Hypnotherapy A Counselling Approach
Helps Better Your Life
Hypnotherapy can help you come to terms with fear and anxiety. Quit smoking and loose weight, as well as numerous other problems or issues. Hypnosis works with desire. The stronger your desire the better hypnosis works. No hypnotherapist can “make” you do anything that is against your core values or beliefs.
With the use of hypnotic suggestions anything you can picture in your mind can become your reality. Take that plane ride, enjoy crowds, walk by a rottweiler, or conquer almost any phobia. From anxiety and weight loss, depression, grief, marriage counseling, anxiety, and divorce recovery. I have the skills needed to bring you through. Athletes have been using hypnosis and visualization for many years to be the best they can be. Be like the pros and use the power of your mind to increase the power of your body. I will teach you how to overcome addictions, compulsions, and fears with guided hypnosis and proven counseling techniques.
Hypnosis For Weight Loss.
This is an area that truly provides me with some of the greatest feelings of accomplishment. When I get to see and hear about my clients loosing weight steadily and in a healthy manner. Averaging 3 to 7 lbs per week! Feeling empowered and happy, these reports make my day!
Obesity is a huge problem in North America. Combinations of lifestyle and diet are often the result of simply not feeling like one has control over their time and their decisions. In my weight loss approach we will change that outlook. Your first session is about control. Control is the key to weight loss. When you feel in control and aligned with your goals, making improper decisions begins to disappear. Instead of laziness or routine or your “mind” making decisions, your sense of control comes to the forefront. Instead of junk food, an apple, or a glass of water, will begin to make more sense. This is because when you feel in control and are aligned with your goals it simply does not make sense to choose otherwise.
Your second session is about desire to exercise. Exercise obviously is key to any proper weight loss program. For you to loss weight in a healthy manner exercise is how that is done. In your second session we go back in time in your mind to a time when you had a wonderful workout. We relive the wonderful feelings of accomplishment, pride, and endorphin production that occurred during that workout. By bringing this feeling to the forefront we can anchor it into your current life. You will begin to crave this feeling more and more. My weight loss program is about lifestyle change. Working out and being fit is what will help you loss the weight, and equally important; keep it off!
Your third and fourth sessions involve increasing your metabolism and a combination session that brings it all together. Your mind controls your metabolism and it can be increased. By taking you to a place in your mind that controls this function we allow you to increase the rate at which you digest, and unblock any part of your subconscious that is slowing that process down.
Occasionally there are times when during this process we may uncover deeper issues that are part of the reason for a individuals weight problems. This is when having a highly trained professional is most useful. Together we will work through those issues, and allow you to finally achieve the goals that you may have had for years but were unable to achieve. Possibly due to a deep underlying emotional issue. As your coach, therapist and friend we will get to the root of that problem together. Here is another bonus of having a counsellor who is not limited by location. If you purchase one of my home hypnosis programs you can always contact me via, email, phone, or by video conference. You do not need to be in my office to get the one on one support you may require.
Who Is Hypnosis For?
Although hypnosis may have the potential to help with a wide variety of conditions, it’s typically used as one part of a treatment plan rather than as a stand-alone therapy. Like any other therapy, hypnosis seems to work best when you’re highly motivated and your therapist is well trained.
Hypnotherapy Is Used To:
Achieve pain relief
Lower blood pressure
Improve sleep patterns
Reduce stress and anxiety
Past Life Regression
A term clouded in myth and half truths.
Past life regression is a new age term for a type of hypnosis that takes you, the client into your memories. In hypnosis I will lead you to a part of your mind that holds memories that may or may not be linked to your personal life. I do not apply any judgment to your experience. Whether you believe that these memories are actually of a past life or just an interesting fun experience lies completely with you. I do believe in Carl Jung’s belief that we all have a “collective unconscious”. Meaning our minds hold a treasure trove of memories and experiences. This is the place I take you to, in order to find out fun and exciting things about your memory.
How Hypnosis Works
Hypnosis is a state characterized by extreme suggestibility, relaxation and heightened imagination. In reality, it is more like daydreaming, or the feeling of “losing yourself” in a good book or movie. You are fully conscious, but you tune out most of the stimuli around you. You focus intently on the subject at hand, to the near exclusion of any other thought.
In the everyday “trance” of a daydream or movie, an imaginary world seems somewhat real to you, in the sense that it fully engages your emotions. Imaginary events can cause real fear, sadness or happiness, and you may even jolt in your seat if you are surprised by something (a monster leaping from the shadows, for example). Some researchers categorize all such trances as forms of self-hypnosis. Milton Erickson, the premier hypnotism expert of the 20th century, contended that people hypnotize themselves on a daily basis.
In conventional hypnosis, you approach the suggestions of the hypnotherapist, or your own ideas, as if they were reality. If the therapist suggests that you are drinking a chocolate milkshake, you’ll taste the milkshake and feel it cooling your mouth and throat. If the therapist suggests that you are happy, you may feel excited or start to smile. But the entire time, you are aware that it’s all imaginary. Essentially, you’re “playing pretend” on an intense level, just as children often do.
In this special mental state, people tend to feel uninhibited and relaxed. This is because they tune out the worries and doubts that normally keep their actions in check. You might experience the same feeling while watching a movie: As you immerse yourself in the plot, worries about your job, family, etc. fade away, until all you’re thinking about is what’s up on the screen.
In this state, you are also highly suggestible. That is, when the therapist tells you do something, you’ll probably embrace the idea completely. This is what makes stage hypnotist shows so entertaining. Normally reserved, sensible adults are suddenly walking around the stage clucking like chickens or singing at the top of their lungs. Fear of embarrassment seems to fly out the window. The subject’s sense of safety and morality remain entrenched throughout the experience, however. A hypnotist can’t get you to do anything you don’t want to do.
Simply stated, hypnosis is nothing more than a way to access a person’s subconscious mind directly. Normally, you are only aware of the thought processes in your conscious mind. You consciously think over the problems that are right in front of you, consciously choose words as you speak, consciously try to remember where you left your car in the parking lot.
But in doing all these things, your conscious mind is working hand-in-hand with your subconscious mind, the unconscious part of your mind that does your “behind the scenes” thinking. Your subconscious mind accesses the vast reservoir of information that lets you solve problems, construct sentences or locate your automobile. It puts together plans and ideas and runs them by your conscious mind. When a new idea comes to you out of the blue, it’s because you already thought through the process unconsciously.
Your subconscious also takes care of all the stuff you do automatically. You don’t actively work through the steps of breathing minute to minute — your subconscious mind does that. You don’t think through every little thing you do while driving a car — a lot of the small stuff is thought out in your subconscious mind. Your subconscious also processes the physical information your body receives.
In short, your subconscious mind is the real brains behind the operation — it does most of your thinking, and it decides a lot of what you do. When you’re awake, your conscious mind works to evaluate a lot of these thoughts, make decisions and put certain ideas into action. It also processes new information and relays it to the subconscious mind. But when you’re asleep, the conscious mind gets out of the way, and your subconscious has free reign.
The deep relaxation and focusing exercises of hypnotism work to calm and subdue the conscious mind so that it takes a less active role in your thinking process. In this state, you’re still aware of what’s going on, but your conscious mind takes a backseat to your subconscious mind. Effectively, this allows you and the hypnotist to work directly with the subconscious. It’s as if the hypnotism process pops open a control panel inside your brain.
The subconscious regulates your bodily sensations, such as taste, touch and sight, as well as your emotional feelings. When the access door is open, and the hypnotist can speak to your subconscious directly, he or she can trigger all these feelings, so you experience the taste of a chocolate milkshake, the satisfaction of contentment and any number of other feelings.