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What Hypnosis Is and Is Not

When many people hear the word hypnosis they may begin to think of a time they’ve witnessed someone being told to jump up and down and bock like a chicken. Or maybe they’ve watched a movie where all of the town folk are put under the spell by a villain to hunt someone down.

But I have to tell you, that’s all a little silly! And the truth is there is nothing bad that can happen when you connect to your subconscious mind through hypnosis. In fact, there can be such beautiful growth and self-development that you hadn’t ever imagined was possible.

So, what’s real and what’s fake? Let me bust some myths for you!

And does extreme suggestibility mean that I as the hypnotherapist can make you do anything that I want?

Nope! You might be thinking that you’ve seen people in the movies who were under some sort of mind control, or spell, being ordered around, doing all of these different things by someone’s instruction. There’s nothing that myself or another hypnotist can make you do. You are the one in control and it is YOUR experience that I will simply be guiding you through.

What this really means is that there is nothing that I can make you do under hypnosis that you wouldn’t want to do out of hypnosis. Plus, I’m a champion for consent, and I would never make any suggestions that would not support your desired reality.

For example, if under hypnosis I told you that you are a chicken now and should jump up on your chair and start quacking bocking like a chicken… it’s not something you will just jump up and do… unless perhaps you have always dreamed of being a chicken!

If you have seen this on TV this is a version of hypnosis that is stage hypnosis. In this scenario the folks that you see under hypnosis have been carefully selected based on just how highly suggestible they are, and are are selected based on their dramatic effect. If they pulled just anybody out of the crowd you wouldn’t see these same results or behaviours.

Another myth that comes to mind is that when in hypnosis you are asleep.

The truth is, while in hypnosis you are in fact not sleeping, you are just so deeply relaxed which can be easily compared to being in a sleep-like state which will welcome you into a state of extreme suggestibility.

What CAN you expect when going into a hypnotic state?

I don’t know what you will feel as each person experiences hypnosis differently, but a lot of people say they experience:

  1. the feeling of heaviness as if they are sinking into their seats

  2. the feeling of lightness, as if they are floating

  3. the flicker flatter of their eyes

  4. deep or shallow breathing

  5. the desire to swallow

  6. tingly or energetic feelings on their fingers, toes, or hands

  7. a state of deep physical and mental relaxation

Some people come into their work thinking they’re going to be in such a deep sleep state in an outer body experience but this isn’t always right as well. You might have other thoughts coming into your head, and this is okay as well, your subconscious mind is supporting you. If you hear outside noise that means you are heightened and it will just help you relax even further. During the process you can simply listen to my voice and let me guide you through the experience.

What even is hypnosis?!

Hypnosis is a self-development tool that uses suggestibility of the mind. Like meditation, it gives you the space and guidance to enter such a relaxed state, but it takes you to a much deeper state where you feel safe enough to surpass your critical mind. It allows you to tap into your subconscious mind to re-discover what you already have inside of you that will help you overcome any limiting beliefs and negative emotions.

Expanding your subconscious mind using suggestibility through hypnosis can help you to:

  1. release childhood stresses

  2. reconnect with our inner-child

  3. increase your confidence and intuition

  4. heal from the past and program in new beliefs

  5. envision new possibilities to step into the life you have always dreamed of

  6. say goodbye to old ways of doing business and embrace new ways

  7. expand your wealth consciousness

  8. see new results in your business

  9. create a change in the way you show up in your work, in your relationships, and for yourself

Really, it empowers you explore new possibilities for yourself to design a life you love!

In fact, hypnosis is the most effective and fastest route to solve emotional blocks and mindset issues with a 93% recovery rate after just 6 sessions… compared to behaviour therapy with 72% recovery after 22 sessions, and psychoanalysis with 38% recovery after 600 sessions.

The best part about hypnosis is that you do not have to think too much about it…

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If you enjoyed learning about hypnosis and are interested to try it out, I invite you to join me for a Complimentary Private Mini-Hypnosis Intro Session where you can:

  1. share the support you are looking for

  2. chat about any thoughts or questions that you have around hypnosis

  3. experience hypnotic suggestions

  4. discover the program / intensive that would best support you on your subconscious expansion journey

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