Edmonton Hypnotherapist Answers Your Hypnotherapy Questions
You feel calm and relaxed during your session. Hypnosis feels like daydreaming with your eyes closed, so it’s a completely safe and natural state.
You are fully aware, listening to Anna’s voice and imagining positive scenery. The goal is to calm your conscious mind so that we can access your subconscious mind. You are in the normal, relaxed brain states of alpha and theta. In these states your mind is more receptive, so we can change your limiting thoughts and therefore your feelings and behaviours.
Each session is different than the last and the whole process is designed to find the root cause and work through any resistance to letting go of old patterns and fears. Following this, we breakthrough to the re-learning and establishing new thoughts and habit patterns. By empowering insights, it helps you gain a deeper understanding while at the same time, doing something to make a permanent change.
Yes, you are aware of everything going on around you. Hypnosis is a relaxed state of heightened awareness which means that you are aware of Anna’s voice and the sounds in the room. During the session, you will talk and can also move your body. You will also remember what is said. At no point will you fall asleep, become “unconscious” or not be aware of what’s taking place.
It is not important to go in to an extremely deep state of trance as the depth of a trance is not linked to the final results. You usually hover between alpha and theta brain states and that’s normal.
In Alpha state, your brain waves move at a frequency between 7-14 cycles per second and this state governs daydreams, fantasy, and denotes a state of consciousness detached and relaxed. Theta State is a state of very deep relaxation and is used in hypnosis and during REM Sleep. The brain waves are slowed down at a frequency of 4-7 cycles per second.
No, as mentioned, we are always aware of what is taking place and are always in complete control of what is being shared. Trust that your subconscious mind will only permit what you are ready to deal with plus we get permission from the subconscious mind anyway to see if it is acceptable to explore the issue at hand.
If you go back to points in your life that were traumatic, understand that you are not reliving that memory. You are disassociated from the memory and are simply reviewing it so that you can let go of the emotional charge that it carries and see it differently. You are safe and supported to work through it and let it go. The past is gone, and this can go as well. The past does not have to define your future.
The responsiveness can vary from client to client however there are usually three types of change with Hypnotherapy.
Immediate: You feel a shift right away in the first session. Immediate changes in your physiology, thoughts and behaviours right from the first session onwards, which continues over the 6 sessions and beyond.
Incremental: You see consistent shifts every week plus over time, which accumulates as the sessions build upon each other too.
Retroactive: There is a subtle shift, or you don’t necessarily recognise the shifts right away and then one day you look back and see all the things that are different in your life.
This 6-session process is a unique method that is designed to address and work through the root cause of the issues all way through to re-wiring your neural pathways for long term success. Most people choose to continue their sessions as they enjoyed it so much or they choose to work on other areas in their life. It helps enormously if you are motivated to change, follow through with the process in the suggested timing and use of the audio at home.
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