*Individual results may vary with hypnosis and are dependent on many variables
including the client’s attitude, follow-through and adherence to the program. Certain issues or concerns may require a medical referral before any session in hypnosis.
Have you ever felt as if you’re held back from being successful, had a mental block or a feeling of helplessness while working, writing, or completing a task?
Hypnosis is an achieved state of awareness facilitated by a Hypnotist. It is very similar to a guided daydream. Always awake, aware and in control, the client hears every word being said. However, the subconscious side of the mind (which is not the conscious, processing, analytical side) is the part that is listening. The subconscious is where emotions and feelings reside. Accessing those feelings is like plucking the string of a violin and the vibrations are felt throughout the instrument. The person being hypnotized can be guided to follow these vibrations to their very source.
A few months ago, a man came in for a Hypnosis session and explained that his consulting business had hit a snag; the sophisticated economic forecasting programs he had designed were not performing correctly. He discussed various aspects of business, economic indicators, effects of the current world situation and the resulting volatility of today’s global economy. He explained the exterior elements affecting his software’s performance and his resulting feelings of inadequacy.
The man’s feelings of self-doubt resulted in his inability to resolve the software problem. His software’s failure became a signal that he too was a failure. A cascade of negative, self-critical, deprecating feelings – “I’m dumb, I can’t do anything right, this always happens to me, I’m just a failure, I’m stupid, I’ll never make enough money, I should have chosen another profession.” The result of this avalanche of self-doubt is like being stuck in mud up to the knees, unable to move.
Through Hypnosis the man remembered feeling the same emotion when he was very young and an older kid was beating him up. One day the bigger boy grabbed him and he felt helpless. It was the same feeling he had about his software model, of not being able to control the outcome of what was occurring.
The man was now able to see that moment from an adult perspective. He was not badly hurt but he did feel helpless, unable to control his personal safety and future. He connected that feeling from the past to the current moment of helplessness. Seeing that past event now, from the perspective of an adult, all grown up, no longer a young boy, enabled him to understand that was in control his current situation, he simply needed to take action. A week later he returned to report that his business had improved, he had made some adjustments in the software calculations and the program was functioning quite well.