Starting Over with the Help of Hypnosis

October 31st, 2013 § Comments Off on Starting Over with the Help of Hypnosis § permalink

Starting Over with the Help of Hypnosis – A guest post by Caroline East, Consulting Hypnotist, on the use of hypnosis to manage the stress of change.

Starting Over: The act of recovering from, or adjusting to, an event which has affected one’s life in such a manner that life never returns to its previous state of “normal”.

The one common factor, no matter how varied the circumstance, is that each one of us, at multiple times in our lives, experiences an event, or events, which causes us to have to “start over.”

The most common events are: Birth of a baby, loss of a loved one, marriage, divorce, a traumatic event, surviving a long-term or serious illness, being diagnosed with a devastating illness, losing a job, starting a new job, moving, or changing careers.

All of these events, viewed either as positive or negative, generate stress by causing our life to veer off track in a different direction. We struggle through the transition, often floundering, trying to adapt to the changes that come with life’s new direction. Sometimes we can use help to deal with the stress related to “starting over.”

Do these common symptoms resonate with you: Fatigue, grief, focus and flexibility, pain, fear, performance anxiety (job, sports or academic)? I see, and address, these issues daily in my practice as a consulting hypnotist at Intuitive Hypnosis in Portland, Oregon. » Read the rest of this entry «

Is Stage Hypnosis Real?

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Is stage hypnosis real? How does it compare to the hypnosis used when working with a consulting hypnotist? Are the participants being controlled? These questions, and more, are addressed in this article by Debbie Taylor.

For many, their first exposure to hypnosis is at the local fair, or during a high school assembly, watching a stage hypnotist seemingly “control” his subjects, to the amazement of the audience.

Many people, when they first meet me and find out that I’m a consulting hypnotist, can’t help but ask, “Are you going to make me quack like a duck?” At first I just chuckled and went along with it, but this has been going on for years now! If I had a dollar for every time I’ve been asked, “Are you going to make me quack like a duck?” I could retire.

I take my work as a consulting hypnotist seriously. My clients put a lot of trust in my ability to help them, to really listen and assist them to create change in their lives. So I wondered, what is all this talk about quacking? And how is stage hypnosis different from the work I do as a consulting hypnotist? Are those people on stage ‘really’ hypnotized? And if so, how does that work?

So I decided to find out for myself by going to Las Vegas, where I received training as a stage hypnotist, and I’m here to tell you, ”Yes, those people on stage really are hypnotized!” » Read the rest of this entry «

The Demystification of Hypnosis

October 1st, 2013 § Comments Off on The Demystification of Hypnosis § permalink

I have been so immersed in the world of hypnosis for such a long time that I forget how weird it is for some people. Hypnosis is just weird. A valid opinion for those who don’t fully understand what hypnosis really is and how it works.

One of my goals as a consulting hypnotist at Intuitive Hypnosis in Portland, Oregon, is to focus on the demystification of hypnosis for as many people as I can, on a regular basis. I have spent the last 4 years offering free lectures about hypnosis, I have written dozens of articles about hypnosis, and I have educated and informed each of my clients about hypnosis and how it works. As mentioned above, I have been so immersed in the world of hypnosis for such a long time that I forget there are still many people who just think it’s weird. » Read the rest of this entry «

Self-Hypnosis is Easy and Fun!

February 4th, 2013 § 1 comment § permalink

You may be interested to know that we all experience self-hypnosis several times each day. Wouldn’t it be nice to be aware of the ways in which you are hypnotizing yourself, so that you can deliberately choose which habits and behaviors are running the show? Learning how to use self-hypnosis deliberately can do just that!

When we talk about hypnosis, we’re talking about the co-mingling of the conscious mind and the sub-conscious mind, as if there are two minds. Well of course there is only one mind, and so it’s more accurate to speak of conscious processes and sub-conscious processes. A conscious process is something you do, or think about, consciously. Conversely, a sub-conscious process is something you do automatically, kind of like being on autopilot. Hypnosis is a process of bringing the two together so that you’re in charge of those automatic behaviors. » Read the rest of this entry «

What Happens During a Hypnosis Session?

November 30th, 2012 § Comments Off on What Happens During a Hypnosis Session? § permalink

For many people, fear of the unknown can keep them from making the decision to incorporate hypnosis into their lives as a vehicle for personal change. In this article, I have demystified the fear of the unknown by describing exactly what a hypnosis session at Intuitive Hypnosis in Portland, Oregon looks like. This article describes how I conduct a session. While the details will be unique to my practice, the overall structure will be similar with most clinical hypnotists.

Most of us know what to expect when we go to a new dentist, a new doctor, or to be fitted for glasses. However, most people don’t know what happens at a hypnosis session. Some clients arrive with a healthy skepticism, and an open mind. Others feel nervous, maybe intimidated, or even a bit afraid of what is going to happen, not knowing what to expect. Then there are those who arrive with a heightened state of curiosity and adventure and just want to see what happens in hypnosis. » Read the rest of this entry «

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