Hypnotherapy helps children, adolescents and adults alike with self-realization. In general, hypnotherapy is a form of relaxation, so every problem that requires a better relaxation can be helped with hypnosis. With Regression and Parts Therapy, a person goes beyond relaxation in order to make positive changes in his/her beliefs and perceptions, which allows him/her to develop his/her full potential.
Anyone who experiences distress or who has a mental health problem such as depression, anxiety, a phobia, separation disorders, etc., should be treated by a medical professional (medical doctor, psychologist, ...). The hypnotherapy services I offer are to give meditation and self-realization tools only and are not to be used as the main source of treatment for someone with a mental disorder.
Hypnotherapy can help people with these goals: manage their weight, change their habits, improve their sleep, feel better, manage physical tension, gain a better perspective on life, develop their spiritual connection, gain greater personal and/or professional fulfillment...
Hypnosis is the art of resting.
When a person reaches a restful physical state and the mind becomes more aware, the hypnotherapist can suggest new belief systems for the client to make positive and powerful transformations. The hypnotherapist serves as a guide but does not have control over the person's mind nor body. The person is free to say and do what he/she wants.
Here are some Myths & Facts about Hypnosis provided by the Coastal Academy of Hypnotic Arts and Sciences:
Myth: Hypnotherapy is like VOODOO
Fact: Hypnotism is purely a natural body reaction. It is scientific. It is not supernatural. People enter light hypnotic states every day during many activities such as watching TV, driving, reading, daydreaming, etc.
Myth: A person can be hypnotized by a Hypnotherapist against their will.
Fact: A Hypnotherapist must have the person's permission to hypnotize him/her before they do so. People do go in and out of hypnosis on their own many times a day though, and this is completely natural.
Myth: A Hypnotist can use some soothing words and soft music to simply lull the client to sleep.
Fact: In hypnosis, the mind is completely rested but is not asleep. In sleep, the conscious mind is still to some extent, tense and alert. There is also no chance of a client not coming out of hypnosis after a session, because left to oneself, the person will either come out after a few moments or will fall in an ordinary sleep and wake up naturally.
Myth : Weak-willed people make the best clients.
Fact: The best hypnotic clients are individuals with a strong will and who can focus well, yet imagination is an even stronger asset. Therefore, bright, imaginative people make by far, the best clients.
Myth: Only a small portion of the population can be hypnotized.
Fact: 90-95% of adults can be hypnotized to some degree. Some will respond more rapidly than others. In the average group, enjoying their first experience with hypnotism, about one in five will promptly enter a deep hypnotic state.
Myth: Hypnotherapy requires a deep trance.
Fact: Hypnosis has many therapeutic uses, but results depend upon the depth of trance. Some goals can be completely reached in light trances while other goals may require a deeper trance.
Myth: Hypnotherapy doesn't work as well as "traditional therapies".
Fact: Recovery Rates for Various Treatments:
Psychoanalysis (Psychologist): 38% recovery after 600 sessions.
Behavior Therapy: 72% recovery after 22 sessions.
Hypnotherapy: 93% recovery after 6 sessions.
Source: American Health Magazine, August 2006- http://www.hypnosis101.com/training.htm