Exactly what is hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a natural state of altered consciousness that occurs normally in every person just before he/she enters into the sleep state. In therapeutic hypnosis we prolong this brief interlude so that we can work within its bounds and use it for healing.
What is the Heart-Centered approach?
The human mind is extremely suggestible and is being bombarded constantly with suggestive stimuli from the outside, and suggestive thoughts and ideas from the inside. A good deal of suffering is the consequence of “negative” thoughts and impulses invading one’s mind from subconscious recesses. Unfortunately, past experiences, guilt feelings, and repudiated impulses and desires are incessantly pushing themselves into awareness, directly or in disguised forms, sabotaging one’s happiness, health and efficiency. By the time one reaches adulthood, s/he has built up “negative” modes of thinking, feeling and acting which persist like bad habits. In Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy we attempt to replace these “negative” attitudes with “positive” ones. It takes time to disintegrate old habits and patterns. But change is much quicker when addressing issues at their source; the subconscious mind. Hypnosis helps to access the subconscious mind directly to bring about change.
Who can do Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy?
Only a qualified professional person trained by the Wellness Institute of Washington is qualified to use hypnosis to do this profound healing. The professional person requires special training in hypnosis and the techniques and uses of Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy.
Would I benefit from hypnotherapy?
Yes, hypnosis can help, especially if you have any of these:
1. Symptoms such as:
2. Do you find it difficult to get along:
3. Do you often feel:
How does hypnotherapy work?
All of the above mentioned symptoms are most often the product of inner emotional conflicts. With Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy you are helped to become aware of, to understand and to resolve your conflicts on the the very deepest of levels. In this way it is possible for you to do something constructive about your current situation and experiences.
Can physical symptoms be caused by emotion?
Many physical symptoms are psychosomatic in nature which means that they have an emotional or nervous system basis. The word psycho refers to psychological and somatic means the body. So psycho-somatic refers to the body connection. When you come to think of it, it is not really so strange that emotional strain or worry should produce physical symptoms. After all, every organ in your body is connected with your brain by nerve channels; and so it is logical that when your nervous system is upset by some traumatic experience or conflict, you may feel the effects in various organs of your body.
Can everybody be hypnotized?
Yes, because hypnosis is a normal state of mind that everybody passes through before going to sleep. However, it is possible to resist hypnosis like it is possible to resist going to sleep. But even if one resists hypnosis, with practice the resistance can be overcome. Resistance is just fear and we wild everything possible to educate you and thus reduce any fears you brought into the session. Most fears usually stem from misinformation.
What does it feel like to be hypnotized?
Please do not equate hypnosis with being asleep or being unconscious. It is actually super-consciousness. You will be highly aware of whatever experience you are having. While in hypnosis you will find that your mind is active; that you can converse with your therapist and you may even hear sounds in the room; but these will not disturb or distract you since you will be highly focused on your experience. You can resist a suggestion if you so desire; you will have the ability to remember everything that has happened or you can keep it in your subconscious to be retrieved for the next session. Remember, you are not anesthetized, you are not unconscious, you are not asleep. Your subconscious mind is active, your thoughts are under your control, you perceive all stimuli, and you are in complete communication with the therapist. The most unique experience you may have is a regression to very young ages.