“Hypnosis is the epitome of mind-body medicine. It can enable the mind to tell the body how to react, and modify the messages that the body sends to the mind.” – New York Times
Sometimes clients get nervous when I tell them that I use hypnotherapy in my sessions because their impression of hypnosis has come from performers on stage exerting power over participants who have no control. But that type of hypnotism—stage hypnosis—is not meant for healing. Client-centered hypnotherapy, on the other hand, allows me to guide my clients into a more relaxed state of mind, sort of like meditation. This enables them to let go of all their logical thinking and to access their subconscious. Clients are in control and can always decide to take the lead in the session. Hypnotherapy helps my clients find solutions they are not able to come up with using just their logical mind.
I once had a client who had been diagnosed with self-esteem issues and claimed that she “hated her face.” As we dug deeper, through hypnotherapy, she realized that past abuse had occurred by a perpetrator whose ethnicity and looks mirrored her own. She was subconsciously holding on to a deep-seated resentment of her resemblance to her abuser that caused her to turn her hatred on herself. Through hypnotherapy, we were able to pinpoint the issue and work on its root.
I have also worked with spiritually oriented clients to conduct past-life regressions. This is a wonderful way to address phobias and fears that come from no discernible place in a client’s history.
I invite you to use the below 24-minute guided hypnotherapy video for more restful sleep.
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