Hypnosis is a particular altered state of selective hypersuggestibility
brought about in an individual by the use of a combination of relaxation,
fixation of attention and suggestion. In other words, it is opening up the
subconscious to achieve the clients desired natural and healthy results.
What is a Hypnotherapist?
A Hypnotherapist is an individual trained and skilled in
the use of hypnosis for the purpose of assisting others in creating desired
healthy and productive state changes in their minds, bodies and lives.
What is Guided Imagery?
Guided Imagery is a powerful yet gentle technique that focuses
and directs the imagination. One of the most appealing and forgiving features
of Guided Imagery is that anyone can use it. Because it makes use of a kind
of natural trance state, it has been considered a form of hypnosis. Guided
Imagery's powerful effect flows from its involvement of the whole body, the
mind, emotions and all the senses.
Guided Imagery has been shown to be effective in a great
many areas, including:
increasing one's skill level in fields
of endeavor such as writing, acting, singing and public speaking as well as
in sports such as golf, baseball, football, skiing, tennis, etc.
reducing or eliminating migraine headaches
reducing nausea and depression associated
lowering blood pressure and reducing
blood loss during surgery.
lowering cholesterol and glucose levels
in the blood.
heightening short term immune cell activity.
What does the hypnotic state
The feeling is no different than one might have while meditating
or "day dreaming" and is closer to a waking state of mind rather
than sleep. The client can hear, respond to voice instruction, carry on a
conversation and exhibit a normal metabolic rate. Most individuals describe
the hypnotic state as "pleasant" and "relaxing".
Who is in control?
The client is always in control of their thoughts and actions.
The hypnotherapist is a facilitator and is only present to assist the client.
Hypnosis does not replace the need for medical
attention, nor is it a substitute for psychological counseling. Hypnotherapists
do not diagnose or treat medical problems.
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