So What is Hypnotherapy, Anyway?
Hypnotherapy is a way to communicate directly with the subconscious mind, without everything filtering through the conscious mind first. Please note that the conscious mind is still awake and able to be accessed during hypnosis, it is simply relaxed. Hypnotherapy occurs when clients are in light to medium "trance"- or hypnosis. Trance is a natural altered state our minds drift in and out of many times a day. We are often in trance right after we wake up, and right before falling asleep. We are in trance when we get really drawn into a book or TV show and feel absorbed in the story. We are in trance when we daydream. When in trance we may be more aware of our bodies, our breathing patterns might change, we might get twitchy or our eyelids might flutter. Our heartrate or body temperature might increase or decrease. We might feel light and floaty, or heavy like lead. Our imaginations increase, and we are more aware of some things, and less aware of others. We are focused on what's happening within us and might tune out the outside world. Hypnotherapy is when we harness the properties of trance and use them as a pathway to healing. When the conscious mind is relaxed, we can talk directly to the subconscious mind to find out what the core belief is that is causing problems for the conscious self. We can heal the emotional wound that is causing pain. Hypnotherapy can be so incredibly transformative in a relatively short period of time because it goes to the source. Carl Jung put it very well; "Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate”. Let's change our fate.