Hypnotherapy originates in procedures and practices discovered and recorded over the last few hundred years. Hypnosis describes a range of naturally occurring states of altered awareness which may vary from momentary distractions and ‘absences’, through much enhanced states of relaxation to very deep states of inward focus and awareness.
These states may be induced quite formally or quite naturalistically, in an almost unnoticeable way, depending on the requirement of the problem, the capability of the practitioner and the needs of the client.
Hypnotherapy differs from other forms of psychotherapy in the deliberate (suggestive, direct and indirect) use of altered mental states and supporting therapeutic structures as the principal medium for effecting change.
The body contains an autonomic mechanism that connects to with external rhythms, pulses or beats, a phenomenon known as entrainment.
The relationship between the external rhythms and your inner rhythms or pulses is inseparable. In fact, our internal rhythms will speed up or slow down to match a stronger external rhythm.
Here’s proof: Try counting your heart beat or breathing rate when you’re stuck in traffic, around noisy machinery, or listening to loud rock music. Then count your heart rate or breathing rate when you’re sitting quietly and or listening to peaceful music in a quiet surrounding.
Creating safety in session is essential to transformation – trust in the process. Listening, connecting is an essential people skill…we feel valued, regarded and cared about when we sense we are being listened to…even if we are being triggered…the propensity to silence our fear or anger is stored in the body…and impacts wellbeing, balance, equanimity and equipoise.
Emotional Intelligence: learning how to express feelings appropriately takes practice, and begins with learning how to shift away from the drama triangle: practice, practice…
Meditation connects the mind/body and soul with the outward expression of compassion. Awareness expands and all the benefits of meditation begin to unfold..
Connection: Meditation is an internal focus. When we sit, we close our eyes and focus within. We eliminate external distractions and focus on our internal experience.
Clarity: A consistent meditation practice, awakens awareness between our external and internal experience.
With greater balance through meditation we are able to expand our awareness and be more present in the moment to whatever is happening in our lives.
Consequently, when you create positive intentions, you are directing your subconscious mind to create the outcomes you need and want to occur.
Life Skills: Emotional and intellectual wisdom translates into feeling safe…imbued with personal power…and courage to confront the shadow-side of the dance of the drama triangle: the critic, the persecutor and the victim from dominating relationships…and or situations.
Be mindful. Be aware. Be you.