What is hypnosis?
Hypnosis can be defined as "a natural, yet altered, state of mind where communication and responsiveness with the subconscious mind is present". Essentially, one's body becomes so relaxed that their subconscious mind becomes more present and one will be able to access more of their memories, thoughts, and feelings.
How can hypnotherapy help me?
Hypnotherapy works great in several fields, including trauma, anxious feelings, addictions, and general life improvement. Since your conscious mind is more relaxed, your subconscious is able to absorb information and suggestions in an easier way.
How do the sessions work?
The first step is the consultation, in which clients describe the issues they're undergoing and discover more about the emotions they're experiencing. They are then induced into hypnosis by becoming extremely relaxed. There may be a few exercises to see how deep in hypnosis the client is. Positive suggestions will be delivered, and depending on the type of session, they may bring up old memories from the root cause of their issue so they can heal the memory. After thoroughly healing the memory, clients will be dehypnotized and a brief conversation will follow.
How does hypnosis work if it's online?
All hypnosis is self-hypnosis, meaning you're being guided through the process, but doing all the work yourself! With hypnotherapy, all you need is the guide's voice; no physical touching is necessary. Many people find that online hypnosis is more beneficial as they can stay in the comfort of their own homes and can schedule it easier. Just be sure that distractions are limited (i.e., no pets jumping on you, phone is on silent).
Can I get stuck in hypnosis?
No! It is not possible to be stuck in hypnosis. In fact, you're in control the entire time. The hypnotherapist will offer suggestions, which you can choose to take or not. Fun fact: since you're still in command, you can actually lie while in hypnosis (although it's not recommended)!