Eliminate Bad Habits, Build Self Confidence, Lose Weight Stop Smoking and Much Much More
How safe is Hypnosis and What is it?
Hypnosis is a natural safe state of mind that you spontaneously experience many times a day. For instance, you are in hypnosis when:
• You find yourself day dreaming.
• You are driving on a road and you find yourself so focused in something in your mind that you missed your exit, or you arrived home not remembering every turn and manoeuvre you made to get there.
• You are watching a film and you are crying or getting scared or having any kind or emotions related to it.
• You are looking for an object which is within sight r but you can not see it.
• Hypnosis is safe, over 200 years of experience in the Western World and there have been no cases of someone hurt by hypnosis. The British Medical Association accepted and recognised hypnosis in 1959.
All Hypnosis is fundamentally Self-Hypnosis as one of the real pioneers of modern Hypnosis Dr. Milton Erickson stated many years ago. Hypnosis is defined as a state of heightened suggestibility and you must be willing to follow the suggestions or there is no so-called trance state. Only you decide when you go in hypnosis and no one has the power hypnotise you against your will! Your hypnotherapist is simply a guide who helps you use these human abilities to make the changes that you want. For example, breaking bad habits, overeating, smoking, etc…
October 22, 2009
Eliminate Bad Habits, Build Self Confidence, Lose Weight Stop Smoking and Much Much More
October 21, 2009
Myths about Hypnosis
A hypnotherapist has magical powers: Myth
This is completely false. A hypnotherapist is an ordinary human being. Just as in any other profession there are good and unfortunately poorer or just inexperienced hypnotherapists. We recommend that if the issue you want to deal with is important to you than you choose carefully. Our advice is simply this: If for any reason you feel in any way uncomfortable with the hypnotherapist than you must terminate the session before therapy begins.
You can be hypnotised and do things against your will: Myth
Absolutely false. Nobody can be hypnotised against their will. You must be 100% cooperative in order to be hypnotised. Under Hypnosis you can choose to accept or reject any suggestions given to you by the hypnotherapist.
Only weak minded people can be hypnotised: False.
In fact the opposite is true. The more intelligent you are the easier it is to be successfully in hypnosis. Unfortunately in certain cases of mental debility, hypnosis is not possible. You can be hypnotised only if you want to be AND agree. Advanced Hypnosis can help you make all the changes you want quickly, easily and permanently.
Under hypnosis you are unconscious: Myth
Not true at all. Under Hypnosis you are awake, completely aware and also very relaxed. Even people who find it normally difficult to relax find it very easy once shown how.
You can get stuck in Hypnosis: Myth
Completely false. Even if the hypnotherapist dropped dead after putting you in deep Hypnosis, you will either open your eyes after not hearing his voice for a while or you will slip into a brief sleep and awaken normally.
Advanced Hypnotherapy means that you are aware and you stay in control at all times.
We only practice from professional city centre offices for your peace of mind.
October 20, 2009
What Can I use Hypnosis for?
Hypnosis is beneficial and can be used in so many ways; at The Three Counties Advanced Hypnotherapy Centres we use Advanced Hypnosis and NLP technology along with many other tools to help our clients with issues such as:
• Stop Smoking
• Lose Weight
• Eliminate Unwanted Habits
• Achieve Self Acceptance
• Build Self Confidence
• Build Self Esteem
• Enjoy Public Speaking
• Excel in Sports
• Improve Grades & Reading Skills
• Improve Memory
• Increase Concentration
• Manage Stress
• Overcome Exam Anxiety
• Overcome Fears
• Remove Panic Attacks
• Sleep Well
• Stop Nail Biting
• Unleash Sales Ability
• And Much More
October 19, 2009
Hypnotherapy: changing your life through your subconscious mind
• Have you ever tried to change some behaviour through will-power only to end up stuck and frustrated?
• Have you ever tried to achieve your dreams and goals – only to end up disappointed?
• If so, your core negative beliefs may be holding you back. Advanced hypnosis get to the point of the problem and makes positive changes fast.
Change your life by changing core beliefs held in your subconscious mind!
The problem is like a weed in your garden!
Pretend for a moment, that your mind is like your lawn in the garden of your home. Even some of the best cared for gardens, if you look close enough, are going to have a couple of weeds! Weeds are interesting because they are so persistent. You see, most of the garden is made up of good green grass, shrubs, and flowers (the good things about yourself). The grass, shrubs and flowers have good roots, but the weeds roots go much deeper. That’s why if you try to remove a weed by cutting it off, or pulling it up and you don’t get all of its roots, it is most likely to just come back and sometimes bring more weeds (your personal challenges and symptoms).
Taking this example a little further, you could imagine a picture of the weed and divide it up into three distinct areas:
1. Root area: – Here is the area where the root is. This is equivalent to the subconscious mind, the part deep inside.
2. Ground Level: – Here is the area where the grass is. This is equivalent to the conscious mind, the part that is easy to see.
3. Leafy part: – Here is the part that sticks up into the air for yourself and everyone else to see, the weed, the part of yourself that you don’t like.
The part we don’t like may be a bad habit like biting your finger nails, or something more serious like smoking, a phobia, stress or eating issues etc.
By using Advanced Hypnotherapy we help our clients remove the problem at the root.
When the root is removed, then the problem ceases to exist!
October 18, 2009
Here are some More on Myths About Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy
People often fear that being hypnotised will make them lose control, surrender their will, and result in their being dominated, but a hypnotic state is not the same thing as gullibility or weakness. Many people base their assumptions about hypnotism on stage acts but fail to take into account that stage hypnotherapists screen very carefully their volunteers to select only those who are fully cooperative, with probable exhibitionist tendencies.
. Stage acts help create a myth about hypnosis which can sometimes discourages people from seeking legitimate and successful hypnotherapy.
Another myth about hypnosis is that people lose consciousness and have amnesia. A small percentage of subjects, who go into very deep levels of trance will fit this stereotype and have spontaneous amnesia. The vast majority of people remember everything that occurs in hypnosis. This is beneficial, because the most of what we want to accomplish in advanced hypnosis may be done in a medium depth trance, where people will tend to remember everything.
In hypnosis, the patient is not under the control of the hypnotherapist. Hypnosis is not something imposed on people, but something they do for themselves. A hypnotherapist simply serves as a facilitator to guide them.
Advanced Hypnotherapy does not utilise deep hypnosis.
October 17, 2009
Uses of Hypnosis in Medicine and Psychotherapy
• Gastrointestinal Disorders (Ulcers, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Colitis, Crohn’s Disease)
• Dermatologic Disorders (Eczema, Herpes, Neurodermatitis, Pruritus [itching], Psoriasis, Warts)
• Surgery/Anesthesiology (In unusual circumstances, hypnosis has been used as the sole anaesthetic for surgery, including the removal of the gall bladder, amputation,
cesarean section, and hysterectomy. Reasons for using hypnosis as the sole anaesthetic may include: situations where chemical anaesthesia is contraindicated because of allergies or hyper-sensitivities; when organic problems increase the risk of using chemoanesthesia; and in some conditions where it is ideal for the patient to be able to respond to questions or
directives from the surgeon)
• Pain (back pain, cancer pain, dental anaesthesia, headaches and migraines, arthritis or rheumatism)
• Burns: Hypnosis is not only effective for the pain, but when hypnotic anaesthesia and feelings of coolness are created in the first few hours after a significant burn, it appears that it
also reduces inflammation and promotes healing. We believe that a second degree burn can often be kept from going third degree if hypnosis is used soon after the injury.
• Nausea and Vomiting associated with chemotherapy and pregnancy (hyperemisis gravidarum)
• Childbirth: Based upon our members’ anecdotal evidence, approximately two thirds of women have been found capable of using hypnosis as the sole analgesic for labour. This eliminates the risks that medications can pose to both the mother and child.
• Hemophilia: Hemophilia patients can often be taught to use self-hypnosis to control vascular flow and keep from requiring a blood transfusion.
Other areas of successful application include: Allergies; anxiety and stress management; asthma; bed-wetting; depression; sports and athletic performance; smoking cessation; obesity and weight control; sleep disorders; high blood pressure; sexual dysfunctions; concentration, test anxiety and learning disorders.
October 16, 2009
Hypnosis is a state of inner absorption, concentration and focused attention. It is like using a magnifying glass to focus the rays of the sun and make them more powerful. Similarly, when our minds are concentrated and focused, we are able to use our minds more powerfully.
Everyone has experienced a trance many times, but we don’t usually call it hypnosis. All of us have been so absorbed in thought –while reading a book, watching TV or riding the bus or driving to work– that we fail to notice what is happening around us. While we were not fully concentrating, another level of consciousness, which we refer to as our unconscious mind, takes over. These are highly focused states of attention similar to hypnosis.
Clinical hypnotherapists do essentially three things with hypnosis. They encourage the use of imagination. Mental imagery is very powerful, especially in a focused state of attention. The mind seems capable of using imagery, even if it is only symbolic, to assist us in bringing about the things we are imagining.
Another basic hypnotic method is to present ideas or suggestions to the patient. In a state of concentrated attention, ideas and suggestions that are compatible with what the patient wants seem to have a more powerful impact on the mind.
October 15, 2009
Another Definition of Hypnosis
“Hypnosis is a state wherein the subconscious and conscious parts of the mind begin to work on the same concept at the same time without conflict.”
We can enlarge upon the idea as follows:
“Normally, the subconscious and conscious parts of the mind work independently from each other. Conscious wishes and thoughts, which are for the moment of now and which are probably responsible for what we might consider to be our human-ness, may easily be at odds with subconscious processes based on forgotten experience and deep-rooted instinct. As a result, the two parts will often be in conflict, and the more able we are to bring them into alignment, the more powerful the resultant state will be. This is why the strongest minds do it best. The hypnotherapist can only show the client how to do it – it is the client who must actually perform the task.
It’s a bit like a series of square and round pegs of one part locating with a series of square and round holes in the other part, allowing the two to lock together and work in unison. This connection allows a fluid interchange of thoughts, ideas and information in both directions – from the conscious mind into the subconscious, so that we can help beneficial change to occur; and from the subconscious to the conscious, so that we might be able to more easily recall things that are relevant to our state at the time, or find a way to resolve any conflict that may be made suddenly visible.
Of course, you cannot feel hypnosis, because both parts of the mind are still only doing the things they normally do – it’s just that now they’re both doing the same thing at the same time. You are still aware of the conscious thoughts, but you will always remain unaware of the subconscious processes. So it feels the same as normal.”
Looked at in this way, it is possible to recognise that an induction does nothing more than present a series of ideas to both conscious and subconscious that will focus the interest of both in the same way and at the same time – that is, without stimulating conflict yet without boredom allowing a drift of conscious concentration.