WHAT IS HYPNOSIS & HYPNOTHERAPY?

At times, it’s easier to describe hypnosis by explaining what it is not. It’s not sleeping. It’s not being unconscious or unaware. It’s not giving up your control.

 

Hypnosis is a natural phenomenon we all access every day, when you first wake up, while watching TV, reading a good book, surfing the net and when drifting off to sleep. Many people have been led to believe that hypnosis is something freaky, weird or involves someone trying to control you.

 

You also may have been led to believe that you aren’t in control of yourself during the process – that while under hypnosis, you are unconscious and unaware of your surroundings. These and other misconceptions could not be further from the truth.

Hypnosis helps the most when you have trouble shifting a habit or achieving access to that part of the memory you normally can’t have access to.  Hypnosis will help you stop smoking, lose weight, improve your relationships, release a fear, or reverse a problem. It will help you see how negative habits have been drawn into your life, and how you can change them. If you have a habit or a phobia which you’d like to be free of, use hypnotherapy.

You can also use it to deal with relationships, anger, stress and anxiety.  You can learn faster, advance your career, improve athletic performance, manage pain, or succeed in sales.  The list truly is endless. I can also teach you the secrets of self-hypnosis so that you not only progress on your own, you continue to create and experience dramatic results. I use many different techniques for my hypnotic sessions depending on the individual and their individual situations and beliefs. 

People can only be hypnotized if they are willing to be. Your subconscious will reject any suggestion that is against your morals so you are always in control. People can lie under hypnosis and will not do anything that they are uncomfortable with. They will also disregard any statements suggested that does not co-align with their belief systems.

To understand how hypnosis works, I think it’s important to understand the basics of the conscious and subconscious minds. You have a conscious mind that can think freely and create new ideas. Then there’s the subconscious mind, which is a super computer loaded with an operating system with programs for our behaviours and responses. The subconscious mind also controls your involuntary bodily functions, like your breathing, your heart beating, and your digestion just to name a few.

The subconscious mind does not move outside of its fixed programs. It reacts automatically to situations with its recorded behaviour responses and it works without the control or knowledge of the conscious mind. This is why we tend to behave without thinking and respond in ways we consciously don’t want to.

Imagine if you hadn’t updated the software on your computer or phone since you bought it. They would be running some pretty outdated programs. We invest in updating our wardrobes, cars, furniture and homes, but not our minds…

Take smoking, for example; people consciously know that cigarettes aren’t good for them, but they smoke them anyway. This is a classic example of a conflict between your conscious and subconscious mind. Your conscious mind is logical however the subconscious mind is running on automatic pilot, 95% of the time.

The conscious mind processes around 50 bits of information per second compared to the subconscious mind which processes 11 million bits of data per second. So, the unconscious mind is estimated to be 220,000 times more powerful than the conscious mind, and it’s the unconscious mind which determines how we live our life.

A hypnotherapist or hypnosis recordings help you to enter that relaxed state at a deeper level by giving you suggestions to relax your body and quiet your mind. By doing this, your brainwaves slow down, your subconscious is opened, and it becomes easier to visualize the changes you want to make and the goals you would like to achieve.

The subconscious thinks in pictures and processes things visually, for example your dreams. When you tell it not to do something like smoke or eat crap food, it doesn’t really get it. However, if you show it in pictures why you shouldn’t do those things, it suddenly understands.

The quickest and most effective way to transform beliefs is through hypnosis, which changes them on the level which beliefs are held. What do you have to lose?

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

 

 

"Caroline is the most inspiring and gifted hypnotherapist I've ever known - whose psychological insights, mind-body understanding, and wicked sense of humor have made a significant impact on my thinking, as well as everyone she meets.

 

She has advanced understanding of hypnotherapy, coaching, NLP and mind-body therapy techniques to empower her clients to heal their bodies and minds, find meaning and purpose in their challenges and feel enthusiastic about the future and all its infinite possibilities. If you need change - look no further."

 

~ Dr. Steve G. Jones ~

 Clinical Hypnotherapist, Founder of The American Alliance of Hypnotists and  Founder of The American University of NLP 

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