The term hypnosis comes from the Greek hypnos, meaning sleep. It consists of the utilization of the unconscious parts of our being to affect good and lasting change in our lives. The methods and techniques for doing this are multitudinous and have evolved over thousands of years. In each session, the techniques used should be and are unique to the individual.
People often experience both a drawing towards hypnosis and a slight fear of it. This is understandable as their unconscious minds want to experience it and their conscious minds hesitate. This is generally how people work with almost every decision they make. Using hypnosis to integrate the conscious and the unconscious minds is therefore an extraordinarily helpful way to improve and enrich your life.
Hypnosis is a self-sustaining activity. While the hypnotist acts as a guide in the experience of hypnosis, he is not actually “putting” anyone in trance. Rather, he offers the possibility and the suggestion of going into trance. Clients who have conscious mind considerations that they will reveal secrets or lose control can be very assured that they themselves are in good control during the entire experience.
The process consists of some conversation in which the guide discerns the nature of the issue to be resolved and the best way to go about doing so. Then, various techniques, some slightly physical, are utilized to enhance the hypnotic state. The guide offers suggestions to the unconscious mind as to how to work more efficiently with the conscious mind in such a way that the daily living experience is better, happier, and more fulfilling. In the process, the “inner doctor,” as Paracelsus called it, is brought forward for direction, correction, and recovery. The experience is refreshing, slightly dream-like, and clients always experience an immediate difference in their state of being. Over the following days, the experiences compound and further change happens.
A side-benefit is the resolution of many problems, some of which you are already aware.