For many people, the concept of hypnotherapy has fantastic associations. But there is nothing otherworldly or mystical about hypnotherapy. It’s a natural means of calming the central nervous system that works by returning a person to a natural state of mind that we experience on our own many times over the course of an ordinary day.
When you concentrate on the road while driving, daydream during a slow afternoon at work, or vividly remember a past experience, you have entered a mild state of hypnosis. Contrary to popular belief, this does not mean you’re in a state of weakened will or unconsciousness. You remain conscious at all times, but all of your senses have become heightened.
Hypnotherapy harnesses this natural state of mind and allows you to benefit from it. While you are more responsive to physical and verbal cues than you normally would be, you cannot be made to do anything you do not want to do during a hypnotherapy session. You remain aware of your surroundings, but your mind is able to focus more effectively on specific subjects.
During a hypnotherapy session, you are totally relaxed. An hour in a state of hypnosis is the equivalent of about four hours of sleep. An experienced hypnotherapist will help you to reach a state of total calmness, so that your hypnosis session will be more productive. Most people are at least moderately susceptible to hypnosis.
Hypnosis has been used effectively by many people as a means of coping with stress. It has been used to relieve pain during childbirth, and many athletes use it to sharpen and focus their performance skills. Other people have seen great success using it to stop smoking or develop better eating habits and lose weight.
Are you ready to quit smoking, lose weight, or build your self-confidence? If you’re interested in learning more about how hypnotherapy can help you achieve your goals, contact Plymouth Hypnosis Center today at (484) 534-4534. You can also visit our website to learn more about our hypnotherapy programs. As always, individual results may vary.