Could Hypnosis Work For Me?
By Shana Rosenthal, Certified Consulting Hypnotist
There are many misconceptions surrounding hypnosis – the image of a swinging watch and the words ‘you are feeling sleepy… very sleepy’ is regretfully what springs to mind whenever people hear the word ‘hypnosis’. Either that or it is associated with being people being made to do humiliating things like clucking like a chicken or sucking on lemons. However, hypnosis is far from being a frivolous party trick or mumbo jumbo; it offers the very real opportunity to change lives by re-wiring the brain into letting go of harmful habits such as cigarettes or overeating, and could help free people from crippling fears and worries.
Nevertheless, it is advisable to ask ‘Will hypnosis work for me?’ if you’re thinking about trying it out for yourself. With so many myths surrounding this practice, it is important to learn the truth about a hypnotic approach and how it can bring powerful changes to your life.
What makes it work?
The hypnotist can get rid of unhealthy attitudes or behaviors by using suggestion and imagery to re-wire the subconscious. Unlike the conscious mind which only remembers a modest amount of what we go through, the subconscious takes note of everything, without us knowing about it. Hypnosis functions by gaining access to these concealed memories and ideas in order to create new, more favorable beliefs and habits.
The stereotypical belief is that hypnosis involves sending you into a deep sleep. However, what really transpires is that you can be directed into a significantly focused yet relaxed state of mind. Being a 100% natural process gives you the ability to open the door to innumerable possibilities for self-exploration and permanent change.
Entering into the state of hypnosis, allows access to your unique thoughts and experiences in ways not usually available. With the guidance of a trained professional, it is possible to develop innate abilities that enable making desired changes in your thoughts, feelings and behaviors possible. The state of hypnosis allows changes to be made purposefully and automatically. These changes that could not be ordinarily consciously made.
What are the actual benefits?
So many people have experienced beneficial life changes by using a hypnotic approach for problems with; habits, weight, worry, fear, lack of sleep, confidence and much more. Numerous celebrities have also benefited from visiting a hypnotist for a huge variety of problems; including Matt Damon, Simon Cowell, Ellen DeGeneres, Ben Affleck, Winston Churchill, David Beckham and Jackie Kennedy.
Although a hypnotic approach might have only recently acquired widespread awareness, it is far from a new technique – at the end of the 19th century, a commissioned study by the British Medical Association found that “hypnotism is frequently effective in relieving pain, procuring sleep, and alleviating many functional ailments.” Even Einstein used a hypnotic approach to sharpen his genius!
So with over 100 years of positive regard and the backing of numerous individuals and celebrities, hypnosis offers a tried-and-tested, drug-free, natural and highly beneficial option for a broad range of challenges.
Don’t wait, make an appointment today and make the first step to a happier future.
Shana Rosenthal is a Certified Consulting Hypnotist, Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner and Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner. She is also Stress Management Certified and operates her caring, friendly clinic at Four Pillars, guiding clients to make profound improvements in their lives. She teaches powerful tools that enables her clients to overcome their issues, enabling self-empowerment, control and ultimately relief. Four Pillars is located at 8209 Natures Way, Suite 221, Lakewood Ranch. For more information, call 941-373-3955, email Info@FourPillarsFlorida.com or visit FourPillarsFlorida.com/hypnosis