Hypnosis is beneficial for anyone who would like to develop or change particular issues in their life. A stressful modern lifestyle can create many symptoms which can be addressed by hypnosis:
- Weight control
- Skin disorders
- Goal setting
- Self-esteem and confidence
- Performance enhancement
- Public speaking
- Panic disorders
- Pain control
- and many more issues…
Hypnosis is focusing on the unconscious mind’s activities rather than the conscious mind. The unconscious is the part of the mind that creates and controls our thinking patterns.
Sitting on a train not remembering the last 5 stops, or day dreaming are good examples of the natural hypnotic state. Everybody needs to drift into these states to allow the conscious mind’s experiences to update the unconscious mind. This is sometimes called the filing system which stores every second of your life. By tapping into this system directly in hypnosis, you can retrieve and develop the information so that the unconscious mind stores it in a more appropriate way. Carefully worded suggestions are directed to your unconscious mind to develop the desired change. This new information is then available to be filtered back to the conscious mind in its new format. Hence a new healthy habit is affirmed!
It may seem too simple but that is exactly it!
Working hypnotically you can achieve amazing results that far outweigh the capacity of the conscious mind.
Hypnosis is the most effective method of dealing with negative thoughts, feelings and beliefs that are stopping a person from truly doing what they deserve to feel and do.
If your conscious mind wants to do one thing and your unconscious wants to do another, the unconscious mind will always win the argument. Hence the word willpower does not exist. It just means your unconscious mind has created a habit and through hypnosis we can change that habit to a more appropriate one. No long term behavioural change can occur without the consent of the unconscious mind. During hypnosis we can confirm this change. Hence the reason why hypnosis works!
By developing a plan about what you want to achieve before the hypnosis, we can then tap into your unconscious mind by utilising wonderful suggestions, checking for any resistance to change that in the past was blocking your real potential.
How does it feel to be hypnotised?
Being hypnotised is a very pleasant feeling. People comment that they feel relaxed, safe and very calm. All hypnosis is self hypnosis. You will always be in control and any suggestions that are not appropriate unconsciously will not be accepted just the same as in the conscious state.
During hypnosis you may choose to listen or to drift away. Whatever you feel or think is appropriate.
Any concerns you may have, rest assured we will discuss them before the hypnosis, so you can truly enjoy the time without any fears or misconceptions.
You will not speak at all while in hypnosis. My firm belief is that it is your time with you and your unconscious mind not mine! The only thing you need to do is to prepare yourself for wonderful healthy change.
The benefits of hypnosis are endless. If you have any questions I am more than happy to talk with you about hypnotherapy and the wonderful benefits you will feel and truly experience.
Our hypnotherapist is Georgia Foster CSM, DCH. To arrange an appointment call our Receptionists.
- Positive Thoughts May Help Treat Depression August 10, 2011
Gratitude and optimism may be a key to managing depression, a new review of relevant research finds.
Called positive activity interventions (PAIs), the treatment involves intentional positive behaviors and thoughts, such as performing acts of kindness, expressing gratitude, meditating on positive feelings toward others and using one’s signature strengths.
- Don’t Dismiss These Treatments as Placebos June 20, 2011
Evidence is growing, based on carefully controlled studies, that certain non-pharmacological complementary interventions may be useful adjuncts to conventional care. For example, the pain of osteoarthritis can be lessened by acupuncture; tai chi may be helpful in reducing the pain of fibromyalgia; and massage and manipulative therapies may contribute to the relief of chronic back pain and related functional impairments. Furthermore, evidence from basic research points to ways in which such interventions use the body’s own pathways known to be involved in response to pain.
Should we dismiss any benefits as mere placebo effects? Or should we explore the possibility, increasingly suggested by the science, that some complementary interventions provide powerful tools for studying the contributions of attention, touch, time, and reassurance, which are now in short supply in our health care system?
- Many Patients with Incurable Brain Tumors Seek Complementary Therapies December 27, 2010
Many people diagnosed with incurable brain tumors turn to complementary therapies to slow the growth of their cancer or relieve side effects like fatigue and depression, new research shows.
The study, published in the Dec. 14 issue of the journal Neurology, included completed questionnaires from 621 patients with glioma brain tumors who had received conventional treatment, including surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation, at six cancer centers in Germany.
Slightly more than 40% of the patients who returned the questionnaire reported using some kind of alternative or complementary medicine in addition to their conventional care.
- Welcome to the winter ‘blues’ (SAD or Seasonal Affective Disorder) December 3, 2010
“This smack of winter weather will be with us for the next several months and for some it may affect their mood and overall outlook.
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that follows the seasons. The most common type of SAD is called winter depression. It usually begins in late fall or early winter and goes away by summer.
SAD may be related to changes in the amount of daylight during different times of the year. As many as a half million people in the United States may have winter depression; another 10 to 20 percent may experience mild SAD.
According to Renee Markovich, M.D., a family physician with Akron General Center for Family Medicine, nearly all studies report a higher incidence in women, but SAD might be more severe for men. There is mixed data on the ages, but in general SAD can start at age 23 and decrease as people age.”
- Largest obesity study November 18, 2010
The largest obesity study ever conducted in Australia has been launched on-line.
The survey is open to anyone in Broken Hill, where hospital admissions due to obesity are significantly higher than the state average.
Dr Mark Donohoe, founder of the Centre for Evidence-based Complementary Medicine, says the survey will give people a comprehensive report that they can take to their doctor.
He says better health rather than weight loss is the goal.
Read more here: http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/11/15/3066124.htm