What is hypnosis? Hypnosis is a state of mind that allows us to be more receptive to change – for example, to change habits, attitudes, or other behavior.
You may not be aware of it, but all day long, you are being bombarded by information.
The consciously aware part of your mind can only juggle a limited amount of information at once. The rest of that incoming information is handled outside of your awareness, by the part of your mind that runs things on autopilot.
That “autopilot” part of your mind (commonly referred to as the subconscious, nonconscious, or other-than-conscious), on the other hand, isn’t limited by attention, time, or even whether you’re awake. That makes it far more powerful.
Let’s think about the different roles of the conscious and unconscious. Anything we are intentionally focusing on is in our conscious awareness. Everything else is unconscious. Unconscious (or subconscious) simply means below awareness.
While you are reading this sentence, the meaning is in your conscious mind. Think of it as the “foreground.” The shape and order of each letter and how they combine to form words – those details operate in the “background,” or the unconscious.
The unconscious controls reflexes, habits, and billions of bits of data, like your birth date, your phone number, and other information that can be kept in the “background” until it’s needed in the “foreground.” Imagine how much more capacity it has to manage change!
Will I have to talk about my past or relive issues from my childhood?
No. Hypnosis is not counseling or therapy. However, if something from your past is currently getting in your way, hypnosis offers ways to release the old emotional charge.
Can anyone be hypnotized?
In my experience, anyone who wants to be hypnotized can be. During your first session, we will do some receptivity exercises to discover which methods will work best for you.
What does it cost?
The pure relaxation of the Virtual Vacation or single-session stress-release session range from $95-$150. These services are “massage for the mind.” They provide quick and easy short-term solutions: get a better night’s sleep, re-energize, escape and shield from daily stress.
These simple sessions can also begin a process of profound and lasting change.
If you want to change habits, behaviors, and mindset – manage pain or eliminate fears; stop smoking, drinking, nail biting, eating when not hungry, lying awake worrying about tomorrow, etc., – most people get the best results with three to six sessions. Learn more about the Personal Change Program.