When was Hypnosis Founded?

Recorded descriptions of hypnosis is dated back to ancient Egypt around1500 B.C.  Imhotep, in the ancient city of Saqqara, was the world’s first know physician that used Sleep Temples.  The temples were used as a type of suggestion therapy, people would go to be healed from either physical or mental states.   They would provide a hypnotic state and before falling asleep, the physician would give suggestions that might help overcome their problems.

Fast forward to around 1770, Franz Mesmer, an Austrian physician, used hypnotic-like trances on patients, studying its effects on the human mind where a more scientific approach was founded.

Hypnosis became more important in the field of psychology in the late 19th century by Jean-Martin Charcot who treated women experiences what was then known as hysteria.  This work influenced Sigmund Freud’s work.  Today, many people seek out Hypnotist’s to help them achieve a better life.

What is Hypnosis and How Does it Work?

Hypnosis is a trance-like mental state where you experience increased attention, concentration and suggestibility.  It is often described as a sleep like state.  In this state, the person has heightened suggestibility in which to overcome things such as fears, losing weight, stop smoking and many other habits one may want to conquer. It is a relaxed state where the conscious mind (the analytical mind) moves out of the way in order for suggestions to go directly into the subconscious mind (the literal mind).

It is in the subconscious mind that new beliefs are formed and new habits are developed; as long as those new beliefs and habits are accepted by the client and that they are not in violation of any morals, values, ethics or beliefs.  In that regard, no one can be hypnotized against their will.   That’s right… you have to be willing to be hypnotized.

Rest assured, everyone goes into hypnosis and can be hypnotized, unless…

1) They are under the influence of alcohol or any illicit drugs,

2) They are suffering from a mental illness

3) They simply don’t want to be hypnotized.

But, all of my clients go into hypnosis because… They want to make changes in their life and they accept hypnosis to be the fastest, easiest and most effective way to facilitate those changes.

The best part is… Hypnosis is easy, fun and very relaxing!!!

Can a Hypnotherapist Control My Mind?

No, they cannot control your mind, you do not lose control over your behavior or can they make you perform actions against your wishes.  You are fully in control, you are able to hear, comprehend and later remember what the hypnotist suggested.  You will not become ‘stuck’ in a hypnotic state, you are able to come out of hypnosis state as easily as opening your eyes.  Hypnotherapist only guide you to help you achieve your goals by helping you with meaningful mental images of yourself accomplishing your goals.   So don’t worry about you clucking like a chicken or doing something against your will. 

Hypnosis is not brain washing or mind control, nor is it supernatural, paranormal, crazy, scary or spooky. The hypnotist at no time controls the will of the client and can never make the client do anything that is a direct violation of the client’s morals, values, ethics or beliefs. All of those myths and misconceptions are based upon how Hollywood has portrayed hypnosis and they are JUST NOT TRUE.

Did you know, you most likely experience hypnosis at least twice daily?

You most likely have experienced a hypnotic state at least two times a day.  Have you ever while driving a car, arrived at your destination without memory of driving there?  How about zoning out while reading a book?  What about watching the TV and you don’t even realize the time has passed or notice anything around you?

What can I expect when I am under hypnosis and when awakened?

While hypnotized you will experience a deep state of relaxation, you might even fall asleep. When people are awakening out of hypnosis they experience being fully refreshed re-energized,and more positive when awakening from the session.

Here are just some of the benefits that hypnosis can help you achieve.

  • Quit Smoking
  • Pain Management
  • Insomnia
  • Nail Biting
  • Self Confidence / Self Esteem
  • Sports Enhancement
  • Sales Motivation
  • Stuttering
  • Improving Symptoms in Fibromyalgia
  • Weight Loss and Management
  • Migraines / Headaches
  • Bed-wetting
  • Anxiety / Stree relief
  • Grieving
  • Phobias / Fears
  • Public Speaking
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • More

Are you ready to achieve a better lifestyle, to overcome a challenge you are facing?  If so call for your Free Consultation.

How Long Does Hypnosis Take?

I bet you are wondering how long it takes for hypnosis to work? Well, there really is no definitive answer. They say it takes 21-28 days to form a new habit, but we also know that your mind can make a decision to do something in an instant. So, the real answer is… hypnosis affects everyone differently. Some people make changes in their mind quickly while others take a little longer. Because hypnosis works differently for everyone, we offer different programs based upon a client’s individual needs.

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