Professional Hypnotist Expert Tips & Advice To A More Healthy You
If you are considering trying out hypnotherapy for the first time, the first thing you should know is that there is no single standardised hypnotherapy, but rather different types of hypnotherapy that different therapists might use or specialise in. The following will be a brief overview of the most common types of hypnotherapy so you can decide which type sounds best suited to your particular issue.
Mental rehearsal, sometimes also referred to as “future pacing”, is often used by athletes or other performers to rehearse an upcoming performance in their mind prior to the actual execution of it. It can also be used to help people achieve any kind of goal, and hypnotherapists often employ it not only for p
The term “hypnotic phenomena” refers to the different kinds of responses that can be elicited from a person who has been put into a hypnotic state. In some cases these responses also happen on their own without any suggestion coming from the hypnotherapist.
Hypnotherapy has been used with success to treat a surprising number or personal issues. An exhaustive list would be far too long for a single post! Accordingly, the following will be a more of an overall breakdown of the kinds of things you can reasonably expect hypnotherapy to help you with.
Many clients are curious to find out what the experience of hypnotherapy is like before taking the plunge and signing up for sessions. Unfortunately it is difficult to give a universal answer because different people experience hypnosis in different ways.
A recent client of mine had originally come to see me about an issue not related to her hay fever, but I could not help but notice that she was suffering from it in a severe way so I inquired about it and discovered that she had a daily morning routine of sneezing spasms, coughing, and wheezing sometimes even to the point of retching! She had pretty much resigned herself to the fact that she was stuck with this problem for life and wasn’t even looking for a solution for it at the time.
Some thoughts seem to spring up all on their own at exactly the wrong time. One example that many people experience is imagining jumping from a cliff or a ledge when standing somewhere at a high altitude. Many people also suddenly imagine jumping in front of a train as it is about to pass the station, and some even imagine…
It may surprise you to hear that fear of the dentist is one of the most common phobias I come across in my hypnotherapy practice, and many people who come in for this reason also ask about how they can stop grinding their teeth.
The fear of standing up in front of other people is often considered to be the most common form of anxiety found throughout the Western World, and performance anxiety is likely the most common form of this fear of being seen by a group.
We get a lot of questions about the differences, if any, between meditation, hypnosis, and mindfulness, and we find the following to be the best way to explain the differences between them. Though they all do have certain similarities, they are nevertheless all different enough from one another to be c
Some studies have recently shown that smokers are more susceptible to contracting the coronavirus than non-smokers. The reason for this is not because of any direct link between the coronavirus and the cigarettes, but
A lot of people are skeptical at first when someone suggests to them that they try hypnotherapy for their problems (whether they are bad habits like smoking or drinking, mental health issues, sticking to diet and exercise, or just problems with one’s overall confidence or sense of well-being).
If you are stressed out because of your job, you are in good company: 43% of Americans claim that their jobs have a negative impact on their level of stress. If stress gets bad enough, it can have far-reaching consequences for both your mental and physical health, not to mention putting a strain on your relationships and slowing down your productivity. Enjoying a better quality of life demands that stress be cut down.
Researchers are not in complete agreement with respect to how addictive sugar can be, but in spite of some conflicting results and statistics regarding sugar’s hold on us, we all more or less have the idea that we should keep our sugar intake down in order to maintain a healthy diet and to keep our weight down. Many of us don’t know, on the other hand, that too much sugar could actually be detrimental to our mental health as well.
There are a variety of different possible reasons behind your inability to get a good night’s sleep, from simply squeezing too many activities into your day and not leaving yourself sufficient time for quality sleep, to dealing with someone else’s sleeping habits, stress or anxiety caused by problems at work or at home, sleep apnoea, or even using your phone or any other kind of bright screen that keeps your mind from relaxing late at night.
We are all familiar with movie hypnotists swinging their pocket watches and chanting about how you are getting very, very sleepy. In reality, however, hypnotherapy is used as a therapy to help people (not to control or manipulate them). When used by a trained hypnotherapist, hypnotherapy can be used to help people recover from trauma, overcome their bad habits, move beyond their addictions, or simply improve their lives in general.
Obesity continues to be a growing health issue, being linked to a wide variety of health issues like type 2 diabetes and cancer.
Everyone has heard the expression “you are what you eat”. But because out thoughts guide so many of our actions and decisions, it could also safely be said that we are what we think.
It makes sense to think of your subconscious mind like your long-term memory, in that it stores everything you’ve ever seen, felt, or experienced even when all of these thoughts, feelings, and memories are not present to your conscious mind.
Because of all the myths and misrepresentations about hypnosis – mostly stemming from the way it is used in stage hypnotism as well as by movie villains – it is likely one of the most controversial and misunderstood forms of psychological treatment. It is a shame because in both cases of the stage and the movie hypnotism, both are using hypnosis simply to put on a show and to entertain while neglecting to take seriously the real truth of the matter.
Sometimes athletes experience something like writer’s block, where for no immediately apparent reason they find themselves unable to measure up to their usual athletic performance for certain periods of time
It has been determined by the National Institutes for Health that hypnosis is quite likely to prove effective for the majority of people who suffer from chronic pain. Their research has shown that hypnotism generally brings about positive results when incorporated into a treatment program to help with a variety of psychological or physiological conditions.
Frequently Asked Questions About A Professional Hypnotist’s Role In Your Health
How many hypnotherapy sessions will I need?
Just as people come in different shapes and sizes, they also react to hypnosis in different ways. Depending on their reaction and their desire to make permanent changes, experience tells us that people commonly achieve the most positive results by undergoing 3 to 5 sessions. But you might be able to make the changes you want in only one session! It has happened.
Can I claim the cost of hypnotherapy with my private health fund?
Some of the more progressive health funds cover a portion of the session cost, especially from Clinical Members of the Australian Hypnotherapists’ Association, one of Linda’s qualifications. We suggest you contact your fund directly for the relevant information.
Can anyone be hypnotised?
Yes, if you allow it to happen. Anybody can resist hypnosis if that’s what they want to do. If you listen and follow the instructions of the practitioner, then you will be hypnotised and the hypnotherapist can make any changes you need.
Will you make me act like a chicken?
No, not unless that’s what you want! Your subconscious mind won’t allow you to do anything you’re not entirely comfortable doing. It protects you physically and emotionally and, in hypnosis, you are in control.
Will I go to sleep during hypnotherapy?
No, not normally. In deep hypnosis the conscious mind wanders, leaving the subconscious mind open to therapeutic suggestion. This can feel like sleep because you won’t necessarily remember what is being said to you, but you will be aware of everything.
Will I hear everything you say?
Yes. You have to hear everything being said to receive any benefit from it. This is an important point because you must allow your conscious mind to wander during hypnosis, and this gives you the impression that you can’t hear what’s being said. While this happens, however, your subconscious mind hears and understands everything. And this is where we can help you make the changes you want to make.
A famous stage hypnotist told me I couldn’t be hypnotised. Is this true?
No. Stage hypnosis, by nature, is required to be entertainment, and the individuals who are willing and open to this type of hypnosis make up about 50% of the population. By telling you that you couldn’t be hypnotised, they meant hypnotised in a way suitable for stage hypnosis – quickly and deeply. In a therapeutic situation, we have more time to spend with you and are trained to hypnotise many different types of people using varying techniques. If you are willing to allow it to happen, then you will be able to go into the hypnotic state.
Can I get “stuck” in hypnosis?
No. This is a Hollywood myth. Your subconscious mind will not allow you to be in hypnosis any longer than necessary.
Can I be hypnotised against my will or to say or do things against my will?
There is no doubt that brainwashing and other negative influences do exist. These, however, are undertaken on a victim under duress and over a lengthy process of relentless pressure. The idea of an evil scientist hypnotising a hapless pawn is another Hollywood myth. In a therapeutic situation, no hypnotist can exert any more power over you than you allow. You will always retain and adhere to your moral code and will not say or do anything outside your own moral boundaries.
Will I become a different person?
No. All your memories and experiences will be preserved. You may feel better about yourself by overcoming negative aspects of your life and you may even look at situations from a different perspective. However, you will definitely remain who you are.
Will I remember things I don’t want to during hypnotherapy?
The subconscious mind does repress the memory of negative and traumatic experiences. This is a protective mechanism to prevent you from continually going through the scenario over and over again. The downside is that the negative emotions associated with the event can cause problems in other areas of your current life, and this is why many people turn to hypnotherapy in the first place. It’s not necessary to re-experience the event to overcome the emotions. The emotions can be effectively cleared without reliving the associated trauma.
Will I be able to remember everything that’s ever happened to me?
This is difficult to answer categorically. The subconscious mind does recall experiences and this can be extremely helpful for releasing negative patterns. It is necessary to note, however, that all these memories are stored through the filter of perception. Your memory of an experience will not be entirely the same as the person who witnessed it next to you. For this reason, the important element of hypnotherapy is the attached emotion and its influence in your life. If that influence is negative, you can overcome it without reliving the experience again in hypnosis.