Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy
I have written articles about the hypnosis and hypnotherapy that we are offering at Wholeness Healing Center, but I wanted to expand on the information a bit more.
When a client first comes in, we do the initial intake, learning the background and identifying the issues that need addressed, similar to intakes for most therapy modalities. The 2nd session usually includes a relaxation hypnosis. This hypnosis is to orient the client to the technique, as well as to anchor the relaxation and empowerment piece of moving forward. If a client is struggling with sleep, I also address that issue in the 2nd session, as well as setting up some guidance in taking responsibility for one’s mental health and beginning to make choices from an empowered place. Typically I will record that part of the session and provide a CD for further listening, which aids in the empowerment also.
I call hypnosis the “marriage of the minds” as it allows a person to not only have control over the conscious (10%) but then taps into the subconscious (90%), thus strengthening a person’s ability to truly access a greater amount of control over their actions. Doing a short relaxation hypnosis gives clients the ability to relax immediately, thus empowering them to control their environment. With the positive thinking element then, people are more able to “step into” being responsible for their growth, including being empowered to look at the issues from the past that have kept them in the same cycle, choosing the same friends, being in the same type of relationships, doing the same things they have done for years.
As clients become more empowered, they then are willing to do the longer hypnotherapy, which is a two hour regression. The session is interactive, allowing the client, under light (heart-centered) hypnosis, to regress to 1-3 instances in the past where the issues originated. This is guided by the therapist, but the client is the one who decides, through the subconscious, where he/she regresses to. As the incidents appear, clients identify conclusions that they made about themselves because of the interactions. They also identify how the conclusions led to certain behaviors, which helped their survival at the time. As the healing begins, the adult part is able then to identify how the conclusions of the past no longer serve them, scripting new conclusions and settling on new behaviors. This then is anchored later by identifying how the old behaviors appear now and have affected their lives negatively and what they can do to continue with the new conclusions and behaviors, anchoring those with affirmations to keep them in a positive place, moving forward.
Doing the “deeper work” takes courage, and the more I do the work, the more I see the value in making the permanent change, to re-write the scripts of the past with healthier behaviors. As we learn to accept and appreciate ourselves, we are much more real, not using behaviors just to survive, but genuinely embracing our true selves.
So if you feel you are ready to really deal with some of the issues of your past, if you feel as if hypnotherapy would be the modality for you, please call and schedule an appointment. You do not necessarily have to be the client of the hypnotherapist; we do recommend that you have a therapist, but the hypnotherapist can work in conjunction with your present therapist. Our goal always is to provide the best approach to healing that we can, empowering the client in the best way.Tags: deep therapy work with hypnothearpy, hypnosis, relaxation
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner
Licensed Professional Counselor
Advanced Clinical HypnoTherapist
- Deb England began working part-time for Wholeness Healing Center in September 2004 and began full-time in May 2005. Deb practices primarily in the Broken Bow office and one day a week in the Grand Island office. Previously she had completed her practicum and internship at Morning Star Alliance, working in the Broken Bow and Grand Island offices.
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