As a Clinical Hypnotherapist, I specialize in Regression and Parts therapies. Regression therapy involves going back to a time either in this life or a past life, in order to get to the very root of the upset or unwanted behaviour in your current life. Depending on what is uncovered, various therapies are used to resolve the issue. In Parts therapy, we communicate in a state of trance with areas of the subconscious that may be involved in keeping you from resolving an issue. Both of these process are highly effective and yield tremendous results.
How Does Hypnosis Work?
Hypnosis is a guided trance or altered state during which you accept suggestions that are of benefit to you and your highest self. Your beautiful mind is organized in such a way as to only allow suggestions that are in allignment with your values and beliefs; a built in protection system!
The next question you may have is “what is a trance state”? We are in a state of light trance several times a day. Consider the feeling you have just before you fall asleep, this is light trance. Or remember a time you drove somewhere and can’t remember how you got there, also a trance state. If you meditate, you may reach a state of trance, possibly even on a deeper level, but there is no way to tell for sure. Hypnosis creates this altered state through physical and mental relaxation and is always done with your permission.
With hypnosis, you are guided into the various degrees of trance with intention. A Hypnotherapist is trained to create the depth of trance best suited for hypnotherapy quickly and effectively and can read the signs this working state is achieved. This allows for a powerful conversation to be had directly with the subconscious mind where permanent and immediate change is made.
All hypnosis is self hypnosis. All there is to do is be open to experiencing trance and allowing yourself to achieve it!
In 1973, Dr. John Kappas, Founder of the Hypnosis Motivation Institute, wrote and defined the profession of a hypnotherapist in the Federal Dictionary of Occupational Titles:
Induces hypnotic state in client to increase motivation or alter behavior patterns: Consults with client to determine nature of problem. Prepares client to enter hypnotic state by explaining how hypnosis works and what client will experience. Tests subject to determine degree of physical and emotional suggestibility. Induces hypnotic state in client, using individualized methods and techniques of hypnosis based on interpretation of test results and analysis of client’s problem. May train client in self-hypnosis conditioning.
Your mind has four main components:
The Conscious Mind – the logical, analytical part of the mind
The Conscious Mind protects the physical body. It allows information in and stores it for a maximum of 1.5 hours before moving it to the Critical Mind for evaluation.
The Critical Mind – the “gate keeper”
The job of the Critical Mind is to determine what information gets dropped into storage (Subconscious Mind) and what gets tossed out during sleep or hypnosis. Proper sleep is crucial in order for this part of the mind to do it’s job.
The Sub-Conscious Mind – its job is to Serve and Protect.
The Subconscious Mind makes up 95% of the mind, and plays a big role. It stores all memory, from conception to now, for all time. There is no limit on its capacity for storage. Think of it as a massive filing cabinet with unlimited drawers. This is where all emotions, beliefs, morals, memories, habits and values are stored. It is also the area of the mind where permanent and immediate change is made. The Subconscious Mind cannot tell the difference between the real and the imagined. This is both a hindrance to us and very helpful when you have the skills to alter or change what you are interested in altering or changing.
The Primitive Mind – storage for all dormant information.
The Primitive Mind stores things such as genetics, survival, breathing, heart pumping, digestion and even hair colour. Evolved learning and flight or fight responses are also stored here.
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Did You Know?
A few little-known hypnosis success stories may inspire you.
- Sir Winston Churchill used post hypnotic suggestions to stay refreshed even though he was up all night during much of World War II.
- Tiger Woods used hypnosis to help him block out distractions and achieve laser-focus on the golf course.
- Wolfgang Mozart composed his famous opera “Cosi fan tutte” while in a hypnotic trance.
- Steve Hooker of Australia won the 2008 Gold Medal in Pole Vaulting after hypnosis helped him visualize winning.
- Albert Einstein’s Theory of Relativity came to him during one of his daily hypnosis sessions.
Quotes about the power of the mind by some people you may know:
Albert Einstein — No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.
Louise L. Hay — The thoughts we have held and the words we have repeatedly used have created our life and experiences up to this point. Both the good in our lives and the dis-ease are the results of mental thought patterns which form our experience. In order to permanently eliminate a condition, we must first work to dissolve the mental cause.
Rhonda Byrne — The reason visualization is so powerful is because as you create pictures in your mind of seeing yourself with what it is you want, you are generating thoughts and feelings of having it now. Visualization is simply powerfully focused thought in pictures, and it causes equally powerful feelings.
Napoleon Hill — Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. Thoughts are things! And powerful things at that, when mixed with definiteness of purpose, and burning desire, can be translated into riches.
Wayne Dyer — What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives, we need to stretch our minds.
Eckhart Tolle — There are two levels to your pain: the pain that you create now, and the pain from the past that still lives on in your mind and body. Ceasing to create pain in the present and dissolving past pain.
Deepak Chopra — You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible.
Deepak Chopra — Love doesn’t need reason. It speaks from the irrational wisdom of the heart.
Deepak Chopra — If you try to get rid of fear and anger without knowing their meaning, they will grow stronger and return.
Working with Jill has been an amazing experience. I started, I wasn’t sure what to expect and had no real understanding of what hypnosis or hypno-therapy was. Not only did Jill make it easy to understand, she created a space in which I immediately felt comfortable and safe. I have found this process to be a gentle way to look at things both under the surface, that I may not know are there, and in plain view, that I may not like but know I want to face. And, at the end of each session, I feel peaceful and connected – to myself, to others and to source.
I highly recommend Jill if you are looking for a way to access the sub conscious, create new habits, let go of old patterns or simply find out how great you really are with all your facets!