Change negative habitual behaviors
Access inner resources
Increase self acceptance
Enhance body image
Conscious mind can: use reason and logic, perceive awareness, attend to a limited number of things for a limited time
Inner mind can: direct the physical, direct emotions, attend and direct multiple activities, integrate repetitive thoughts and actions, retrieve information
Clinical Hypnosis can be effectively used to treat a variety of psychological issues, help change old negative behavior and repetitive thoughts.
Many studies have been conducted on the efficacy and the effects of learning and memory when employing certain language processes, focused attention, imagery and creative visualizations. Clinical Hypnosis processes and their effects are similar-both include these techniques and also utilize multi-facets of the brain and mind to enhance the therapeutic process but reach a much deeper level.
Hypnosis and self-hypnosis can be defined as “a naturally occurring state that virtually everyone, with practice, can learn to use for achieving goals that might be otherwise to difficult or even impossible to achieve (B. Alman, Ph.D., P. Lambrou, Ph.D., Self-Hypnosis).
Our minds are multi-faceted and actively accessing another level of our minds awareness or consciousness actually happens automatically to everyone. For instance, when people are trying to visualize an image, access their creativity, are day dreaming, meditating, while listening to music or practicing yoga.
Clinical Hypnosis is nothing like stage hypnosis that was being used for entertainment only and conjured up old visions of being asleep, controlled or out of it. During a hypnosis session, which is like a guided meditation session, the client remains aware and awake throughout and can have eyes open or closed. In fact, Hypnosis can also be very calming, gentle and respectful.
Since the subconscious or inner mind is responsible for 90% of our functioning, it makes sense then to include this part of the mind during therapy!