What is Hypnotherapy?
This is a guide to define what is hypnotherapy.
Read on to discover what hypnotherapy is, what it isn’t and most importantly – what hypnotherapy can do for you.
Hypnotherapy takes an exploratory approach – this allows you to make dramatic discoveries about the deep causes that lie behind your situation.
Answers to why you feel frustrated or blocked or stuck somehow, or how you became lost on your path in some way.
A fresh perspective gives you powerful revelations about what it is you really want and how to go about making the dream a reality
With hypnotherapy you get a new approach, you get new tools and techniques to enable you to reach your goals faster and find simple yet powerful solutions to any challenges on the way.
By becoming conscious of your internal belief system you set the stage for adapting to new ways of thinking and being.
When you align to your inner values you gain an awareness of your true goals.
Hypnotherapy facilitates this understanding by allowing you to view your situation through a new lens. Providing new meaning and a recognition of your deeper belief systems, behaviour patterns and assumptions that you have been living under.
The hypnotheraputic process is designed to find out where you are now in life, where it is you want to go and then determining the best direction to take to get you there.
Hypnotherapy helps you take action where before there was inaction by tackling blocks or limiting beliefs, helping you face fear or deal with stress or just by helping you get re-orientated when you feel lost.
A good hypnotherapist will help you to eradicate limiting beliefs and unwanted patterns of behaviour and give you powerful tools to help overcome any roadblocks along the way.
By helping you find true purpose, hypnotherapy brings you a way to reach your deepest potential.
Through non-judgemental active listening and powerful questioning techniques hypnotherapy can find a new vision for yourself and a framework for turning the vision into reality.
A hypnotherapist is a professional who helps you to get things out of your head and into real action and make change in your life.
A hypnotherapist keeps you accountable for reaching your goals and continuing to make positive changes.
They challenge you to keep achieving, because ultimately this is what is needed if you truly want to achieve your goals.
A good hypnotherapist has effective, yet efficient, strategies that enable you to not only identify goals and gain a deep understanding of what you want to accomplish but also focus you on reaching those goals more quickly in a meaningful way.
A hypnotherapist should have the professional training and knowledge of mind-set strategies and change psychology tools to coach you to your dream life.
Their role is to be there with you step by step to help you stay on track and motivated.
Hypnotherapy is psychotherapy used under hypnosis. Hypnosis is a wonderful relaxed state similar to the feeling just before you drift off into a pleasant sleep. It allows access to the subconscious mind where we hold all of our beliefs and behaviours.
Focus on your breathing. A few seconds ago your breathing was controlled by your subconscious, it is now a conscious activity. When your conscious moves onto something else your subconscious will take over again automatically and with ease.
You can think of your subconscious as a giant warehouse filled with every single thing that is not currently in your conscious mind, all of your memories, hopes, dreams, skills, every situation you have ever been through along with every image you have ever seen is stored here.
It is an incredibly powerful – and for most people – untapped resource.
You can understand the subconscious by remembering when you first learned to drive. It took incredible focus of the conscious mind to be able to drive at first; you needed to concentrate and focus in order to safely manoeuvre the vehicle. You couldn’t have carried on a conversation or any other conscious process while driving.
A few short weeks later and driving can become a natural skill that can happen automatically. In other words it can be controlled by the subconscious. Now a conversation is entirely possible. Your mind transferred the skill of driving from the conscious to the subconscious mind.
The subconscious mind is largely untapped, – some believe that less than 3% of us are utilising the potential of our subconscious mind.
Scientific consensus 60 years ago was that to run a four-minute mile was impossible for the human body. Roger Bannister believed it was possible. Once Bannister achieved the four-minute mile in 1954, other athletes performed the same feat within months.
The athletes hadn’t undergone any extra special training to equal the feat, they just now knew it was possible. They had changed their belief, they had removed the limit that the conscious mind had set and could now tap into the limitless possibilities of their subconscious mind.
Your conscious mind sets limits, when you let the subconscious mind take over you can do what was thought to be impossible. The power of hypnosis is the ability it creates for communication with and access to the subconscious mind.
At the moment your access to the subconscious mind may be thought of as looking around a giant warehouse with a torch. Hypnosis acts like a light switch revealing the entire contents of the warehouse to you.
The dark warehouse now changes to a place where you can now work things out, change beliefs and behaviours. It is a wonderful and relaxed state, which we also refer to as the alpha state. You will still be aware throughout the session as we begin to change by the use of hypnotic language and suggestion any behaviours or beliefs which you would like to change.
Everyone can be hypnotised – if you are certain that you can’t be hypnotised you may not allow yourself to relax enough to get to the hypnotic state, If you feel you may resist the process then it may not be for you, on the other hand, If you feel you can be open to the process then the hypnosis will help to change the way you think and feel.
Hypnosis works best with intelligent people because it is a form of concentration. It is not sleep and it doesn’t feel like sleep. Hypnotised people are awake, alert and very responsive – ECG scans demonstrate a high level of alpha waves in hypnotised people which is the complete opposite to a sleeping state.
Hypnotised people are still in touch with their morals and usual standards of behaviour. You can find that your inhibitions may be decreased and you will be more open to suggestion.
Important discoveries in neuroscience are providing evidence that the most effective way to change the neural pathways in the brain is through accessing the subconscious mind. The best way to access the subconscious is through hypnosis.
It has also been discovered that effective access to the subconscious is achieved through even a ‘light’ trance state – in other words hypnosis should be effective for all open and willing participants – i.e, those that fall into either a deep trance or light trance.
We now understand that the brain has a neuroplasticity which means that it is able to change throughout our adult life.
We used to believe that the brain became fixed at a certain age; we now know that new neural pathways can be created in the brain, which literally change the way we think, feel and act in situations.
We now know that we have multiple brains and that our heart as well as our gut have their own set of neurons. Understanding that if we are out of alignment in one brain this can have a high impact on the other brains is a revolution in how we treat many common disorders.
In hypnosis we are able to access all of our brains including the gut brain that has the fear, fight or flight response. By calming and soothing the amygdala, the part of the brain responsible for fear and the link between the vagus nerve and the stomach, we are able to move clients to a state of calmness and courage where they are in control of their state not the other way around.
Overall hypnotherapy creates powerful change that is lasting and permanent when done over three to six sessions it helps to create and strengthen new pathways in the brain. Ultimately it puts you back in charge of your life by giving you clarity and focus and providing an understanding of what works for you and what doesn’t.
The first meeting is either in person in Sydney CBD or virtually via Zoom, the session itself can last anywhere from 1 hour to 3.5 hours depending on your hypnosis program.
This may be a time to see if hypnotherapy is right for you, or it could be a time where you discover what you really want to focus on and start developing the strategy to get there.
It can also be a breakthrough session where you start to develop a powerful mindset and breakdown limiting belief systems and behaviours.
Your relationship with your hypnotherapist is dynamic and it changes over time as discoveries are made about how you work best and your individual needs, good hypnosis methods will accommodate to your strengths and provide you with insight and direction.
The sessions are comprehensive and designed to discover your ultimate intention, bring you clarity to what and how you want to feel and jump-start a new process of achievement.
Hypnotic Health hypnotherapy programs are designed to find out what is holding you back, identify emotional or mental blocks and limiting beliefs that are between you and happiness.
If someone can help you to make life changing significant positive changes, what is that worth to you? How much does it cost to be unfulfilled, lost, limited and frustrated?
Hypnotherapy cost needs to be assessed against the utility or value that the therapy brings.
Therapists often charge by the hour the price can range anywhere between $100 – $350 per hour.
I offer hypnotherapy packages as medium term hypnotherapy creates better outcomes. I want a great outcome for you my client first and foremost.
Charging the most does not necessarily mean that it is the best hypnotherapy. As with many things in life – you need to do your research.
Make sure you use all offers of free consultations, carefully read websites and any reviews and references you can find.
It can be difficult to invest in your own personal development, but it really is worth the investment when you have a therapist that inspires and challenges you to fulfil your deepest potential.
I want you to care about the amount you have invested in yourself, because I want you to care about the outcomes.
I want you to accomplish more than you thought possible.