I love that hypnosis is becoming more and more recognized in the mainstream. Hypnosis is especially popular and very effective for weight loss and smoking cessation and soooo much more. Hypnosis is a natural state of deep relaxation during which, your subconscious mind becomes more open and receptive to suggestions that support your personal and professional goals.
The hypnotist cannot make you do anything that you do not want to do. If you have had the opportunity to watch a hypnosis stage show you may have witnessed individuals acting silly or doing things that they may not normally do in a waking state. They DO know exactly what they are doing and CAN stop doing it at any moment should they choose to. In the stage shows these people volunteered to be part of the entertainment and the level of hypnosis that they reach simply allows them to lower their inhibitions. It’s a little like having a cocktail.
Entertainment is not my goal, our goals together are to reprogram your expectations about life, your current situation and to heal your self-concept. The bottom line is that you are completely safe and in control during your hypnosis sessions. You can bring yourself out of your relaxed state at any time. You are always in control.
Hypnosis, as I said before, is a natural state. During hypnosis your mind goes into the alpha state which it passes through every day when you wake up and as you go to sleep. Becoming engrossed in a book or a movie to the point that you are unaware of what is going on around you is also a form of hypnosis. It is truly a state of heightened awareness. 96 to 98% of everything we do is a result of subconscious programming. Much of that programming occurred before you were 6 years old. During these early years you take on the belief systems of the authority figures that surround you. Many of these belief systems can be counter-productive to what you desire now. Hypnosis is the fastest and most effective way to reprogram your subconscious mind. In the area of personal growth and human potential I have found Spiritual Hypnosis to be the most effective.
What is Spiritual Hypnosis?
Spiritual hypnosis is the use of hypnosis with the presence of a higher power within the hypnosis monologue. Using words like God, Divine Source, Source Energy, Infinite Intelligence, Divine Intelligence etc. increases the power of the hypnosis for a few reasons:
1. In order to create change in your life you must increase your energetic vibration. The highest vibration that I know of is that of God or Divine Source (unconditional Love). Just by saying the words you are tuning in and raising your vibration so that you resonate with the highest energies.
2. Many people have difficulty imagining themselves being successful, empowered, prosperous or even inspired. But they are more capable of imagining themselves in these ways if they shift there thinking to “God flowing through me as (whatever the desired outcome is).
3. By including God (whatever God means to you) into your personal growth modalities you automatically achieve a greater connection and relationship with Source “super-powering” your efforts.
4. When you Know that God is expressing through you, you will then automatically have high self-esteem, a positive self-image and unstoppable confidence.
Don’t let the word God trip you up. I know and understand that many people have difficulty with the term God due to negative past religious experiences. I used to be the same way. If that is the case for you I highly suggest tapping to release that past so that you can move forward in greater joy, success and empowerment.
I use the words God, Divine Wisdom, Infinite intelligence, Divine Love, All that is Good, to describe a higher power. I will use which ever words you are most comfortable with. I often interchange these terms and others throughout hypnosis and tapping. In no way is this God a judgmental or punishing God, but one of love, peace, joy and harmony. The God within you.
Why combine the power of EFT with hypnosis?
The purpose of your subconscious mind is to protect you; therefore it resists change because it fears change. So no matter how badly you may want to change something in your life if your subconscious mind does not feel safe making the change it will resist it.
For instance if you have suffered with weight issues for most of your life you may have a subconscious belief that you are safer being overweight. Perhaps you received unwanted attention from the opposite sex that made you feel very self-conscious. On a subconscious level you decided that you would be safer to be overweight. You probably have no idea that you made this decision.
By using EFT we can first release the emotions around the negative experience of unwanted attention, which in turn enables the subconscious mind to stop protecting you from that attention by eating. I then follow up the EFT with hypnosis to reprogram your subconscious about your ability to lose weight, because probably if you’ve tried many time unsuccessfully to lose weight you have probably developed some negative beliefs about your ability to lose the weight and keep it off.
The weight issue is only one example but the combination of EFT and hypnosis is powerful for healing all areas of your life quickly and easily. My ultimate goal with all of my clients is to release the barriers to self-love and self-worth. When those barriers are destroyed and removed you will experience greater prosperity, success, unconditional love, harmony and joy.