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How Does Hypnotherapy Work?

The conscious mind and the subconscious mind is much like an iceberg.  It is estimated that the conscious mind makes up about 12% of the mind (the above water part of the iceberg). The subconscious mind is thought to be 88% of the total mind (the below water unseen part of the iceberg).  The conscious mind is the part of the mind that makes decisions, manages will power, reason, and logical thinking. The subconscious mind holds memories from conception to present day.  You can plan to change a habit in your life; loose weight, quit smoking, etc.; but if you have a memory in your subconscious mind that tells you otherwise, it will be difficult to change.

For example: You are at a party where chocolate cake is being served.  You have a fond memory of your grandmother making you chocolate cake for your birthday.  Which part of your mind will win?  The 12% of the mind that manages logic, reasoning, and decision making or the 88% of the subconscious mind that holds the fond memory of grandmother serving you chocolate cake?  If that iceberg can sink the Titanic, we do not have a chance.

Why Does Hypnotherapy Work?

Hypnotherapy is a way of overloading the consciousness with tasks, making the mind tired, and allowing the hypnotherapist access to the subconscious.  With these positive suggestions, I can help you to create better and healthier choices. (Note: The client is alert and can NOT be forced to take in any suggestions that they are uncomfortable with)

146 ways hypnotherapy might help you: 

(source: HMI college of hypnotherapy website)

Abandonment

Addictions

Age Regression

Aggression

Agoraphobia

Anesthesia

Anger

Anxiety

Assertiveness

Assist Healing

Attitude Adjustment

Bed Wetting

Biofeedback

Breathing

Career Success

Change Habits

Child Birth

Chronic Pain

Communication

Concentration

Controlling

Cramps

Cravings

Creativity

Death or Loss

Discouraged

Dreams

Exam Anxiety

Exercise

Fear of Animals

Fear of Death

Fear of Dentist

Fear of Doctor

Fear of Failure

Fear of Flying

Fear of Heights

Fear of Loss of Control

Fear of School

Fear of Success

Fear of Surgery

Fear of Water

Fears

Forgiveness

Frustration

Gagging

Gambling

Guilt

Hair Twisting

Headaches

Helplessness

Hopelessness

Hypochondria

Hostility

Hypertension

Immune System

Impotency

Improve Health

Improve Sales

Indecision

Inferiority

Inhibition

Insecurity

Insomnia

Irrational

Irrational thoughts

Irritability

Jealousy

Lack of Ambition

Lack of Direction

Lack of Enthusiasm

Lack of Initiative

Lower Blood Pressure

Medication Side Effects

Memory

Mistrust

Moodiness

Motivation

Nail Biting

Nausea

Negativism

Nightmares

Obsessions

Obsessive-Compulsive

Overeating

Overly Critical

Pain Management

Panic Attacks

Passive-Aggressive

Past Life Regression

Perfectionism

Performance Anxiety

Pessimism

Phobias

Postsurgical

Premature Ejaculation

Presurgical

Problem Solving

Procrastination

Public Speaking

Reach Goals

Rejection

Relationship Enhancement

Relaxation

Resistance

Resistance to Change

Responsibility

Restlessness

Sadness

Self-Awareness

Self-Blame

Self-Confidence

Self-Control

Self-Criticism

Self-Defeating Behaviors

Self-Esteem

Self-Expression

Self-Forgiveness

Self-Hypnosis

Self-Image

Self-Mastery

Sexual Problems

Shame

Skin Problems

Sleep Disorders

Smoking

Social Phobia

Sports

Stage Fright

Stress

Study Habits

Stuttering

Stubborn

Substance Abuse

Superiority

Surgical Recovery

Tardiness

Temptation

Thumb Sucking

Tics

Trauma

Ulcers

Victimization

Weight Loss

Worry

Writers Block

My Approach

Each session is tailored to your exact needs. We are so unique as individuals so how can you use a "one size fits all" approach like the approach of some Hypnotherapist.  I have many different skills in my tool box and each session may need to be somewhat different to fit your needs for that session.

 

Let's discuss a typical Hypnotherapy session. We will discuss how hypnosis is a common experience that we ALL experience every day several times a day.  I will educate you on the subconscious and conscious mind.  While you are in hypnosis I can not make you do anything that you would not want to do.  We'll discuss your goals.  I'll test your hypnotic suggestibility; this tells me how you learn. Don't worry this is not a test you can pass or fail.  I will take you into hypnosis and I will make the suggestions we discussed.  A session could include therapeutic journaling or imagery.  An anchor could be added so you can feel the relaxation or intention that you felt in the hypnotic state anytime you need it.  You may need a manifesting technique called the Mental Bank, a change in habit, release of stress, and oh so much more.  Rest assured you will be heard and your emotions, fears, and joys will be acknowledged.

 

Together let's find your FREEDOM!