“Hi. I hope you can help me. Does hypnosis work with confidence?”
“Does hypnosis help with getting rid of negative thoughts?”
“How does Hypnosis work to help me improve my game?” (Baseball, golf, tennis, riding, swimming, basketball, football, running, soccer, lacrosse)
Most people who call us at The Center of Success are just like you. People who sometimes find themselves stuck. People who want to change part of their lives, but are struggling.
It’s normal to want to improve your life. But sometimes it’s difficult. It’s hard to change your habits. It’s hard to change your thoughts. Sometimes it’s hard to get out of that “stuck” place.
What Does Hypnosis Feel Like?
Generally, as long as your issue is doesn’t require surgery to improve, then hypnosis can help. If it’s in your mind, we can help. We help by using hypnosis, EFT Tapping, (the Emotional Freedom Technique), and Thought Training (aka Thought Repatterning).
Briefly, hypnosis is a natural state. Hypnosis is also simply one of the most effective tools to help you change and improve by connecting with your subconscious mind.
You might consider hypnosis to be a cousin to meditation. You are aware of everything around you, you can speak while you are in hypnosis, and you can remember everything.
While you are at home practicing self-hypnosis, you will be reinforcing the positive changes that occurred during your session.
Some people worry that a hypnotist can make you do things you don’t want to do, such as quack like a duck. This myth came from the old stage shows of the past where it appeared as if the hypnotist controlled the people on stage. The truth is that no hypnotist can make you do something against your moral values.
What hypnosis feels like is similar to that hazy feeling you get when you are in between your dreamlike state and awake state. Your first hypnosis session is about 1 1/2 hours long. You’ll be experiencing hypnosis and answering questions about your issue. Of course, everything is confidential.
During your sessions, you’ll learn new tools that will help you feel better about yourself and your life. At home, you’ll be reinforcing what you experience in hypnosis by doing self-hypnosis. Self-hypnosis takes about 5 minutes in the morning and evening. Self-hypnosis is easy to learn and is essential in helping your inner mind make the changes you want.
Am I asleep when I am in hypnosis?
No. Even though the word “hypnosis” comes from the Greek word meaning “sleep”, you are fully awake, able to talk and move around.
Hypnosis is a natural state. It’s that state you pass through right when you wake up in the morning and go to sleep at night. Tomorrow when you wake up notice how nice that feeling is…you know…that feeling between your sleep state and awake state.
Hypnosis is described as a state of “focused concentration”, similar to watching a movie and no longer aware of the people around you.
Many people have experienced “Highway Hypnosis” too. This occurs when you are driving and realize that you haven’t remembered the past few miles.
So hypnosis is kind of like meditation?
Yes. The main difference is that rather than letting your mind wander, you will focus your attention on the outcome you desire.
Can I get stuck in hypnosis?
No. You can open your eyes at any time.
Will I remember things when I open my eyes?
Can you make me reveal any secrets when I am in hypnosis?
No. The US Government tried this back in the 1970s. It didn’t work.
Can you take control of my mind and make me do things I do not want to do?
No. If I could, I would have hypnotized my kids when they were teens. I tried. It didn’t work.
Can everyone be hypnotized?
Young children, people high on drugs or alcohol, and those with developmental disabilities are not good candidates for hypnosis.
What Is Self-Hypnosis?
Every client who experiences hypnosis also uses self-hypnosis at home. Self-hypnosis is easy to learn and use. It’s also the most effective way to reinforce the changes you desire that we work on during your hypnosis session.
How will I know if I am a good candidate for hypnosis?
As long as you want to experience hypnosis, you will. During your session, you will experience a short “practice session” so you feel totally comfortable and understand the state of hypnosis.
Is there any research about hypnosis?
Yes, and more research is published yearly. There are over 5,000 research studies on the subject.
Do you think hypnosis will help me?
As long as you want to make a change, then hypnosis is the easiest way to create the change you want.
What is the difference between hypnosis and therapy?
Hypnotherapists help everyday people with everyday issues.
Hypnosis is a strong outcome related field. Unlike therapy, there may be very specific goals you want to address during your hypnosis session.
As a hypnotherapist, I want to know what is going on, how you want to feel, and what you want to do differently.
While traditional therapy is a conscious process, hypnotherapists work with the subconscious mind to help you change how you feel about yourself.
More importantly, you learn the tools you need to help you retrain the neural pathways in your mind so you consistently feel good.
Most traditional therapy works with the conscious mind with the goal of insight and understanding. When a client experiences insight sometimes the issue can dissolve. But those feelings may still be there.
Hypnosis is a short process compared to therapy. Hypnotherapy is complimentary to therapy. Our average client sees us generally for five to ten sessions for issues such as getting over a fear, increasing confidence, increasing motivation, or stopping a bad habit, such as trichotillomania.
Everything starts with a thought. When your thoughts aren’t in alignment with your desires, then you are guaranteed to struggle.
Through your sessions, you learn how to change your thoughts to reach your goal – without STRUGGLING. We have developed Thought Training(TM) which is a technique to stay in control of your thoughts and stop the spiral of negative thinking. You will learn this tool to help you create the positive thoughts that you need to achieve your goals.
During your sessions, you’ll also learn how to apply what you have learned to other parts of your life. You can use your new tools to help you with other aspects of your life. You can also use self-hypnosis to:
- Enhance your career
- Get over fears
- Motivate yourself
- Attract what you want in your life…and more…
Hypnosis and hypnotherapy have been proven to help people to stop smoking easily, lose weight, stop hair pulling (trichotillomania), improve sports performance, eliminate fears, and anxiety about speaking in public. If it begins in your mind, then hypnosis can help.
WILL HYPNOSIS HELP ME GET OVER MY FEARS ABOUT SPEAKING IN PUBLIC?
We’ve helped hundreds of people get over their fears and anxiety about speaking in public. Whether you feel nervous talking to one person to a thousand people, it’s really all in your head. Just as it was so easy to develop your fear, it’s just as easy to get over it.
Discover a proven way to train your thoughts and reduce your stress while increasing your confidence in Wendy Merron’s book and audiobook, Powerful Thinking on Purpose.
Want to learn more? Schedule a free consultation with Wendy Merron, Board Certified Hypnotherapist.