How Does Hypnosis Work

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For a long time hypnotherapy has been an effective way of making positive life changes. And how many things do we know now, that have  no side effects?  After their first session people often say, they have not been so deeply relaxed in ages…

Each of us is in a state of hypnosis several times a day. (Think: highway hypnosis or watching a movie, listening to a boring person) The difference between natural altered state of consciousness and the applied altered state of consciousness, which you experience with a therapist is, that is it directed, productive and serving you with a resolution of an inner conflict, annoying habit, addiction, self-sabotage, repeating patterns, chronic pain, weight management and with virtually anything you can think of.

So how does it work?

When we are in a relaxed; alpha or theta state, our subconscious mind is more open to suggestions. We may also easier access information stored in our subconscious.

The interesting thing about working with subconscious mind is, that it doesn’t need a logical explanation to work effectively.

Alen Chips, internationally renowned  instructor of transpersonal hypnotherapy, says that sometimes there might be more difficult cases, where the answer to the problem may not be easily recognized by the hypnotherapist or the client…

“[…] however,  because the unconscious mind holds all of the answers to the body-mind-spirit triad, the client will often be able to undergo hypnosis and tell a hypnotherapist details concerning the origin of their problem and sometimes even how to resolve it.”

It is believed that hypnosis is a bridge connecting body, mind and spirit. (and I think, this is a VERY important thought to remember)

One of the outcomes that I love most about hypnotherapy,  is clarity. It is as if when stepping down, to connect with our subconscious mind, we suddenly see more, see the big picture of our situation. We often gain a new perspective from which we start resolving the issue OR our approach changes and what we thought was a problem, is no longer there.

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Joanna Zajusz

Through advanced hypnotherapy and life coaching Joanna has been helping clients to become free of their once adopted limitations, find confidence in their own voice, and create a strong foundation of inner peace. She is a certified Mind Body Wellness Coach who lives in Phoenix, Arizona. (Because she moved to the Southwest - her dream - only 14 years ago, you may still detect a Central European accent in her writings and speech.) She is a passionate fan of Marianne Williamson, Caroline Myss, and Dr. Robert Anthony.