First, let’s start with what is Hypnosis. Hypnosis is a relaxed, trancelike state or altered stated of consciousness, where you are always aware and in control. If you’ve ever been so involved in a movie or book that you lost track of time and space, then you’ve experienced a trancelike state. Staring off into the distance, daydreaming… same thing.
The conscious mind is 10-15% of the human consciousness. This is where our decision making process happens – where we rationalize and analyze, where we can only hold a single thought at a time, even if it is at lightning speed.
The subconscious mind makes up the remaining 85-90% and is comparable to a super computer that stores all the information of your life. Every event, emotion, situation that you have experienced is stored here. It controls our Autonomic Nervous System; heart beat, breathing, organs; everything that you don’t have to think of, digesting your food, cell growth, healing, ect. The subconscious is like the computer program in the background running you.
We ‘think’ we are making rational decisions, however our decision making process is based on a belief system of every event that has ever happened to us – the good, the bad and the ugly. For every experience, we’ve learned a behavior in response and each time something similar happens, our physical and emotional reactions attached to the memory are repeated. In some cases these reactions are unhealthy and unbeneficial.
We always respond, behave and feel according to what we believe and envision to be true about ourselves.
Hypnotherapy helps to separate the memory from the learned behavior, and replace unhealthy behaviors with new, healthier ones by getting the conscious mind out of the way and allowing you to do the work at the subconscious level where everything is stored. We work to help you release old beliefs that may be holding you back from living your life to the fullest. Some of the techniques we may use are Guided Imagery, Age Regression, Parts Therapy, Past Life Regression and others to reframe the event. You leave feeling relaxed, with a deeper awareness and confidence in yourself.