Serene Alternative Pathways, LLC
Integrative/Holistic pathways of healing, education, and birth.
Life coaching, hypnosis and neurolinquistic programing for
personal and/or professional growth and change.
"Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right!" ~Henry Ford
What is hypnosis?
As long as there have been human beings, there has been hypnosis. We use this commonly occurring and natural state of mind, unknowingly, all the time. For example, if you have ever watched a television program or movie and become really absorbed in the program, you were probably in a light trance very similar to the hypnotic state. This trance is what caused you to not hear your mother calling you to dinner, until she raised her voice for the third time. (Advertisers understand this. They use television programs to induce a hypnotic trance and then provide you hypnotic suggestions, called commercials!) The trained hypnotist uses this state of profound mental and physical relaxation to focus and direct awareness towards a specific goal. Hypnosis is simply a tool for working with the subconscious mind to achieve desired changes. Hypnosis offers an effective, relaxing, drug-free choice for resolving personal issues and promoting health and wellness.
What can I expect in a hypnosis session?
A typical session consists being gently guided into a relaxed, dream-like state of awareness. Positive suggestions are made to the subconscious mind for desired changes. Blockages to success are identified and reframed in order to support the agreed upon desires and goals of the session. As you are guided out of a state of relaxation, you open your eyes and feel refreshed, relaxed and wide awake. Integration of these changes continues in the hours, days and weeks ahead. It is important to understand that hypnosis is not something that another person does to you; it is a collaborative effort. The ability to concentrate and imagine aid in achieving success with hypnosis.
Can anyone be hypnotized?
Yes. All hypnosis is self-hypnosis, even when you are working with a certified hypnotist. Although some people find it easier than others to relax and others may go into various levels of hypnosis faster, most individuals are easily capable of reaching the light to medium states of relaxation and receptivity.
Will I recall everything that occurs during hypnosis?
You will remember everything that you chose to remember. Much as in our day-to-day lives, we remember the significant events. While in hypnosis and upon returning to normal waking consciousness, you will be easily able to remember anything about the session that you want to remember. Many clients are surprised at how quickly time passes while in deep relaxation but most are able to remember everything about a session.
Will I lose control, or get “stuck” in hypnosis?
No, you cannot get “stuck” in hypnosis. Hollywood has perpetuated many myths about hypnosis. Rest assured that under hypnosis, you do not reveal your deep, dark secrets or lose control. A hypnotist cannot make you do anything against your ethics, values or beliefs. In a hypnotic state you cannot be made to do anything against your will.
Rather than experiencing a lack or loss of consciousness, you will quickly discover that, while in a relaxed state, all of your senses operate in a heightened state of awareness. A sense of calm and balance permeates your mind. Mind “chatter” is replaced with an expansive centered awareness in your mind and body. For anyone that has ever daydreamed, lost themselves in a good book or movie, experienced a pleasant lucid dream or simply “zoned out,” a light to medium hypnotic state will feel very familiar and comfortable.
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