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What is Hypnosis?

There are as many answers to that question as there are hypnotherapists. 

One dictionary defines Hypnosis as an artificially induced sleep-like condition in which an individual is extremely responsive to suggestions. 

Hypnosis is much like a state of day dreaming.  You, for the most part, are still functioning on the task at hand while thinking of another matter at the same time; for instance have you ever driven your car past the street or exit you were supposed to take and later realized this and had to turn around?  You may have been day dreaming or as we like to say you were in a state of hypnosis.

While under hypnosis the subconscious mind, that part of your mind that is similar to a computer data base, is at the forefront of communications and receptive to suggestions while the conscious mind and body are relaxed or in a neutral state.  The point where the subconscious mind switches functioning position with the conscious mind is considered to bypass the critical factor.  However, when under hypnosis your conscious mind can come back into play, much like it would do when day dreaming while driving a car and you need to stop at a street light or change lanes, etc.  Much in the same way your conscious mind considers what a Hypnotherapist is asking it to do and only allows what it accepts or in another way do only what it allows. 

Hypnotherapy is the practice of using hypnosis in working with clients.  In order for hypnotherapy to be effective, the individual client needs to want the changes being sought since the Hypnotherapist has only 10% of the effort while the client holds 90% of the effort required to make the change successful.   Most people can be hypnotized if they are willing and do not resist the process.

If someone is being told by their employer that they need to quit smoking and is sent to a Hypnotherapist, if this person does not personally want to quit, his success rate will be low to impossible.

The more a person is hypnotized the easier it is to go into a deep hypnotic state the next time.  It should be noted that people do not need to fall asleep or loose their awareness of what is going on around them.  The contrary is true.  Most people are aware of everything a hypnotherapist is saying and responds to any questions asked or directions given during the session.   This causes disappointment in some since they have a misconception that they will loose consciousness. It is not, however, necessary for a person to be fully aware of what is going on and some have even fallen asleep.  Information is still going into your subconscious mind and stored there until action is required. 

The practice of Hypnotherapy and Hypnosis is not dangerous; however, a person can be disappointed if their expectations were unrealistic.  If a hypnotherapist had an immediate acting silver bullet, there would not be enough of them to go around

A recording of portions of the session may be provided to the client to listen to daily, not while operating a motor vehicle or equipment, to reinforce the suggestions given during the session.

The results of hypnotic suggestions are cumulative and retained indefinitely, however, some may need reinforcement.  The more hypnotherapy techniques are practiced by the client, the more permanent the results become.

Shouldn’t you be calling Spectrum Hypnotherapy Associates to finally get the relief you have been hoping for?  Call 856-256-7960 for your private appointment.

We are there to answer all your questions and set up your session.  Note: The first session will take upwards of 1½ hours while any other session will take approximately 45 minutes to an hour.

Our office is located near the Washington Township High School for your convenience.

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