The mind is comprised of two parts: the conscious mind and the subconscious mind. The conscious mind, which uses only 10% of our potential, is where we analyze, think, process and plan. This is where our short-term memory is housed. The other 90% is the subconscious mind, where all the memories are stored. Everything you have ever experienced is recorded in the subconscious mind. The subconscious mind is the place of long-term memory, emotions and feelings, habit patterns, relationship patterns, addictions, creativity, spiritual connections and intuition.
Hypnotic trance is the simple shifting back and forth between the conscious and subconscious mind. This is a natural process that occurs 80% of every day for most people. Hypnosis works by using this natural state of the mind to access the subconscious mind, where a deeper state of consciousness can resolve many internal conflicts, fears and phobias.
Hypnosis consists of the therapists giving suggestions to the client while in a trance state. Hypnotherapy works by resolving inner conflicts and dissolving inner trauma to emerge as a transformed person.
Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy, or regression therapy, is a form of psychotherapy in which you are placed in a hypnotic, altered state of consciousness. This process can allow for deep healing to take place because of the energetic or emotional release and the level of insight that can be attained.
Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy allows you to get in touch with your core issues more rapidly than conventional talk therapy because we go directly to the source: the subconscious part of the mind. It helps to purge the body of pain, sadness, old anger, grief or any negative feelings you may be holding onto and would like to get rid of. It leaves you feeling lighter and freer. It helps you to open your heart to yourself and approach your difficulties from a place of love and self-acceptance.
Most of us are familiar with the theatrical hypnotists who make you cluck like a chicken or bark like a dog, among other silly things. This gives people the wrong impression and causes you to believe that hypnotists control your mind. This is absolutely untrue. Under hypnosis, you are in a heightened state of concentration and relaxation. You will not do or say anything that is against your morals or character. You cannot be talked into doing anything against your will.
Yes, people put themselves in a state of hypnosis practically every day. It is a normal state that happens to everyone right before going to sleep. It also happens when we’re reading a book, watching television, or driving long distances. Have you ever been on the freeway and suddenly found yourself at your exit without realizing how you got there? That’s what basically happens in hypnosis, you’re put in a trance state. In therapeutic hypnosis the trance state is prolonged in order to work within its bounds.
It is possible to resist hypnosis, as it is possible to resist sleep. However, even if a person resists hypnosis with practice the resistance can be overcome.
Absolutely, you will have complete control over what you say and do in the session. It is not mind control or brainwashing.
When you are in hypnosis you feel completely and totally relaxed. You are not asleep, anesthetized or unconscious. Your mind is active, you are alert, you can hear every sound in the room and your thoughts are under your control.