Most people have witnessed "stage Hypnotherapy" where they feel that the Hypnotherapist is in control of their actions or words. This is not the case! All Hypnosis is self Hypnosis; you will never do anything that is outside of your normal, natural character. If the Hypnotherapist asks you to stand up, if you would do this in your normal, natural state, you will. If the Hypnotherapist asks you to do something out of your character, you will not.
Hypnosis is a normal natural state; it is a state of selective, focused attention. Although it is 100% natural and normal, it remains one of the most fascinating phenomena of the human mind.
Our ability to enter this unique state of consciousness opens the door to countless possibilities for healing, self-exploration and change. Hypnosis, called by different names in different cultures and times, has been recognized for thousands of years and used for many purposes.
Current thinking in Psychology generally agrees that we all have a Conscious Mind and an Unconscious Mind. Making a change in our attitudes, beliefs and values is not easy for most people to do, because they approach the change consciously. But for a change to happen it needs a two-pronged approach to the Conscious Mind and the Unconscious Mind.
Hypnosis facilitates that by making the Unconscious Mind more open to suggestions from the Hypnotist or even by you.
The Unconscious Mind is the part of you that runs your body. It allows you to breathe you while you sleep. It makes your heart beat. It causes your nerves to send information along the neural pathways. The Unconscious Mind is the source of the intelligence of your body. Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy allows you to tap into the power of the Unconscious Mind to change your life for the better.
When we enter into the absorbed state of hypnosis, we can use our thoughts, talents and experiences in ways not usually available to us. With the help of a trained professional, we can develop individual abilities that enable making desired changes in our thoughts, feelings and behaviors possible.