What is hypnosis?
The American Psychological Association defines hypnosis as “ a procedure during which a healing professional suggests that a client, patient, subject experiences changes in sensations, perceptions, thoughts or behavior.”
Webster's definition is more vague “a condition similar to sleep but induced artificially”.
Our working definition is “Hypnosis is a natural state of heightened awareness where you easily take on suggestions, listen to inner wisdom and replace limiting imprints with those that serve you better.”
Can anyone be hypnotized?
Yes, it is within everyone's power to be hypnotized. All you need is the desire and willingness to try.
Everyone is different. A good hypnotherapist knows how to build trust and rapport and work with all types of people. People also have varying levels of suggestibility. The techniques vary according to your suggestibility.
Am I in control in a hypnotic state?
Yes, you are an active participant in hypnosis and can awaken at any time. You are in a hyper-attentive state and very much in control.
There is nothing to fear. This isn’t brainwashing which requires an entire host of other conditions like sleep deprivation, starvation etc. to be present.
False myths about hypnosis were encouraged by the promoters of theatrical performances. Believe us, under normal circumstances, no one can make you bark like a dog or do a striptease for strangers unless you are willing to do so
Is hypnosis safe?
Yes. That is the beauty of it. The process is easy, comfortable and perfectly safe.
When is a medical referral necessary?
Certified hypnotherapists are specialists in providing hypnosis for vocational and avocational self-improvement. There is no referral necessary when you are seeking assistance for those reasons. Should you have a medical condition or need therapeutic hypnosis for conditions, such as chronic pain management or surgical procedures, a medical referral may be necessary. This will be determined during your first session. Please come prepared to answer questions about medications and medical conditions.
Is hypnosis the same thing as meditation?
No. You enter into hypnosis with a plan of action and specific purpose armed with suggestions to implant into the subconscious mind to create change. In meditation you are generally try to reach a “no mind” state of peace, tranquility and spiritual connection. Your brain waves may be registering the same state at certain times but your intent makes all the difference.
How many sessions will I need?
A reputable hypnotherapist will never guarantee success in a certain number of sessions. It depends on the individual, their commitment and what is being worked on. All the therapist can do is apply their art to the best of their ability and promise to be there to support you during the process.
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Mind in Sync Hypnosis
Mind in Sync Hypnosis
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Porter Ranch, California