Hypnosis is a state of mind, some call it a state of trance, that allows for incredible things to happen. Stage Hypnotists use hypnosis to create physical sensations, temporary amnesia, and even waking hallucinations. Some Hypnotists work with law enforcement to help witnesses remember forgotten details of an event. Hypnotherapists use the state to create amazing and permanent change with their clients, typically in a very short amount of time.
Mirriam-Webster has the following definition:
"a trance-like state that resembles sleep but is induced by a person whose suggestions are readily accepted by the subject"
Yet hypnosis is not sleep. It is not even a state of eye closure. We are hypnotized many times throughout the day when we are entranced by media, daydreaming, or even driving.
I use the following definition:
“A state of focused concentration that allows one to use an engaged imagination to send instructions to the subconscious mind.”
The imagination is the realm of the subconscious, as logic is the realm of the conscious mind. As a Hypnotherapist I use my words to focus my clients minds and guide their imagination to create imagery that allows the subconscious to make internal change at a level usually unavailable. This allows the client to make large changes in a short amount of time.
It’s not magic, but it sometimes feels like it.
Are you ready to explore how Hypnosis can create change in your life? Contact me now to set up a free consultation.