How Hypnosis Works
Most of our habits, orientations or perceptions are simply attitudes and beliefs we picked up in very early childhood from our parents, caretakers, teachers, and, through our earliest experiences.
As we mature, nearly all human beings at some point in their lives, feel the desire or need to improve themselves. Very often however, the old perceptions and beliefs learned in childhood, while no loner serving us, keep us repeating the same old patterns thereby impeding forward progress. In order to begin manifesting our true potential we need to change, override, upgrade or sometimes completely discard attitudes or perspectives that stop us from living life to the fullest in our adult lives.
Therapeutic Hypnotherapy rewires the brain to override past negative beliefs and perceptions by using the subconscious mind to address negativity and replace it with new life-affirming beliefs.
It doesn't matter how circumstances in your life are right now, nor how long they have been that way.
It doesn't even matter if you find yourself skeptical about how well this will work for you. It CAN all change! It is possible to transform past programming for failure, anxiety, frustration or unhappiness through Therapeutic Hypnotherapy.
Hypnosis and Medicine
Modern medicine can excise tumors, eradicate most infectious bacteria, and reset fractures, but they cannot eliminate unhealthy perceptions and attitudes that hinder our capacity to heal, nor reduce immunosuppressive stress without medication. The gift of Therapeutic Hypnosis is that it can mobilize INNER resources by using your own mind to aid in personal mind/body healing by redirecting your inner mental focus.
Our minds and our bodies are intertwined; part of a holistic mechanism. Emotional stressors in life can take a toll on your physical body as well as affect the way you think about yourself and cope with your environment.
While Hypnosis is not conventional medicine, nor a “medical” cure, it is the most powerful way of accessing our deeper mind for the purpose of reprogramming it for beneficial results in thought, emotions, and body, thereby enhancing healing on multiple levels.
Major U.S. Medical Institutions Praise the Benefits of Hypnosis
In past decades, hypnosis has gained great momentum and acceptance as part of the evolution of our health care system. Scientific research, experimentation and practice have led to rapid advances in our knowledge and techniques of hypnosis – spurred on by its widespread acceptance by the American Medical Association, the Mayo Clinic, Harvard Medical School, Stanford University, and the National Institutes of Health to name a few notables.
21st Century scientific research positively impacting Hypnosis: Neuroplasticity and Epigenetics.
In the 21st Century some of the most prominent areas of research impacting Hypnotherapy are those of A) Brain chemistry and its response to thought patterns, as well as B) scientific discoveries establishing the bio-molecular basis for the amazing mind/body connection. Scientists are now finally connecting what used to be considered a divide between science, psychology and biology.
A) Brain Chemistry: One of the prominent terms used is “NEUROPLASTICITY.” This research links psychological or emotional changes to the brain neurons' (cells) ability to restructure into positive chemical channels which affect an individual's well being; one of the hallmarks of hypnosis.
B) Mind/Body Connection: According to Dr. Bruce H Lipton, PhD.; “Stunning new scientific discoveries about the biochemical effects of the brain's functioning show that all the cells of your body are affected by your thoughts.”
This discovery revolutionizes our understanding of the link between mind and body and is scientifically termed “EPIGENETICS”; another hallmark of hypnosis.
Spirituality and Wellness
Accessing the more Spiritual dimensions of psychological, emotional and physical wellness requires our nourishing attention and a willingness to broaden establishment mentality to a more expansive perspective involving the Spiritual dimensions of health and well being.
This expansion simply requires a willingness to journey to our deepest heart and to the heart of the Universe we live in; The Matrix or Web of Life which sustains us all.
An openness to our Authenticity and Spiritual dimensions can be facilitated with Hypnotherapy which directs us into our deepest and highest selves by using gentle trans-formative tools such as Transpersonal Hypnosis, Shamanic Journeying, Guided Visualizations, Dream-work and others to access our Higher Selves and connect to SOURCE.
Additional Information About Hypnosis
Hypnosis as Therapy for Anxiety
Hypnosis is Akin to Intense Focus
Yes Hypnosis Works
Hypnosis in the News
Harvard Gazette Archive, May 8, 2003
Hypnosis Helps Healing: Surgical Wounds Mend Faster
Studying How Brain Responds to Hypnosis
The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City
Why O.S.U. Hypnotizes It's Quarterbacks