WELLNESS--Hypnosis scares a lot of people. It’s most likely because many of us have images of losing control and we fear being under somebody else’s spell. Most of us have been to hypnosis shows where audience members are put into a trance only to do outrageous things on stage not remembering a single thing afterwards.
What most people don’t realize is that only a small percentage of people can enter into that type of deep state while most of us have total control and awareness during and after our hypnosis sessions.
While this type of stage performance normally done by a mentalist can be very entertaining for those watching, it serves very little purpose in terms of helping people.
When used alongside therapy or coaching, hypnosis can be a powerful tool to help you move through fears, phobias, blocks, and traumatic memories. It is often used for pain management, addictive behaviors and emotional obstructs. As a Certified Hypnotist myself, I use it often for clients with issues around their eating, exercise, weight, and so much more.
You may not realize this but we are hypnotized every day. Can you recall a time when you were driving home and once you got to your destination, you blanked on how you actually got there? The drive literally put you into a trance. In fact, we are often in a hypnotic daydream and we don’t even realize it. We can be walking, talking, flipping channels, surfing the net and even driving while in this state.
The goal of a hypnosis session is to go deep into the subconscious mind in order to release thoughts that the conscious mind can’t seem to let go of. They are often incessant and obsessive and more than not, they are voices that tell us we are not enough. Many times they’re based on an actual past event or it could be something that we carry energetically from our family or even our ancestors.
Mostly, we just want permission to thrive and be happy but our minds won’t allow it. A skilled hypnotist or hypnotherapist will uncover these blocks and use specific words and visuals to help you make permanent shifts in your life.
Sometimes more than one session is required while at other times, one is all you may need.
It’s definitely not a magic show but rather likened to a guided meditation where you are in full control and where you are able to completely relax, disconnect from the outer world, and go on an inward journey to a place that reprograms your negative and limiting thinking. This in turn leaves you feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and lighter than before.
Many people report immediate and permanent shifts while at other times, results can appear more gradually and over time.
No matter what your challenges, hypnosis can definitely be an important tool to help you overcome your blocks once and for all!
*If you’d like to have a complimentary consult with me to see if hypnosis is a good fit, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
(Jay is a Youthful Aging, Wellness & Lifestyle Expert Living in Los Angeles. He is also a Certified Hypnotist & Reiki Master. http://www.jaybradleylifestyle.com. He is the Best-Selling Author of LIVE LOOK FEEL, The 12-Week Guide to Live Longer, Look Younger & Feel Better!)