Hi, again, Hypno Friends!
Here’s a photo of my hypnosis chair, complete with spiral pillow. I get a kick out of that pillow every time I see it! 🙂 It’s an “old-time hypnosis” symbol. To me, it’s fun. I call it: Hypno-wheel. So, this is the Hypno-wheel Pillow, sitting on the Trance Chair, my leather recliner, in my hypnotherapy office in Bellevue. It’s waiting for you! You don’t actually sit ON the pillow, I move it when we get down to business, it’s really for “ambiance!” The symbol also means “infinity.”
And that makes great sense to me…as hypnosis is an ancient art. In the time of the Egytians, they had healing “sleep temples” where hypnosis was practiced. Hypnosis and healing, that connection has long been known. Hypnosis has been written about by well-known psychologists of the 1800’s, including William James. In India in the 19th century, hypnosis was used on the battlefield to help with necessary amputations–without anesthesia, without pain.
Hypnosis is not new. But, there’s a growing awareness and acceptance in the world for hypnosis as a mainstream healing art and science, which I find wonderful. Holly-weird has done it’s best to create fear and a negative mystique surrounding hypnosis, but the truth has a way of coming out. And the truth about hypnosis is wonderful. What it can do for a person, and the pleasant nature of the experience itself.
Here are some actual quotations from my clients upon emerging from trance and commenting on the experience: “That was delightful.” (Gene, Mercer Island) “Wow!!” (Monica, Bellevue, and dozens and dozens of others–this is the most common response) “Better than sex.” (Andy, Seattle) “I loved it!” (Michael, Bellevue) “That was amazing!” (Jennifer, Kirkland)… Some people are speechless, but the grateful smiles on their faces speak volumes.
When you’re in trance, in hypnosis, you are connecting to the best part of yourself. That part of you that wants success and fulfillment and thriving and good feelings! The part of you that can make those things reality.
So, what does trance feel like? In general, and for me personally, a sense of well-being permeates trance, and stress packs its bags. People do experience it differently. To some, it’s very very similar to their natural waking state. To some, it’s “otherworldly” and beyond words. Some people find their limbs turning so heavy, heavy relaxed, so comfortable that they don’t want to move. Some people feel light and floating, as though disconnected to their physical bodies. Some people feel warmth and tinglings. Some people get cold. (I also offer “the dream blanket” during trancework.) It has also been likened to those transitional moments before sleep.
We experience naturally-occurring trance doing everyday, just-living-our-lives things. Reading a book, playing on the computer, driving a car, daydreaming, watching television. It’s nothing “woo-woo,” and it’s nothing bizarre. It’s just us, activating our minds in a specific, natural way. What’s cool, what’s magical, is how we can use this “hypnosis state of mind” to create change in ourselves and in our lives. When you apply hypnosis, for a desired outcome, guided by a professional, that’s what is called hypnotherapy. That’s what I do.
So, if you’re still wondering: “What does trance feel like? And what can it do for me?” I’d like to show you. http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net Call me and I’ll be happy to meet with you and tell you more.