind is through hypnotherapy.

Often called the “highway to the Subconscious”, hypnosis bypasses the critical conscious mind and accesses the subconscious mind. It is extremely beneficial in reversing negative beliefs and transforming negative emotions by releasing the repressed emotions and the associations with it. This creates a domino effect and allows the subconscious mind to restore it to its authentic powerful state.

Hypnosis is usually conducted by hypnotic induction – a series of preliminary instructions and suggestions.  Hypnotic suggestions are delivered by a Consulting Hypnotist who may also teach you self-hypnosis techniques using ‘triggers’. The process depends on the Consulting Hypnotist’s experience and techniques as well as your receptiveness to suggestions in order to experience positive long lasting results.

Here we pinpoint and clear the root cause of an issue.

How can we access the root cause of the problem?

Dandelions under sun raysPulling a dandelion out by its leaves will not make it go away, it is only when its long, deep roots are removed completely will it cease to return.

Similar to the issues we deal with here, we don’t just scratch the surface. We dig deep to locate the issue, and utilize a combination of effective hypnosis techniques to eradicate it.

Understanding how the mind works

image01In order to gain optimum results, first you need to understand how the mind works and what is actually transpiring when you are struggling with an issue.  The mind is divided into three parts: the conscious, subconscious, and unconscious mind.

The Conscious part of the mind holds all the analytical, rational information along with short-term memory.

The Subconscious part of the mind is an organic computer where all emotions, beliefs, feelings, habits and worries are stored.

The Unconscious part of the mind is the domain of the automatic functioning of our being, which is affected by both the conscious and subconscious. Our body’s response to internal and external issues is influenced by our unconscious mind.

In order for healing to take place we must uncover and release, reframe and transform memories that are stored at the subconscious level in order to positively influence behavior at the conscious level.

Why hypnosis?

A holistic approach in maintaining and/or promoting health and wellness. Scientifically proven as a powerful adjunct that complements medical treatments such as surgery to reduce pain, stress, anxiety, and headaches

Two studies from Harvard Medical School show hypnosis significantly reduces the time it takes to heal.
Study One: Six weeks after an ankle fracture, those in the hypnosis group showed the equivalent of eight and a half weeks of healing
Study Two: Three groups of people studied after breast reduction surgery. Hypnosis group healed “significantly faster” than supportive attention group and control group

  • Sidestep conscious barriers that prevent you from dealing with unwanted feelings, desires and behaviors
  • Instantaneous and long-lasting results – you may see results in as little as two sessions
  • Learn strategies and techniques to empower yourself. Unleash your full potential and take control of your pure and fearless self
  • Access your own inner healer  – the part of you that knows how to heal a cut on your finger for example
  • Safe, drugless, and natural with no negative side effects

Hypnosis can:

  • Put insomnia to sleep for good / other sleep disorders
  • Dissolve fears and worries
  • Eliminate addictions
  • Release anger
  • Improve, heal & enhance relationships
  • Manage Weight Issues
  • Create abundance and prosperity

  • Enhance sports performance
  • Maximize career potential
  • Improve learning ability
  • Promote healthy habits
  • Clear emotions that hold you back
  • Help children overcome obstacles
  • Overcome exam anxiety

  • Improve memory and concentration
  • Boost work performance
  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Induce relaxation
  • Facilitate a connection with your spiritual self
  • Help discover your life purpose
  • Free blockages that keep you from reaping life’s awards

…and more!

Is Hypnosis the solution for you?

To determine if hypnosis is the right solution for you, we offer a free consultation in-person or by phone. Call (416) 760-8996 or e-mail us to book your free consultation.

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