“What if I can’t be hypnotized?”
“What kind of things would I tell you under hypnosis?”
“Are you going to make me cluck like a chicken?!”
These are the most frequent questions I have heard when talking with clients about hypnotherapy. Ok, sometimes I hear are you going to make me bark like a dog?!
Hypnotherapy is a state of relaxed consciousness and in utilizing this state you can connect on a deeper level to the musings that are within reach, access the stagnant pieces of your life that you are working to overcome and you can release that which is stuck.
In Hypnotherapy, you will remember everything that takes place. Any suggestions I say will be ones that you create using your own words as those will be the most effective as they come from your voice. You won’t do anything in hypnotherapy that you wouldn’t do wide awake. This modality is effective because we can work on a deeper level bypassing the conscious mind which often puts up roadblocks out of fear, anxiety and sadness.
I have had clients say to me that they cannot be hypnotized and what that means is that they struggle to relax. In those cases, we initially work on learning to relax so that eventually, the hypnotic state can take effect.
I have been training using the Heart-Centered hypnotherapy model which is provided by the Wellness Institute in Issaquah, Washington.
This model combines the elements of:
Hypnotherapy (traditional and Eriksonian)
Behavior Modification (classical and NLP)
Humanistic Psychology (Gestalt, TA, the body/mind connection, Reichian bioenergetics)
Developmental Psychology (inner child work)
Heart Centered Holistic Approach
This creates a unique and holistic psychotherapeutic process that is both brief and healing to assist people to release emotional blocks that limit full expression of their potential.
Hypnotherapy can work for a variety of issues from weight loss to grief/loss. If you are interested in learning more or have questions, please feel free to contact me.
Hypnotherapy is provided by Vivien Roman-Hampton, LICSW.