Being under hypnosis is sometimes referred to as being in a state of focused absorption. The hypnotherapist skillfully facilitates a deep relaxation of your mind and body which allows an altered state of consciousness to arise; a bit like daydreaming. While in this state, you are able to let your conscious mind (your thinking mind) drift, as you access your subconscious mind (which is like a computer hard-drive which stores memory, habits and behaviours, deep emotions and belief systems; from childhood to the present).
A hypnotic trance is a ‘natural state’. Every day there are moments when people go into a trance-like state. How many times have you driven to work or home, and have no recollection of how you got there? You managed to get to your destination safely since your conscious mind was off thinking about something while your unconscious mind (which knows perfectly well how to drive) took over and got you there. You were in a “traffic trance.” Give a child a small screen and see how long it takes for them to go into a trance.
Hypnotherapy is sometimes confused with stage hypnotism. Perhaps the stage variety gives clinical hypnotherapy a bad name, but when you are undergoing clinical hypnotherapy, you can rest assured that you won’t be doing the ‘funky chicken’ or embarrassing yourself. With hypnotherapy, the healing occurs in the quietness of your own mind.
Hypnotherapy is an inspiring process of healing and a rewarding method of achieving goals, motivating oneself and eliminating many problems. By efficiently removing blocks and changing behavioural and response patterns, hypnotherapy allows you to overcome fears, negative patterns, erroneous belief systems and unwanted behaviours easily and effortlessly. There’s a wide range of life-issues that hypnotherapy can assist with:
Gaining greater confidence and self-esteem
Overcoming fears and phobias
Relieving stress and anxiety/panic attacks
Relieving exam and Year 12 stress
Sorting out the direction of your life and career
Getting an emotional and mental reboot
… and much more.
Over the past 13 years as a professional Clinical Hypnotherapist, I’ve been able to assist many clients to make the changes necessary to move towards their goals. I often have clients say “why didn’t I think of getting hypnotherapy earlier?”
Over the coming months, I’ll explore some of the common issues that clients bring to my practice, however, one of the most common reasons people try hypnotherapy is to stop smoking. I feel so strongly that if someone is ready to be a clean, fresh air breather, I can help them over the line so have created a ‘safety-net’ package where a client can attend two sessions of hypnotherapy, one week apart. If they pick up a cigarette within four weeks of the second session, then I give them a third session for free. Not too many clients have taken up the safety net, but it is there if the need arises. Most clients will stop smoking even after the first session.
When looking for a hypnotherapist, do your research to ensure you find a Clinical Hypnotherapist whose qualifications match your expectations. For more information about hypnotherapy, check the range of self-hypnosis MP3s on Spotify and iTunes by searching Cameron Hypnotics or visit www.cameronhypnotics.com.au