People often ask me - "What is Hypnosis and how does it work?"
What they really want to ask is - "Can it help me with my problem such as shyness, quit smoking, public speaking, performance anxiety, passing exams, fears and phobias, compulsive behaviours, nail biting, losing weight?" ...... (you get the picture).
It is the fastest method that we know of that allows direct access into that part of us often described as the SUBCONSCIOUS / UNCONSCIOUS mind. There is a process too. Hypnosis is most definitely not sleep.
You hear every word and are aware of your surroundings.
HOWEVER, nothing else disturbs you, you feel quite comfortable and relaxed.
Hypnosis processes are often valuable to assist the person understanding of themselves or their problems,
extinguish unfortunate habits, reduce anxiety & fears and develop a new and more adaptive outlook.
What To Expect
Many people feel somewhat apprehensive and do have numerous questions when they consider seeking Clinical Hypnosis.
Some of the most commonly asked questions are;
"How does it feel to be hypnotized?" There is no such thing as a specific feeling. Awareness is there, but surprisingly, a stand-out characteristic is the feeling of 'involuntariness'. ie. the body feels heavier, the eyes just want to rest, the arm is light/heavy etc.
"Will I lose Consciousness?" Hypnosis is definitely not sleep. Sometimes though, you may relax so much under hypnosis that you feel as though you are drifting off and losing track. Just like that feeling of zoning out when you are quite relaxed.