A hypnotic journey
I encourage my clients to continue the work between sessions and following sessions. One way to access the remarkable and transformative theta brain wave state is with music, I typically work with binaural beats, theta and delta waves and downtempo music. Here are some of my favorite mixes for bringing myself into hypnosis, which is really a deeply focused state of relaxation.
(best for relaxation)
(from Dead Can Dance)
“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.”
- C.G. Jung -
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Therapeutic hypnosis is the process of accessing the subconscious mind in a gentle and safe manner. While as your guide, I provide cues, questions and mirror back your responses, I don't do anything to you. It's all you. And yes, you can.
It's safe to trust and experience subconscious alchemy, the power of breath and your innate capacity to transform.
At the beginning, you will most likely think you are making things up. That it is just you and your imagination. But then you will notice there’s something else there: Inspiration, which comes from the divine, or source.
In hypnotherapy, the goal is to relax the inner critic to the point that we can have a conversation with your highest self. The relaxation element of hypnosis is akin to a guided meditation, luxurious and connecting. The intellectual mind will become curious, rather than judging.
“Hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness. It is characterized by an increased ability to produce desirable changes in habit patterns, motivations, self-image, and life-style. Alterations may be produced in physiological functions, such as pain, that are usually inaccessible to psychological influence.”
- Clinical Hypnosis Principles and Applications by Crasilneck & Hall -
[Hypnosis is]...an increase in focal attention to one aspect of the total situation and a concomitant constriction of peripheral awareness of other aspects.
- Trance and Treatment: Clinical Uses of Hypnosis by Spiegel & Spiegel -
When we connect directly with the subconscious mind, we focus on what we want more of, creating new neural pathways rather than hashing out the same old traumas and pains over and over again, which really just reaffirms what we don't want.
For example: Grief. We can meet grief with a cushion, like peeling back the layers of an onion. We will focus on what someone wants to feel rather than grief - not ignoring it, but really working to transform it into something that can help them. We also work to understand what grief is able to teach us.
From my experience as a client and a practitioner, hypnotherapy is deeply transformational. That said, everyone's experience is truly their own and nothing you do or experience is wrong. Sometimes clients are very visual and some aren't. The main thing is to trust the feelings that come up. Many people experience profound shifts even after just one session of hypnotherapy.