What is Hypnosis? Is Hypnosis real? Will I lose control? Will I remember anything?
These are some of the most common questions people ask me when they come in for counseling. Most importantly is asked, "Does it work?"
Before I answer this question, let me give you a quick overview on what Hypnosis is: Hypnosis a natural, altered state of consciousness. Everyday, you and I go through forms of Hypnosis. The most common example is when you're driving on the highway and all of a sudden, your thoughts drift and next thing you know, you're miles down the road. How did that happen?
When you're in Hypnosis, you are in total control. In fact, I would argue that you are more in control than you have ever been. You see, your beliefs, they all live in the unconscious mind. We might be conscious of our beliefs, but they don't reside there so any changes to your beliefs about the world need to occur at the unconscious level, not the conscious one.
Hypnosis believe it or not has been around for ages! It has been used in medical and clinical settings and yes... entertainment settings too! (I hate those guys). Hypnosis can be used for a variety of reasons which include:
As you can see, Hypnosis can be very beneficial, but Hypnosis isn't for everyone and doesn't always help. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but no one can make any guarantees about any form of treatment, including Hypnosis.
If you're interested in learning more about Hypnosis and how Hypnosis could help you, please schedule an appointment with Antonio Medina.