I think most of us have had the experience of listening to a song we love and get caught up in the feeling of it.
Have you ever driven on the freeway and lost track of time, because you were in some sort of trance?
Maybe you know someone who is so good at telling stories and when you listen to them, you find yourself getting caught up.
Maybe you find yourself getting wrapped up in a good book...
Think about the last really good movie you were watching - the lights are off, the sound envelops you, the screen is huge and you identify with at least one of the characters...yet you can leave anytime, or the trance is broken when someone starts looking at their phone.
These are all informal ways we can get into a trance. No big deal. There's nothing magical about it. Hypnosis is just a formal way of utilizing an everyday occurrence to your own advantage.
Think of someone who is afraid of all dogs, they are phobic of dogs. What do they do? When they see a dog they focus quite well on all the ways that dog could harm them. They play out a nightmare in their mind in a split second and it's as if they actually had the experience. It's awful and feels real. This is a form of self-hypnosis. Why not use that same power to your own advantage?
How? How do you want to handle a challenging situation well? Think through as many details of how you would handle the particular situation well... experience it, in your mind. The next step is absorbing the suggestion that you will utilize the tools you already have. Let me help, call and make an appointment today.
What is Clinical Hypnosis?
“Hypnosis, applied in clinical interaction, employs suggestions provided by the clinician to facilitate the client proactively and collaboratively developing a state of experiential absorption. When so engaged, the client typically experiences a dissociation, allowing him or her to respond to suggestions and interventions on multiple levels of awareness, thereby more fully utilizing personal resources in a goal-directed fashion.” Michael D. Yapko PhD.
Hypnosis is a tool that is used to enhance your ability to create real change. It's a therapeutic tool. I call it a mental hot tub. It typically is a relaxing experience. Some people use it to deal with sleep problems. Others find it helpful to use it to focus better especially in stressful situations. Professional athletes use sports psychologists all the time to help them refine their skills. Typical objectives of CLINICAL HYPNOSIS
Improves management of pain
Helps self-control/eliminate bad habits, e.g. pornography use, smoking, overeating, anger