Before seeing hypnotherapy clients in Boulder and Denver I first dispel common myths about hypnosis in our first phone conversation.  Below are a few of the most pervasive myths.

  1. You will lose control over your actions if you consent to be hypnotized.
  2. You won’t remember what happened during hypnotic trance.
  3. Hypnosis is merely a stage trick.
  4. Hypnosis results in only short term behavioral changes.
  5. Hypnosis is for the weak willed.

In truth, all hypnosis is self hypnosis.  The hypnotist makes suggestions that you, the client, have decided upon and guides you into your own subconscious mind to insert these positive ideas and beliefs.  You are always in control.  Only suggestions that are in line with your morals and integrity will be accepted by the subconscious. 

Sometimes strong willed people have the hardest time in life if they have negative beliefs in their subconscious which have never been examined.  The conscious mind can push and work intensely without success if the subconscious mind is in conflict.  The conscious and subconscious mind must work together toward the same goal to create lasting change. 

The practice of self hypnosis, which I teach during the second session, establishes an ongoing thread of positivity in the subconscious.  Practiced for several minutes in bed before falling asleep at night, self hypnosis is simple and brings about rapid change.  The subconscious mind responds quite favorably to this kind of repetition, just as our negative thoughts became established as beliefs because we repeated them over and over again. 

Longterm change is the goal of hypnotherapy and requires only the willingness to open to the possibility of success, as a beginning.

Learn more about the reality of hypnotherapy here

Thanks for reading,

Sara

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