Hypnotherapy FAQs

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We try to answer the most common hypnosis questions here. If you do not see the answer you are looking for please email me at info@joplinhypnosis.com

Hypnosis is an exciting, progressive form of alternative medicine, self-improvement, and psychotherapy quickly becoming one of the fastest, easiest and most reliable ways to make positive and lasting change in your life. Hypnosis uses the unlimited power of your mind to develop higher awareness, recognize and break negative self- limiting patterns, and utilizes positive programming for growth, improvement and the change you desire. It assists you in taking control of your body your mind your energy and your life.

Yes absolutely! Being in hypnotic trance is a very common state of mind, one that most people enter several times a day without even being aware of it. Have you ever been so involved in a movie or a good book that you become unaware of your surroundings? Have you ever driven from home to a place you knew well, or perhaps taken a long drive and it seemed as though you were driving automatically not really paying attention to how you got there?

If you have answered yes to any of these questions then you have already experienced a hypnotic state. I always explain to my clients that this is the reason for commercials every 15 minutes on the television, and billboards on the side of roads. Even in this light hypnotic state you are very open to suggestion.

Hypnosis feels different for everyone. Typically during a hypnosis session you will feel very relaxed and peaceful, sometimes experiencing a heightened state of awareness. Some people may experience euphoria, may drift off into a daydream or dreamlike state, or even feel as though they were asleep during a session. There are times when clients describe a sense of timelessness, a sense of floating out of their body, or a feeling of deep spiritual connectedness. It does vary from individual to individual and the level of hypnosis.

It is very common after a session to experience an extra burst of energy, feel lighter, happier, and even more confident, focused and in charge of your life.

Typically a Hypnotherapist spends 15 minutes or more developing rapport with the client and clarifying what is they would like to achieve. Once this is done the therapist will explain in more detail what is going to occur during the actual hypnosis part of the session and how it works. When an agreement has been made the client is asked to get comfortable and the Therapist begins to induce them into a very relaxed state. This is done in several different ways, but the most common is a progressive relaxation method. After the client completely relaxes and shows signs of entering a trancelike state, the therapist will use positive suggestion, visualization, and different self-awareness techniques to help the client facilitate lasting change.

If you have the desire to improve specific areas of your life and rid yourself of negative habits, thought patterns or actions that may be keeping you from being healthy, realizing your true potential, or achieving success and happiness then hypnosis is a great way to get a handle on these things. Very common uses for hypnosis are smoking cessation, weight loss, improvement of self-confidence and self-esteem, focus and goal-achievement, and athletic and academic enhancement. Hypnosis can also be used to reduce stress and deal with emotional or traumatic issues one might have.

Hypnosis does work both on children and adults and is very safe and effective. A typical session lasts an hour to two hours and is completely confidential. It is as equally important in this situation as in any other to make sure you are working with a practitioner who is knowledgeable and certified in this field. You should always feel safe and comfortable with the person who is making suggestions that will strongly affect your life.