The wonderful thing about hypnosis is that it guides people to hone and leverage a natural ability – one that they already possess and use every day – to achieve powerful transformations in their lives. Hypnosis simply guides this natural talent in a more goal-directed way than most people are accustomed to doing, to attain outcomes that they are not accustomed to achieving. That’s why I like to call it unlocking your full potential.
A core aspect of hypnosis involves going into a state of trance. Trance is such a natural ability that we can easily find examples of it in our lives, called ‘everyday trances.’ We go into trance when watching a movie, reading a book, daydreaming, watching a sporting event or enjoying an awe-inspiring sunset. It’s like replacing a wide angle lens with a converging lens, thereby focusing light on a single point of interest. For a time, we tune into our point of interest, tune out the environment and become highly focused.
Hypnosis is a lot like meditation – which relaxes the mind and body, enabling one to ‘be in the present moment.’ Both are gentle and soothing ways to connect with the deeper mind. But hypnosis brings one critical difference in that it focuses your concentration on achieving a transformative goal.
It is worth mentioning that we all move through the same progressively relaxed states of mind and body that are accessed with hypnosis every night when
going to sleep. It’s just that, when using hypnosis, we don’t go all the way to sleep. Hypnosis truly is our natural talent, and those who hone the skill have a distinct advantage in improving their lives and work.
The mind is expansive, powerful and underutilized. Contrary to past theories about fixed limits on our brain’s capacity to grow and change, contemporary science demonstrates that we possess enormous mental plasticity to learn, change our thoughts, beliefs, habits and emotions, and to create new neural pathways and directions throughout life. By accessing the deeper mind that houses levers for personal transformation, hypnosis often enables profound change when nothing else will.
I take great joy in guiding my clients to leverage their full potential. While it would be virtually impossible to list all of the transformative changes that one can achieve with hypnosis, the following list should provide a good idea of the breadth of its applications for adults and children:
- Stress Management
- Pain Management
- Build Self-Esteem and Confidence
- Improve Sleep
- Resolve Emotional Issues:
- Grief and Loss
- Anger Management
- Weight Loss/Reduce Sugar Intake
- Smoking Cessation
- Stop Nail Biting (and other unwanted behaviors)
- Improve Performance:
- Public Speaking
- Test Taking
- Executive/Project Leadership
- Enhance Intuition and Creativity