Within each person there are infinite possibilities for change.
Each of us has the potential to change our health, our behavior patterns, the way we think about challenges, how we respond in relationships, and how we care for our inner selves.
Hypnosis is a complement to the regular therapeutic process. Hypnosis utilizes relaxation, focus, imagery, belief and our resolve to change.
Sometimes people hold a mistaken conception of hypnosis as “a robot–like state” and fear “a loss of control” or being put “under a spell”. Instead, hypnosis is experienced pleasurably as people learn how to relax, simplify their focus, feel more control and are able to tap inner resources.
For those unfamiliar with hypnosis, The American Society for Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH), describes it in this way:
Hypnosis is a state of inner absorption, concentration and focused attention. It is like using a magnifying glass to focus the rays of the sun and make them more powerful. Similarly, when our minds are concentrated and focused, we are able to use our minds more powerfully. Because hypnosis allows people to use more of their potential, learning self-hypnosis is the ultimate act of self-control.
Change your thoughts and you change the world.
– Norman Vincent Peale
Hypnosis, or hypnotherapy, should always be based in a trusting, therapeutic relationship with a professional trained in either health or mental health and hypnosis. After a comprehensive assessment, hypnosis is used in conjunction with other health-based strategies to help an individual achieve meaningful change.