Understanding Hypnosis

Definition of HypnosisClinical hypnosis is a systematic process that puts your mind into a state of highly-focused attention. While in this state, your unconscious mind is much more open to processing suggestions to improve or change behavior. It is essential to understand that hypnosis is not something that controls you. Rather, it gives you the power to control yourself.

When used as a therapeutic process, a hypnotherapy session will begin by asking you what type of behavior, thought, feeling or sensation is the focus of the hypnotherapy. Specific positive suggestions will then be developed. Only positive suggestions are used. In a typical hypnotherapy session, you will sit in a comfortable recliner. There may be quiet music playing to allow focus and concentration which opens the door to the power of hypnotic suggestion. You are never unconscious. You can hear all that happens in your session. Since 1987, Dr. Dean Kirschner of the Life Mastery Center has effectively used hypnosis as a treatment method for individuals throughout Maryland and southern Pennsylvania, including Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Essex, Ellicott City, Towson, Lutherville, Cockeysville, White Marsh, Catonsville & Owings Mills.

Facts About Hypnosis

  • Hypnosis is suggestion, not command. It allows you to be more susceptible to planned and desired suggestions. You cannot be forced to do anything against your will. You are always aware and in control while in the hypnotic state. Your mind is simply more open to positive suggestions.
  • Everyone can experience hypnosis. Those who believe they are not able to experience hypnosis may be more resistant. Some people need additional time and guidance to reap the benefit from this natural state of mind. The effectiveness of hypnosis depends on how much you want to change and how well you follow the program.
  • Most people need several sessions in hypnosis to achieve permanent change. Sometimes change may occur as fast as in one session.
  • The stronger your motivation and dedication, the longer hypnosis will last. Hypnosis helps to develop alternative behaviors and thoughts that, if reinforced, will last a lifetime.
  • Your hypnotherapy program will include teaching you how to do self-hypnosis. This allows you to create the hypnotic state for yourself. As you give yourself suggestions you increase the effectiveness of the therapeutic intervention.

What Can Hypnosis Be Used to Treat?

Hypnosis can be used to effectively treat a number of issues, including addressing unresolved trauma and exploring previous experiences that currently affect one’s behavior. The cause of the current problematic behavior may have been buried in one’s unconscious mind. Hypnosis works to uncover and resolve these traumas. Issues that can be effectively treated with hypnosis include:

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