What is hypnosis? Hypnosis is a state of focused concentration. A hypnotic trance is a state between sleeping and waking, like daydreaming. Hypnosis harnesses the power of the subconscious mind to change habits and behaviors, decrease inner stress, stimulate motivation, etc.
Hypnosis can be used in conjunction with psychotherapy, especially when clients are resistant to letting go of specific issues, anxiety, repressed anger or sadness, depression, trauma, etc. It can also be used to increase self-esteem or heal physical problems.
A technique of Cellular Releasing* is used to eliminate the “old program” which created and maintains the problem. Since this releasing is done through the subconscious, it is usually done without bringing up negative emotions. It is very similar to taking out a program that is no longer working out of a computer and re-programming with empowering, positive suggestion. Communicating with the subconscious mind using an ideomotor response (fingers lift to answer yes or no), a specific series of questions are asked to help identify the causes, blocks, and reasons for the problem addressed.