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What is Hypnotherapy

Hypnosis is a very safe, non-drug induced state that is natural and very pleasant which virtually anyone can attain. When under hypnosis, you become extremely relaxed -- physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. In this state, you are able to gain access to your subconscious mind, where 90% of your total mind power resides and positive behavioral changes originate.

While hypnotized, you are highly suggestible to statements, imagery, ideas, feelings, emotions, attitudes, and memories that support your stated goals. However, you will not and cannot accept any suggestion that conflicts with your ethical or religious beliefs, personal preferences, desires, responsibilities or well-being.

You never give up control of your mind or body in hypnosis, and you are totally free to come out of hypnosis at any time. As Dr. David Spiegel, a leading hypnosis expert, professor and associate chair of psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine says in the September 27, 2004 issue of Newsweek magazine: It's actually a way of enhancing people's control, of teaching them how to control aspects of their body's function and sensation that they thought they couldn't.

While you are typically aware of what the therapist says, there may be times when your conscious awareness drifts as your subconscious mind becomes more prominent. When this happens, you may not remember consciously everything that was said. Since the subconscious mind is always present during hypnosis, it hears and remembers everything.

While in hypnosis, positive suggestions in support of your specific goals are repetitively implanted into your subconscious where they ultimately take root, develop, and then manifest as desired changes in thoughts, beliefs, attitudes, feelings, and actions.

Some post-hypnotic suggestions enable you to re-enter hypnosis more easily in subsequent sessions, while others create triggers for activating desired behaviors after you come out of hypnosis and resume your daily life. The benefits of hypnosis can last for years, even a lifetime, depending upon your belief in the process and your commitment to using the tools and tapes provided.