Hypnosis is not a substitute for the competent care of medical and mental health professionals. Rather, it is a complementary technique that can be used to navigate the ups and downs of daily life. In my practice, I seek to fill the gaps often found in traditional medicine. Treating the Spirit and empowering the individual with ways to actively engage in their own healing process.
I came to hypnosis for my own benefit. I was struggling with anxiety, depression, existential angst and general ennui. I gained so much personal benefit from my hypnosis training that I wanted to share it with others.
What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis engages the mind with language, images and suggestions in order to train it to think in new and healthier patterns.
Misconceptions of Hypnosis
Hypnosis is Mind control:
“Are you going to put the whammy on me and make me cluck like a chicken?”
What we are actually doing is creating a space for dialogue between your conscious and unconscious minds. Or rather the frontal lobe functions and the instinctual, automatic or over anchored portion of our brains. You are always completely in control. The Hypnotherapist is merely a guide.
To be Hypnotized you must be weak willed:
Many also labor under the misconception that you must be weak willed in order to be hypnotized. Nothing could be further from the truth. Rather than a weak will it is more a sign of someone who has enough control over their mental and emotional states that they can adjust them at will. Your subconscious is a vigilant gatekeeper. One of its sole missions is to preserve you. Mind and body.
I can’t be Hypnotized:
When clients voice this fear I always ask them ” Can you follow instruction?” and they most always answer ” Well of course I can.” Then no worries, you can be hypnotized. If you have tried it before and it did not work, it could have been to a lack of rapport on the part of your hypnotherapist or points of resistance outside your awareness. There are many techniques and avenues to take to get the results you desire. Together we explore these until we find the right one for you.
Benefits of Hypnosis
During hypnosis we are in a relaxed, conscious, dream- like state. In this state it is much easier to quiet the chatter of the conscious mind and access thoughts and patterns of behavior that may have become so overly anchored that we no longer notice them. By bringing these into conscious awareness we then have the opportunity to choose different more effective behaviors. This gives us a sense of peace, wellbeing and empowerment. When we no longer have to act in rote and predictable ways our choices and opportunities are increased.
The following respond well to Hypnosis:
You can also use Hypnosis to enhance your Goal Setting and to Change Unwanted Behavioral Patterns such as smoking.
Anytime is the perfect time to be the best possible version of yourself. Call and make an appointment today and get to “Know Yourself ” better.
Charity Pilkinton is a Certified Hypnotherapist: American Board of Hypnotherapy, Certified NLP Practitioner: Certified in Timeline Therapy since 2007. She lives in Nashville with Kent her husband of 20 years, Lou her daughter-cosplayer extraordinaire and Lenore and Mads-two magical creatures masquerading as house rabbits.