There are many misconceptions of what hypnosis is and does. So let me tell you straight out, if you choose to use hypnosis as a tool to help you in your therapy… your mind will not be controlled by the therapist nor will you ever do something you’d be uncomfortable with.
Hypnotherapy is a method of communication between you and the therapist that induces a trance or a trance-like state. You can also do trance or self hypnosis on your own, in fact I’m sure you have many, many times without calling it hypnosis! It’s a naturally occurring state in which one’s attention is narrowly focused and relatively free of distractions.
Examples I use to describe trance states include driving your car to work, but not remembering the details of the drive, or your daydream of making that winning putt or visualizing a special, peaceful place to go to in your mind. You focus your attention so narrow that other stimuli in the environment are ignored or blocked out of consciousness.
Using hypnosis with a professionally trained psychotherapist can help you reach thoughts, feelings and memories that have been forgotten or previously unconscious to you. Hypnosis is one of many tools a therapist may use to help you in accomplishing your goals in therapy.
SOME OF THE AREAS MARK USES HYPNOSIS IN THERAPY
- Building Confidence
- Pain Management
- Pre & Post Surgery Relaxation
- Stress Management
- Treating Phobias, Fears and Anxiety
- Academic Performance
- Sleep Disorders and Disturbances
- Athletic Performance
- Blocks to Motivation and Creativity