What is hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a method by which a person can be guided into an altered state of consciousness called the trance state. This state is characterized by increased suggestibility and deep relaxation. Measurable psychological and physical changes in hypnosis. In this state physical and psychological changes that are seemingly beyond ones normal conscious capability may be achieved.

What does it feel like?

For most people it is a pleasant state of deep inner calm and physical relaxation. Deep trance is similar to that experienced by expert yoga and meditation practitioners

Who can be hypnotized?

Anyone who is willing to cooperate and follow simple instructions can be hypnotized. As a matter of fact, each one of us is using hypnosis, knowingly or unknowingly, in some form every single day of our lives. It is estimated that we spend between 50 - 80% of our waking hours in our unconscious mind. We are experiencing some form of a trance-like state each time we are lost in thoughts, lose track of time or engage our imagination. It is a common and completely natural state of mind that we have all experienced countless times before, we just didn't know it was called hypnosis. The people that are easiest to hypnotize are those who are able to maintain focus on the desired objective.

What is hypnotherapy?

Psychological therapy done in conjunction with hypnotic trance state is Hypnotherapy. It is often classed as a form of complementary medicine but is perhaps better viewed as a branch of psychotherapy. It is not an occult esoteric art but a scientific therapeutic discipline. Utilizing states of deep relaxation, the therapist assists the client in uncovering and exploring memories, emotions and past events which may affect a person's present state of mind. By activating your own inner resources, hypnotherapy can help you to heal numerous psychological and psychosomatic problems.

Is it safe?

Absolutely safe. There are records of immense benefits derived by those who have undergone hypnotherapy in India and other parts of the world.

Will a hypnotist have complete power over me when I'm hypnotized?

It is always up to you, whether you want to accept or reject the ideas and statements offered. For that reason we say that "all hypnosis is ultimately self-hypnosis" and that you are always in control. Ultimately all the power is right in your mind and it is only a matter of learning to access it and practicing to develop it.

Is it officially recognized?

Hypnotism was legally acknowledged and defined by the Hypnotism Act 1952, in the UK Book of Statutes. British Medical Association approved the use of hypnotherapy in 1955 and also advised physicians and medical students to receive fundamental training in hypnosis. The American Medical Association approved the medical uses of hypnosis in 1958 and encourages research on hypnosis. The U.S. Department of Labor, Directory of Occupational Titles (D.O.T. 079.157.010) supplies the official definition of Hypnotherapist as one who induces the hypnotic state in a client to increase motivation and change behavior patterns. The Government of India Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, in its GR No.R.14015/25/96-U&H(R) (Pt.) dt 25-11-2003, has stated that hypnotherapy is a recommended mode of therapy in India to be practiced by appropriately trained personnel.

What can hypnotherapy do for me?

Besides healing psychological and psychosomatic problems, hypnotherapy can be used to teach self relaxation regardless of time, place or situation. You can also learn how to replace negative automatic thoughts with positive affirmations. Example: "I'll try" with "I CAN".

What does the Hypnotherapy session involve?

Although each session is different, we will first discuss in some detail the changes you want to achieve, and then explain how it all works including the type of protocols that are to be used. We will set achievable goals for subsequent sessions, so you can identify the progress being made. We also teach all clients self hypnosis which helps to reinforce any work done in the sessions.

How many sessions will I need?

That depends on your motivation and your desire to change. Everybody is different. However, hypnotherapy is a very effective therapy and we would want to help you in the minimum number of sessions possible. We will be regularly reviewing your progress about how the therapy is bringing about changes in you

I am nervous about seeing a Hypnotherapist.

Don't be, it is our responsibility to put you at ease in a calm, relaxing, and safe environment. Please contact us if you have any more concerns regarding clinical hypnotherapy.

Hypnosis − MYTHS & FACTS

MYTH − You lose control when you are in a hypnotic state
FACT − You are actually in a very relaxed state and always in control.

MYTH − You will be asleep and will not remember anything when you wake up.
FACT − A lot of people believe that when they are hypnotized they will not be aware of anything that is happening around them. Yet, if you lost all connection with the hypnotist, how could you follow the instructions? Hypnosis has absolutely nothing to do with being asleep or being unconscious. You hear everything and know what's going on the entire time. You are always in control.

MYTH − A Hypnotherapist can make you do anything.
FACT − A Hypnotherapist CANNOT make you do anything against your will or your morals, ethics and beliefs.

MYTH − Sometimes you may not come out of a trance.
FACT − That NEVER happens. In fact most people wake up feeling more refreshed and energized.

Here are some common conditions that can be helped by Clinical Hypnosis (It is by no means an exhaustive list):

* Acne * Asthma (mild) * Anxiety disorders * Bruxism * Depression (mild) * Eating Disorders * Eczema and certain skin disorders * Fear of Negative Evaluation * Migraine and other headaches * Irritable Bowel Syndrome * Insomnia and other sleep disorders * Nail Biting * Negative experience or trauma from the past * Obsessive Compulsive Disorders * Pain management * Panic Attacks & Panic disorder * Performance Anxiety * Performance related stress * Phobias * Pregnancy and Hypno-birthing * Relationship problems * Repetitive learned behaviours (habits) * Self-confidence * Sexual problems * Smoking cessation * Stammering * Stress Management