You HAVE experienced hypnosis.

Studies show that everyone of average to above-average intelligence experiences hypnosis a number of times each week. We’ve all been through that state between awake and asleep while watching TV or reading a book late at night. Have you ever been daydreaming while driving and missed a turn, or arrived somewhere not remembering the drive at all? You were in hypnosis.

What is hypnosis and how does it work?

To understand hypnosis, it helps to understand how our minds perceive the world. The human mind is divided into the conscious mind and subconscious mind. Our conscious mind includes our rational, analytical, reasoning faculties. The willpower (which is of short duration) and our short-term memories are contained in the conscious mind. Our subconscious mind is our creative, intuitive personality; the child within. It contains our permanent memory and our habits (good, bad, and utility). Good habits are those which improve our lives; bad habits are destructive; utility habits are learned (such as turning off lights, shutting doors, etc.). Durable, long-lasting change is done in the subconscious mind. Hypnosis is causing the conscious mind to step aside and speaking directly to the subconscious. By giving positive, acceptable suggestions to the subconscious, the desired goal can be achieved.

What does being in hypnosis feel like?

Have you ever gone to the beach on a perfect day, plopped on your blanket and totally zoned out even though there are people all around playing, talking, and carousing? Have you ever become so deeply involved in an absorbing book or task that you completely lost track of time? People experience hypnosis as extremely relaxing – like a massage for the mind. Some people hear every word of the hypnotherapist, others none at all. It doesn’t matter – your subconscious mind hears what it needs. Just unlock that wonderful imagination of your childhood and do more of nothing than you’ve ever done before. Plus, your subconscious mind will always be aware when it is time to emerge from hypnosis. You also have the power to emerge yourself from hypnosis at any time – you cannot get stuck in hypnosis.

Am I always in control?

You are in complete control while in hypnosis. You can speak, hear, and even move in hypnosis. After all, how much fun would a stage show hypnotist be if you couldn’t? You cannot be made to do anything in hypnosis that you wouldn’t ordinariliy do. You will never be made to cluck like a chicken, unless that is your goal!

How will hypnosis help me to accomplish my goal?

First, you have to start with the idea of wanting it to happen. Next, we work together as a team to find out your specific needs and goals. You are a unique person and each session is specifically tuned to you. I will work with you to form positive suggestions. Then, while you are in hypnosis, I will say those positive suggestions directly to your subconscious mind (where lasting change takes place) to help you accomplish your goal.

When you feel ready to make a positive change to:

  • Stop smoking
  • Lose weight
  • Sleep better
  • Improve public speaking
  • Increase your power of concentration
  • Enhance your sports performance: play a better game of golf, tennis, soccer, etc.
  • End a bad habit, fear, or phobia

I will help guide you forward using your own power. I will show you how to maximize your full potential in achieving whatever goal you wish to accomplish!

Bill with Dr. Philip Holder of the Master’s Center Institute of Hypnotherapy