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Hypnosis is a means of communication between the conscious mind and the subconscious mind.   It is a natural state of mind  experienced as trance.  Hypnosis can be induced through the interaction of one individual speaking to another, or to an entire group as (group hypnosis); we can also learn to self-induce trance as in (self-hypnosis).

Hypnosis, with it's myriad of applications, is rapidly emerging as a highly effective science in solving  problems.  It's a valuable adjunct to standard medical care and psychotherapy; and probably the lowest risk procedure available from the standpoint of contraindications.Hypnosis can bring about major change in motivation, self confidence, relaxation, physical discomfort, creativity, habit control, and many other problems or difficulty in achieving goals.  Yet few procedures are less understood, or more plagued by misunderstandings.

Hypnosis is neither strange or mysterious. The truth is, you drift in and out of the hypnotic or trance state, on a daily basis. It goes unnoticed because it seems so natural and normal. And that, is exactly what hypnosis is, one of the natural states of mind that all human beings experience.

A trance is a natural state occurring whenever your attention is narrowly focused and relatively free of distractions. Your attention may be focused either internally (on self-talk, daydreaming, meditation, etc.) or externally (on a task, reading, a movie, engaged in an art form, intently listening to a speaker, etc.). Attention is narrowly focused so that other environmental stimuli are ignored for a period of time.

To understand what hypnosis is... it is crucial to understand what it is not.  What follows is a look at some of the misconceptions about hypnosis.A hypnotist can gain control over a client against his wishes.Such is the myth perpetuated in through the media. Hypnosis is actually something that the client does;  the hypnotist is a teacher or facilitator who has mastered various techniques in the art of effective suggestion and the teaching self hypnosis. A hypnotist  works in concert with the client, teaching the client how to access the hypnotic trance.

Only the weak-minded can be hypnotized.To the contrary, the best hypnotic candidates are those who have average or above average intelligence, good powers of concentration, and good imaginations and self-motivation.In hypnosis, a person may reveal his innermost secrets.The person being hypnotized is always aware of everything that occurs. He/she is, therefore, able to maintain control of each session. Nothing is done or revealed unless the client has the desire to do so.

Being hypnotized, is like being asleep.Hypnosis is actually a state of increased awareness with deep mental and physical relaxation. Many people, after their first hypnotic experience, question whether they were really hypnotized because they were aware of everything that happened.It's possible to become "lost" in hypnosis and not be able to be 'awakened'.No one has ever remained in hypnosis unable to be aroused. Since all hypnosis really is self hypnosis, one emerges from the trance state whenever necessary. Prior to commencing induction,  a hypnotherapist should fully explain this to clients, along with the explanation of the  entire procedure, including the reassurance,  that (the client), will always maintain control.

The first session often begins with an exercise to determine the extent of suggestibility of the client, followed by a guided relaxation technique which leads into the hypnotic trance.  During the trance period, the client's goals are sought and then he is aroused from trance.

Post-hypnotic suggestions to practice self-hypnosis are usually incorporated to motivate the client to begin to use self-hypnotic techniques on his own.  He or she should be encouraged to practice using self-hypnosis with positive affirmations several times a day, and/or to begin listening to reinforcement CDs at least once each day.  As with any program of self-improvement, hypnosis must be reinforced and given time, effort and commitment.

Some People Are Too Strong-Willed To Be Hypnotized,Hypnosis is not something one person "does" to another.  We're all born with the ability to enter and utilize trance. The depth of its use, deliberate or not, varies from one person to another.  Developing the skillful use of trance can be enhanced with the guidance of an experienced hypnotist.

Because all hypnosis truly is self-hypnosis, it is the client using his or her own abilities, including concentration and imagination, to produce what we recognize as "hypnotic" effects.

A Heightened State of Suggestibility,Actually, hypnosis is better described than defined. It's often considered an altered state of consciousness featuring "selective perception," a process in which one can choose to see only what is relevant to his task, blocking out everything else.  Hypnosis involves guided concentration.

Hypnosis Is An Altered State of Consciousness,Hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness; as one's awareness differs somehow from the usual perception of reality. While  often referred to as being in a trance, for many people, being in hypnosis does not seem much different to how they feel at other times.  The most easily recognizable change is the profoundness of relaxation the client experiences.  Oftentimes,  they emerge more deeply relaxed than they've ever felt before.  This very fact has led to claims that hypnosis is nothing more than deep relaxation.  But simple research has shown  that hypnosis is  more than relaxation: e.g., after hypnosis the heart rate remains slowed down longer than after relaxation alone.

A Heightened State of Suggestibility,Another definition of hypnosis holds that it is a heightened state of suggestibility. What does this mean? That persons in hypnosis will accept suggestions more readily than if not in hypnosis? That explains nothing. People are readily suggestible without hypnosis -- the advertising industry attests to that.  People agreeing to be induced into hypnosis,  by definition, want to cooperate.  Naturally, they will accept suggestions.  In the same way one suspends his disbelief while reading a great novel. Although, if you suggested something that is disagreeable to them and they'll quickly stop cooperating -- just as they'd drop a novel which they were offended by.

Role Playing,Some theorists say that hypnosis is simply role playing. That people think or do things in hypnosis because it's expected of them and by them.  They are merely fulfilling a role. That they want to please the hypnotherapist, so there's no altered state of consciousness, there's simply a motivation to act as though hypnotized.  This theory might hold for stage performances and the like but can hardly apply to those undergoing  hypno-anesthesia for dental work or surgery. Thousands of hypnotized people have benefited from from hypnosis for surgeries performed with no additional chemical anesthetic.

Conditioning,Hypnosis has also been defined as a form of conditioning.  A person learns, through direct experience or the media, how to behave hypnotized.  Another way to see hypnosis is as something learned, asserting that a person becomes conditioned to a word stimulus such as "Relax."  Once having allowed himself to relax, the client is thereafter conditioned to repeat the experience of relaxing upon hearing the trigger-word.

Dissociation,Yet another definition of hypnosis, one that has wide support among researchers, is that hypnosis is a form of dissociation.  Meaning, that in some as yet unexplained way, the mental functioning of a person is compartmentalized and one part can be isolated from the others.  Dissociation is an everyday conscious experience which begins in childhood.  When a person is engaged in conversation with someone else he is also talking with himself and thinking ahead to his next comments. 

Children blithely slip in and out of fantasy lives, temporarily adopting make-believe roles which they discard at will. This capacity to fantasize can be retained through practice and makes the dissociation characteristic of hypnosis less surprising.Altered state, relaxation, heightened suggestibility, role-playing, conditioning or dissociation, whatever hypnosis is, it enables a person to experience thoughts and images as though they were real.Hypnosis is like guided daydreaming: a form of relaxed concentration.

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HypnoBirthing® is as much a philosophy as it is a technique. The HypnoBirthing® concept is not new to obstetrics and gynecology, but rather a "rebirth" of the philosophy of birthing as it existed thousands of years ago, and recaptured in the work of Dr. Grantly Dick-Read, an English obstetrician, who first forwarded the concept of natural birthing in the 1920s. The Mongan Method teaches you that in the absence of fear and tension, severe pain does not have to be an accompaniment of labor.

Throughout the world, HypnoBirthing® instructors successfully teach women and their birthing partners relaxation techniques that eliminate the fear-tension-pain syndrome which results in a more joyful, shared childbirth experience. In the absence of fear and tension, severe pain doesn't have to accompany labor. If, during your pregnancy, you learn relaxation techniques to eliminate fear, tension and pain you can experience childbirth awake and alert, relaxed, mentally, physically and emotionally.

HypnoBirthing® is an alternative to manage birthing your child without the use of drugs or Lamaze. Hypnosis has been approved by the American Medial Association (AMA) for medical procedures, including the reduction or elimination of pain. I will help you make your doctor aware of the HypnoBirthing® process, so that your obstetrician/gynecologist can effortlessly allow for the process to make your experience as safe and painless as possible. Becoming a mother has never been easier or safer!

In your HypnoBirthing® class, you will gain an understanding of how the birthing muscles work in perfect harmony--as they were designed to--when your body is sufficiently relaxed. You will learn how to achieve this kind of relaxation, free of the resistance that fear creates, and you will learn to use your natural birthing instincts for a calm, serene and comfortable birthing.

Best begun about half way through the pregnancy, the mother is taught self hypnosis. This technique allows the mother to greatly alleviate the discomfort of the natural process of contractions. During the rest of the pregnancy the mother must practice these techniques so that she will remain comfortable and at ease when it is time for the baby to be delivered.

Hypnotic programming, post hypnotic suggestions and the daily practice of self-hypnosis will allow you to be relaxed and in good spirits during the childbirth experience. You'll be relaxed, but fully in control. You will be aware of your body's surges; but because you have trained yourself to reach complete relaxation, you will be able to determine the degree to which you will feel the surges. You can experience childbirth in an atmosphere of calm relaxation, free of the fear and tension.

It is fear and tension that prevents the muscles of your body from functioning as nature intended them to. In this calm state your body's natural anesthesia, endorphins, replace the stress hormones that constrict and cause pain. Learn more about hypnosis and childbirth... you have nothing to lose but fear and discomfort!

FACT: The laws of Physics state that energy cannot be destroyed. Thought is energy. Therefore, thought cannot be destroyed.CONCLUSION: The individual energy pockets of thought, feeling and experience that comprise our individuality (our “souls”) cannot be destroyed. Therefore, our souls are eternal. If our souls are eternal, they must still exist after death.

FACT: Energy has definable, measurable, predictable patterns of behavior. The entrance of a soul into a physical body is a process that must be subject to (as yet undiscovered) laws of physics because the process occurs in the physical world. Inhabiting a body is an accepted and widely recognized behavior for this pocket of energy.

CONCLUSION: Physics allows the human body to contain a soul. Since this process occurs at least once per individual (and billions of times over all, taking the world's population into account) this "soul behavior" is very likely a "pattern" that can occur an infinite number of times for the same reason any valid Physics experiment can be reproduced an infinite number of times.

To prove that reincarnation is not true, scientists must identify the specific laws of physics that define the conditions under which the soul enters the body. They will have to identify the laws that prevent indestructible energy from engaging in this behavior more than once, and explain why this behavior is isolated - "used up" after one occurrence - instead of infinitely repeating in a recurring pattern when those conditions are present, which is more typical of energy behaviors.

Until they prove it is not true, we can continue to assume energy can repeat this known behavior, just as energy can repeat other known behaviors, and can inhabit successive human bodies over time. At the very least, we must remain open minded to the likelihood that nothing prevents energy from engaging in this behavior repeatedly - and your soul from returning - until we can use the sciences to prove otherwise.

Yes and no. Not all experiences recalled in a Past Life Exploration (PLE) have actually been lived out in a former lifetime. Whether or not past life hypnosis consistently uncover past life experiences is likely to remain open for debate. Past life recollections are not necessarily complete or accurate; so the mind often remembers the most emotionally laden events, and fill in the rest with confabulations.

This is typical of us in our present life memories as well. Your memory and your imagination come from the same source. However, that which comes out of the subconscious mind in dreams, imagining or fantasy symbolizes some aspect of a person's life, so what is retrieved as past life memories can also be metaphors for present life events and circumstances. Yet, whether the memories are real or imagined, it's of no significance if the recalled experience solves the problem or offers insight; which is usually the case.

Recalling a past event, usually done with vivid emotion, typically results in resolving the problem; and people tend to identify with the memory far more dramatically than if they were fabricating it. A hypnotist need not evaluate the truth of the client's story. The story merely has to help heal the client.

More and more people want to explore their inner awareness through a past life review. PLEs can be done in a private session or in small groups. Private sessions have the advantage of focused interactivity between the hypnotist and the client and that allows for a deeper exploration because the client can answer questions and describe his experience while in trance. Another advantage of a private session is that you may be provided with an audio tape of your personal experience to review from time to time.


Pain is necessary and important. Without it you wouldn't know if you were sick or injured. To understand what the message of your pain is, you must seek a medical diagnosis. Always consult a medical professional before utilizing hypnosis for pain control because the condition could worsen while blocking the pain.

When seeking to control pain or eliminate suffering, it is useful to understand how physical pain is sensed. Imagine this: You are clearing a new garden of its rocks. While lifting one particularly large one, you drop it on your big toe. Chemical substances located in the nerve endings are released and the pain message is transmitted from the toe to the brain.

These chemicals increase circulation to the injured area, causing swelling and redness. (A natural process that fights off bacteria.) The pain message travels to the spinal cord, to the sensory center of the brain, and on to the cortex where the location of the pain is deciphered. At this point, you might be apt to scream. Then, within moments, chemicals are released to provide pain relief and your toe seems to hurt less. The pain I asked you to imagine results from an injury, but the basic pain process is the same, regardless of the stimulus.

An intake interview is done, general life-style information is gathered and suggestibility testing is performed.During this interview both written and verbal information about your issues is gathered. Information such as when the issue is a problem, when it is worse or better, how it affects you, how would you like it to be.

We'll also explore your motivation for change. It's important that you understand that for lasting change to take place your decision to utilize hypnosis must be self directed.If you are seeing a consulting hypnotist for the first time, you probably do not know what to expect; and might have misconceptions about the process. For instance, you may feel as though your body is asleep and that your mind is aware and may question whether you've been hypnotized.

I will explain how hypnosis is an interactive, cooperative experience., and that we build the hypnotic experience together. (All hypnosis is really self hypnosis). In your first session, I'll determine what type of induction will suit you best and what suggestions will be appropriate for you. We'll establish trust, build rapport, build your sense of positive expectation and correct any misconceptions you have. Each subsequent session begins with an interview to determine your progress and current goals.

EFT is a doorway to a refreshing new approach. A user friendly version of acupuncture except that needles aren't necessary. Instead, clients “tune in” to their emotional issue while stimulating stress relief points by tapping on them with their fingertips. This provides a meridian “balancing effect” that replaces emotional distress with a form of peace. It's a relatively new discovery that allows rapid freedom from the emotional intensity of anger, fear, sadness, frustration, jealousy, stress, cravings, urges and other negative emotions.

Many kinds of negative issues can be worked through rapidly and effectively and often in one session. The process is not perfect, yet it often works where everything else has failed.
EFT has been proven effective in the Veterans Administration with many of our Vietnam War Veterans. It has also assisted students with “learning blocks” and has provided noticeable gains in many performance areas (such as golf, sports, music and public speaking). In meditation, EFT enables you to “go deeper”.

Like all other self-help models, EFT does not solve everything for everyone, but the mounting data on the amazing results of EFT has been remarkable.The basic theory of EFT is that the cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body's energy system. By correcting the disturbance on an energetic level, we simultaneously correct it on the emotional level.

EFT is a powerful approach to discharging excess emotional distress and liberating one's capacity for growth and joy. It is a process that has its roots in both ancient Chinese medicine and the modern science of Applied Kinesiology. These techniques are gentle, rapid and startlingly effective. Life long fear, and limiting behaviors and belief patterns can be easily eliminated. In fact, it is not unusual to see new or old emotional pain released in less than half an hour!

The tapping process can be used with clients who are in hypnosis. Once the emotional charge is released, they are asked to imagine themselves in the future 'free' of this emotional intensity. They often see themselves behaving in completely new, emotionally healthy ways. Because the subconscious mind does not differentiate between visualization and reality, the emotional freedom they've imagined can become the natural way of being for this person.

EFT has been successful with habitual cravings (food, cigarettes, alcohol, drugs), allergies, fear, anger, sadness, enhancing one's self image, loss, guilt, sleep problems, negative memories, nightmares, peak performance (golf, tennis, public speaking, public performance), and so much more.

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