How does hypnotherapy work?
So how does hypnotherapy work? It is not like you see on tv or the movies. It is a process including the mind, both conscious and subconscious, where a skilled hypnotherapist guides you into a place of relaxation so that you accept suggestions that will support the subconscious and conscious mind to have the same message.
For example, a 4-year-old child is told by her father that she will never be beautiful, and she believes him. Fast forward 13 years, her boyfriend tells her she is beautiful. Does she believe him? No, she does not. The conscious mind is triggered by the comment and searches the subconscious mind for verification. When she receives the message that it is not true, she does not believe the boyfriend. The girl may not even know why she does not believe the boyfriend as she may not remember the memory. In hypnotherapy the suggestion of the girl being beautiful can be suggested and the memory if remembered in hypnosis will be able to be dealt with.
Hypnotherapy is more than relaxation
Relaxation is the stepping stone in the hypnotic process that allows the hypnotherapist to facilitate advanced work such as age regression or anesthesia.Hypnotherapy is a cooperative partnership
Will I remember everything?
Yes you will. In most cases one remembers even more.
Can everyone be hypnotized?
This is widely debated in many hypnotic circles. 95% of people can be hypnotized to the level the client will allow. In a hypnotherapy session, there are tests that the therapist will do that will demonstrate how deeply in trance you are. Once compliance and tests are complete then therapy can be started.
Do I give permission to be hypnotized?
A good hypnotist will always ask permission to hypnotize the client and will always put in at the end of the session that no one can hypnotize the client without their permission including the hypnotist.
Will I tell secrets or do things against my will?
You would not do anything in hypnosis that you would not normally do in normal state when working with a Clinical Hypnotherapist.
Will I be controlled?
Even in hypnosis, one always has the option to execute their own will which means one will not do things that are against their moral fiber.