Many people ask me, “what is hypnotherapy?”. To understand hypnotherapy, you first need to understand hypnosis. Hypnotherapy is a behavioral modification therapy that uses hypnosis as it’s primary model.
Hypnosis is a totally relaxed, hyper-aware state of intense focus. I know, that’s a mouthful, but that is the best description I can quickly give a person.
Even though the word “hypnosis” derives from the name of the Greek God Hypnos, the God of sleep, hypnosis is NOT SLEEP. In fact, it is a hyper-awareness. It is a state where you are intensely aware, yet unbothered by peripheral events such as sounds in the room, other people around you, etc.
Do you know anyone who smokes? Maybe a friend or relative? Maybe yourself? Do you know the real cost of smoking?
I quit smoking over 20 years ago when my daughter was born because I didn’t want my kids to see me smoking, or be exposed to it around the house. Continue Reading
Smoking is one of the deadliest habits you can opt into, and one of the most difficult to quit. The benefits when you quit smoking so far out-weigh the benefits of continuing to smoke that it is mind boggling to try and figure out why so many people start to begin with.
I used to smoke. I quit smoking over 20 years ago and have never had the urge since. My health improved almost immediately. Food began to taste better, and I was no longer a social outcast. Continue Reading
Many people from all walks of life either meditate, or try hypnotherapy as a means of improving areas of their lives, however, very few of them truly understand either or these modalities, or the state they are striving for.
Having an understanding of this process, and of the process of Hypnotherapy, can profoundly affect your ability to get the results you seek.
I’ve often run into clients who have tried meditation (especially guided meditation) who’ve had limited results, or even no results. Continue Reading