Hi, Hypnosis Friends!
This work is so “old hat” to me that I sometimes forget it’s a new adventure for a lot of people. And they may not be sure what it is, confused by media misrepresentations of hypnosis. So, once again, I’d like to explain this cool, accelerated learning state.
So much info is on my Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP website proper, and especially, on my frequently asked questions page. Here’s another iteration of what I know to be true about this beautiful, powerful thing called hypnosis. Hypnosis is my passion, it’s the most wonderful thing I’ve encountered in my life!
What is hypnosis? It’s a very pleasant and relaxing experience, it’s a calm and a centered kind of clarity of mind. You’re not asleep and you’re not zonked out, you’re in full control. You’re aware. It’s a kind of hyper awareness, which is inner focused.
What happens in hypnotherapy is that a person connects to their creative mind, their problem-solving mind, their intuitive mind and through creative language, stories, imagery, ideas, and “suggestions,” we direct that mind to desired goals and to create new internal strategies. I believe that people are massively powerful and resourceful in hypnosis. It is very much an accelerated learning state.
Hypnosis is an everyday naturally occurring thing, we slip in and out of this state all the time. My mother was an artist. While she’d be painting at her easel, THAT’s hypnosis. Reading a book, losing yourself in thought, that’s hypnosis. Daydreaming. Going to a movie! Filmmakers are master hypnotists! The experience of being in a movie theater and
caught up in a story (forgetting momentarily about the crunching of popcorn sounds around you and the sticky floors), THAT’s hypnosis.
It’s a narrowing of focus, it’s a suspension of disbelief. In hypnosis, we let the conscious, analytical, critical mind take a mini vacation, and that opens up a doorway to communication with the deeper (more powerful) part of our mind. The part of us that runs the habits and patterns of behavior and responses.
My clients come out of hypnosis and they say: “Wow! That was amazing.” Yes, it is.
Learn more anytime on my website. I have many videos where I talk about “What is hypnosis?” as well. If you’re interested in private hypnotherapy sessions, I also offer a free in person consultation where I explain much more. I invite you to take advantage of that!
All the Best,
Connie Brannan, CHt.
Clinical Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapist
Licensed Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming ™
Design Human Engineer ™
Persuasion Engineer ™
Professional Conversational Hypnotherapist
Managing Partner, Mindworks Hypnosis