Think of it this way. Our mind is made up of two parts: a conscious mind and a subconscious (or unconscious) mind. Milton Erickson, a psychiatrist who became famous for his work with hypnosis, described the relationship between the conscious and the subconscious as a horse and rider. The rider thinks that he’s in control because he’s sitting in the saddle and holding the reins. And that’s true—as long as the horse follows his directions. But what happens when the horse becomes startled and bolts off in a different direction? At that point, it’s the rider who’s going along for the ride. If your thoughts, feelings or habits are out of control, it’s because your subconscious mind is “bolting off” in a direction that is different from where you consciously want to go. The way to “tame” your subconscious mind is through hypnosis.
While some practitioners make a distinction between the two titles, we use them interchangeably, and in many cases we prefer the term “hypnotist” because it encompasses a broader scope of practice. Even though we may sometimes use the term “hypnotherapist,” we do not claim to practise psychotherapy, which is an entirely different profession. The title “Consulting Hypnotist” has become popular in recent years, especially among hypnotists who want to differentiate themselves from psychotherapists.
Hypnosis conducted by a trained therapist or health care professional is considered a safe, complementary and alternative medical treatment. However, hypnosis may not be appropriate in people with severe mental illness. Adverse reactions to hypnosis are rare but may include: Headache.
The way people typically describe the feeling of being hypnotized, during hypnotherapy, is to be in a calm, physically, and mentally relaxed state, in which they are able to focus deeply on what they are thinking about. … That said, there is no right way to feel when undergoing hypnosis.
As a general rule perhaps 4 – 6 sessions would do the trick, and the hypnotic experience may need to be modified to better suit a persons’ personal and therapeutic needs. Once you’ve had your sessions, the hypnotist can record the script for you so that you’re able to utilize the recording at home and in your own time.
Hypnosis may be more effective than diet and exercise alone for people looking to lose weight. … Researchers concluded that while hypnotherapy may enhance weight loss, there isn’t enough research for it to be convincing. It’s important to note that there isn’t much research in support of hypnosis alone for weight loss.
Hypnosis won’t cause you to stop smoking right away. All it really does is to reduce and eventually eliminate your cravings. … After that, it becomes quite easy to stop smoking on your own. But for those wondering if it really works, studies have shown that it is actually one of the most successful ways to stop smoking
Plus, hypnosis was highly effective; after 6 sessions 93 percent of participants, while the psychoanalysis group had just a 38 percent recovery rate. Similarly several other studies have found evidence that hypnosis is a useful treatment for smoking cessation.
The short answer is yes. Some compelling research has found that hypnosis can be an effective tool for helping you quit – with quit rates that easily beat more traditional methods. Yet, the consensus seems to be that, like with any smoking cessation program, you have to want the results.
Research has shown that hypnotherapy can help relieve stress, fear, and anxiety. It can also be used to help in coping with the symptoms of panic disorder. … For example, once the hypnotist has helped the client become relaxed, he may ask the person to focus on their panic attacks.
Researchers have studied whether hypnosis can treat a variety of medical conditions, from irritable bowel syndrome to anxiety and depression. … In the case of depression, hypnotherapy sessions may be focused on helping a person achieve a state of relaxation.
We provide a 30-40 minute FREE screening. It’s interesting and enlightening. We will give you an in depth and truthful explanation of hypnosis and assess your situation. If we do not believe hypnosis will benefit you, we will tell you so.
Kitchener Hypnosis Centre offers custom programs for weight loss, smoking cessation, self-confidence and improve sports & academic performance. Our hypnosis programs help clients with Stress Management, Pain Management, Relationship Counselling, and to let go of fears.
Kitchener Hypnosis proudly serves the areas of Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, London, Guelph, Fergus, Elora, St. Jacobs, Elmira, and surrounding communities.
NOTE: Kitchener Hypnosis offers training in self-hypnosis for self-help. We are not a medical facility and do not diagnose or treat medical conditions. The service we provide is for educational purposes only. It is not therapy and is not meant as a replacement for any other intervention. Endorsements produced by clinics using the Master Hypnotist Society Method of Hypnosis Training.*