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What is Hypnosis and How Does It Work?

 

Even in the enlightened, educated world of today, the word hypnosis still brings forth feelings of fear and apprehension to many people. They still think a hypnotist can control them or make them tell their innermost personal secrets. Others believe that when they are in the hypnotic state, they are unconscious and not aware of what’s happening around them. Of course, nothing could be further from the truth.

Generally speaking these misconceptions are based on Hollywood films or what other people who are ignorant concerning the hypnotic process have told them. This web site informs you about the clinical side of hypnotism used for alternative health care techniques or as an adjunct to traditional medical and psychological care.

When an individual is in the hypnotic state, physically they are deeply relaxed but mentally they’re hundreds of times more alert then when in their normal state of awareness. Their ability to hear what’s going on around them is greatly improved. They’re aware of everything and are active participants in the hypnotic process. It’s impossible to force a suggestion on anybody that they don’t want to have or that they may feel uncomfortable with. Such a suggestion would be instantly rejected and would have no affect on them.

Clients are always in control. No suggestion can enter the subconscious mind without them actively supporting and helping to get that suggestion there.

If the suggestion is wanted and beneficial, it is allowed to enter the subconscious mind. Now, the subconscious mind is similar to a computer and must respond to the information placed into it. All of us are what our subconscious minds perceive us to be. This deep part of us develops its perceptions of who we are based on our everyday experiences in life.  If our subconscious mind perceives us to be fat, we become fat.  If it perceives us to be a smoker, we smoke. And so on with many other issues and challenges in all areas of our lives.

The suggestions received while in hypnosis, if accepted by the individual, will change the subconscious perception of the particular issue being addressed. For example, when an overweight person’s perception at the subconscious level is changed to one of being slim, trim and attractive, that’s the way the person becomes…..automatically!! If a smoker’s perception at the subconscious level is changed to one of being a non-smoker, he becomes a non-smoker … instantly!

The secret to success with hypnosis is simply this:  the client must honestly want the change to occur. If the client is being pressured by family members, doctors or others and doesn’t honestly want the change for him or herself, the client will reject the suggestions and change will not happen. The hypnotist is merely a guide for any client.

If a client wants and accepts his or her guidance, they work together as a team to achieve the subconscious perception change necessary for the goal of the client to become a reality.

Hypnotism works well to stop smoking and to lose weight. It is extremely effective in eliminating phobias, memory and concentration, insomnia, increasing motivation, stress reduction, sales improvement, test anxiety, sports improvement, pain management and just about any issue or challenge we may have in our daily lives. Even the American Medical Association has approved hypnosis as a very valuable tool.

So now that you’re ready to make the changes you’ve put off for so long, call my office and let’s work together to get you back on track.

Penny Rea, BC, CI, PMI Penny Rea Hypnosis Clinic  501.992.9060 

The Code Of Ethics Of

The National Guild Of Hypnotists

 

The National Guild of Hypnotists requires its members to conform to the following ethical principles, and shall hold members accountable for any departure from these principles.

 

A. Client Welfare:

Members shall make the physical and mental well-being of each client a prime consideration.

 

B. Client Safety:

Members shall not engage in verbal, physical or sexual abuse of any client.

 

C. Practice Limits:

Members shall use hypnotism strictly within the limits of their training and competence and in conformity to the laws of their state.

 

D. Advertising:

Members shall be truthful in their advertising.

 

E. Referred Practice:

Members shall engage in hypnotic work with a client regarding a medical or mental disease only on written referral from an appropriately licensed medical or mental health professional, except when otherwise provided for by state law.

 

F. Reasonable Practice:

Members shall withhold non-referred hypnotic services if a client’s behavior, appearance or statements would lead a reasonable person to believe that the client should be evaluated by a licensed health care professional. Members shall provide services to

such clients only after evaluation and with the approval of the licensed health care professional.

 

G. Colleagues:

Members shall treat hypnotist colleagues without public defamation.

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