Hypnotherapy works on the premise that incorrect beliefs and associations in the unconscious mind override the reasoning and desires of the conscious mind.
Behavior: Even though you know that the house is locked, you repeatedly check the locks on the doors of your house to ensure your safety and do so obsessively.
Role of the unconscious mind: (belief) it is possible that the locks mysteriously open on their own; (association) checking over and over will alleviate your fears and bring calm to your mind.
Behavior: Even though you that smoking is bad for you, and you want to stop, you continue smoking.
Role of the unconscious mind: (belief) smoking relieves stress and managing stress is more important than your health today; (association) smoking offers avoidance of something.
How Hypnotherapy Works
Through various techniques, the hypnotherapist guides you into a state of light sleep. While in this state, you can hear everything around you, and you are in full control of your thoughts and behavior. The hypnotherapist offers suggestions that your subconscious mind accepts. Upon waking, these changes in the subconscious mind begin to coincide with and support the intentions of the conscious mind.
Some conditions can be changed in just one session, however, it usually takes 3 or more sessions to make the desired changes more permanent. The sessions should be done in succession within a few days so that the momentum of change does not slow or dissipate.
Hypnotherapy is a powerful tool to help you make changes to improve the quality of your life. There are no limits to the kinds of conditions that hypnotherapy can help you overcome. Hypnotherapy is not, however, a replacement for a medical specialist when the conditions are medical. In many cases, the hypnotherapist can work with a doctor's referral to supplement the medical treatments. Currently, River Lin specializes in Smoking Cessation, Weight Loss, Fears and Phobias, Stress Management, and Anxiety Relief.
What to Expect?
In the first hypnotherapy in-take session, you will answer several questions to provide the therapist with relevant information. You will establish with the therapist your goals, discuss a timeline, learn about the Theory of the Mind, and test your suggestibility.
In the second and all following sessions, you will begin with a short conversation and then move to a comfortable chair when the therapist will facilitate your journey into deep relaxation with a calm voice. After hearing the suggestions in the hypnotic state, you will be directed to wake up and have a few more minutes to discuss your experience and insights.
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