Hypnotherapy–How it Works


To be honest hypnosis is still a mystery. Scientists who study and believe wholeheartedly in the application of hypnosis still are at a loss to explain exactly how it works. Hypnosis as a medical application for patients has been around for several hundred years. Over time many beliefs about how hypnosis works have fallen by the wayside or have been reshaped as we have a better understanding about how the brain functions. New tests and technology have tried to pinpoint what exactly happens to the brain while under hypnosis. But nothing has been conclusive to pinpoint what exactly is happening to the brain or the patient during hypnosis. Researchers agree what when a person is under hypnosis they are in a state of “focused attention”. This is very different from how it is portrayed in the media. The media (movies, television, books etc) tend to portray the person in a hypnotic state that unable to control mind and body functions. In fact many clients come to me and the first thing they tell me is that “I am afraid to lose control”. Well that is good news because hypnosis couldn’t be farther from a loss of control. One of the things that scientists have discovered is that when a person is hypnotized specific regions of the brain are activated. These are the same regions that are activated when a person is concentrating on something.

In the hypnotic state people can often be helped to rewire unhelpful patterns, thoughts, and traumas. Hypnosis can promote new ways of thinking about issues, problems and ways of seeing ourselves. Using hypnosis people are able to bypass the critical thinking portion of the conscious mind and interact on the subconscious level.

Using hypnosis techniques, therapists can often push past mental blocks to guide memory recall, and then separate the thoughts from the learned behavior, leaving more negative associations behind.

During a hypnotherapy visit patients and hypnotherapist will discuss questions regarding their medical history, and the condition they would like treated. Next, the hypnotherapist will discuss how hypnosis works. The patient will typically be asked to relax in a comfortable chair and will be guided through relaxation techniques, oftentimes binaural sounds are played to promote deeper relaxation.

Using guided imagery and wording the hypnotherapist helps the patient fall into a state of trance. Once in the hypnotic state the hypnotherapist will guide the patient through their session using a technique that is most appropriate. Most sessions last about an hour and adult patients can see remarkable improvement in 4-10 visits, children in simply 1 or 2 sessions.

If you feel like you’re stuck–like your life is caught in an endless, negative loop, or you just need a little fine tuning, why not give hypnotherapy a try? I’m experienced at helping people push past blocks and overcome past traumas to help you lead the life that you know is out there but seems just beyond your grasp.

Visit my website at http://www.rightmindtherapy.com or call me today at (619)-865-6210. Let’s work together to Live the life you were Meant to Live.

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