A few simple things about states of consciousness. We know that during any given day, we all travel through different categories of brain waves. There are four categories: Beta is the most alert, Theta is the inward and concentrated, Delta is when you are sleeping, and the final state is Alpha the most relaxed. When we relax you from Beta to Alpha, which is all we do with hypnosis, we reach a state of mind that allows new ideas, beliefs, and behavior suggestions to be accepted without the critical judgment of your every day Beta or “conscious” mind.

The lightest state of hypnosis (Alpha) is achieved easily. In this state you are 200 times more suggestible than your fully awake/aware state (Beta). You will be relaxed and focused and aware of what is happening. It is not necessary to be in some otherworldly trance to be in hypnosis.
Despite many doubters, everyone is capable of being hypnotized. This may vary to some degree. If you have ever daydreamed, you have engaged in self-hypnosis, which is simply directing your mind with the use of imagination. Hypnosis is essentially the same thing as guided imagery or vizualization. In fact, it's the same type of technique that Olympic athletes and stellar musicians use before successful performances.
Everyone enters a light hypnotic state (Alpha) several times a day, such as when watching tv, reading, playing video games and even when driving. You are in this state as you are falling asleep and waking up.

You do not have to worry about falling asleep during hypnosis. Your hearing is your security system, which never goes to sleep. You also do not have to worry about not being able to wake up from hypnosis, because a) you are not asleep, b) you cannot stay permanently in hypnosis, and c) less than 10% of the population achieve a deep trance.

A little interesting history of hypnosis:
You have probably heard of being mesmerized. An Austrian, Dr. Franz Mesmer brought to the attention of western scientists around 1770 what he called “animal magnetism” or “mesmerism.” His initial discovery involved using magnets to stop bleeding, etc. Later a priest named Abbe' Faria brought attention back to mesmerism and oriental hypnosis in Paris around 1814. He was the first to suggest that the process involved the power of the mind and the expectation of the subject. This led to a number of doctors using hypnotism for anesthesia in the early 1800s, including Esdaile. The Scottish surgeon James Braid was the first to popularize the term hypnotism in 1842. A neurologist Jean-Marin Charcot applied hypnosis to hysteria and began extensive experiments to determine it's applications. His pupil Pierre Janet first described the phenomenon of dissociation. By the 20th century, hypnosis for the use of suggestion became popularized particularly with the introduction of psychoanalysis. Use of hypnosis for surgery was officially approved by the British Medical Association in 1955 and by the American Medical Associaion in 1958. The Pope also approved it's limited use in 1956. In 1960, the American Psychological Association included hypnosis within psychology. Probably the most famous practitioner of hypnosis within psychology was Milton Erickson who developed the field extensively.
Since hypnosis has been used in the therapy, there have been numerous studies to evaluate the effectiveness of its use for various concerns. Here's a summary and I will also provide you with the references.

The top documented goals are Smoking Cessation and Weight-loss:
  • Smoking is successfully reduced between 81 and 90% according to studies
  • Weight-loss is shown to be greatly enhanced and maintained by hypnosis

  • Asthma: reduction of frequency of attacks and amount of medicine used
  • Arthritis: decrease in pan, anxiety and depression and increase in endorphins
  • Cancer: 50% reduction of pain in breast cancer patients, double survival rate in 10 year follow-ups with same patients, also reduction of anticipatory nausea and vomiting in chemotherapy patients.
  • Childbirth: 55% required no medication for pain relief during delivery, vs. 22% control group, also shorter stage 1 labor, higher Apgar scores and lower post-partum depression scores
  • Depression: combined with CBT, shows successful reduction of depression, anxiety and hopelessness
  • Migraine and Headaches: significant reduction in number of attacks
  • Phobias: significant reduction of test anxiety, reduced fears of public speaking, 50% improvement or cure of fear of flying
Now, keep in mind, you may be aware of everything that is said during the session and that is ok, you are still in hypnosis. Also, you are in control. You can always leave hypnosis by thinking the words “one, two, three.”

All Hypnosis sessions will be recorded as an mp3 (and stored confidentially). It will be provided to you, so that you may listen to it a few more times, as each listening will reinforce the suggestions

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Myths About Hypnosis
    If you’ve ever seen a “hypnotist” who uses trance states as entertainment in a stage act, you’ve probably witnessed several of the myths about hypnosis in action. Legitimate clinical hypnotherapy practiced by a qualified professional is not the same process as that performed on stage.
  • Myth: When you’re under hypnosis, you surrender your free will.
  • Reality: Hypnosis is a heightened state of concentration and focused attention. When you’re under hypnosis, you don’t lose your personality, your free will or your personal strength.
  • Myth: When you’re under hypnosis, the hypnotherapist controls you.
  • Reality: You do hypnosis voluntarily for yourself. A hypnotherapist only serves as a knowledgeable guide or facilitator.
  • Myth: Under hypnosis, you lose consciousness and have amnesia.
  • Reality: A small number of people who go into a very deep hypnotic state experience spontaneous amnesia. However, most people remember everything that occurs under hypnosis.
  • Myth: You can be put under hypnosis without your consent.
  • Reality: Successful hypnosis depends on your willingness to experience it. Even with voluntary participation, not everyone can be led into a hypnotic state.

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    Addictive Personality
    Alcohol Cessation
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    Chewing Tobacco
    Chocolate Addiction
    Compulsive Spending
    Cutting Down on Smoking
    Gambling Addiction
    Nicotine Craving
    Nicotine Gum Addiction
    Pipe Smoking
    Psychic Phone Line Addiction
    Quit Smoking Now
    Salt Addiction
    Smoke-Free House
    Smoking Addiction 2
    Smoking Association
    Smoking Aversion
    Soft Drink Addiction
    Stop Smoking with Self Hypnosis
    Stopping Smoking
    Stopping Smoking with Time Distortion
    Stopping Smoking: The Valley
    Sugar Addiction
    TV Addiction

    Anger Management
    Anger Management
    Anger Management 2
    Stopping Swearing

    Business Skills and Finance
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    Career Confidence
    Enjoy Your Job
    Executive Skills
    Financial Worries
    Natural Negotiation
    Successful Interviews
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    Baby Bonding
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    Breech Birth Relaxation
    Childbirthing Cycle Visualization
    Crying Baby
    Elective Caesarean Section
    Infertility Relaxation
    IVF Relaxation
    Morning Sickness Relaxation
    Natural Childbirth
    Pre-IVF Relaxation
    Sustaining a Healthy Pregnancy Visualization

    Children's Issues
    Child Meditation
    Children Hypno-Relaxation
    Confidence for Children
    Coping with Divorce for Children
    Fear of Vomiting for Children
    Magic Carpet Induction
    OCD: Balloon Room
    Opposition Defiance Disorder
    Perfect Parenting
    Separation Anxiety for Young Children
    Thumb Sucking

    Be Confident
    Best Man's Speech
    Blushing in Groups
    Camera Shy
    Circle of Confidence
    Confidence and Positivity
    Confidence at Work
    Confidence Building
    Confidence for Hypnotherapists
    Confidence Kite
    Confidence: Conference Table
    Confidence: Crystal Ball
    Confidence: Garden of Life
    Dating Confidence
    Ego Strengthening
    Football Confidence
    Inappropriate Laughter
    Increased Self Esteem
    Living in the Now
    Making Decisions
    Powerful Public Speaking
    Public Speaking
    Self Belief: Protective Shield
    Stop Stuttering

    Driving Test
    Driving Theory Test Nerves
    Exam Success
    Practical Exams
    Presentations and Exams

    Fears and Phobias
    Fear of Anaesthesia
    Fear of Authority
    Fear of Balloons
    Fear of Bees or Wasps
    Fear of Being Alone
    Fear of Birds
    Fear of Blood
    Fear of Bodily Functions
    Fear of Buttons
    Fear of Cats
    Fear of Childbirth
    Fear of Commitment
    Fear of Criticism
    Fear of Crowds
    Fear of Death
    Fear of Dental Treatment
    Fear of Doctors and Dentists
    Fear of Dogs
    Fear of Driving
    Fear of Eating
    Fear of Elevators
    Fear of Escalators
    Fear of Failure
    Fear of Fainting
    Fear of Fear
    Fear of Flying
    Fear of Flying 3
    Fear of Flying Everyday
    Fear of Frogs
    Fear of Germs
    Fear of Ghosts
    Fear of Heights or Bridges
    Fear of Injections
    Fear of Insects
    Fear of Inserting Contact Lenses
    Fear of Internal Examinations
    Fear of Intimacy
    Fear of Lizards
    Fear of Loud Noises
    Fear of Monsters (for Children)
    Fear of Moths
    Fear of Motorway Driving
    Fear of MRI Scans
    Fear of Needles (for Children)
    Fear of Passenger Driving
    Fear of Pregnancy
    Fear of Public Toilets
    Fear of Rats and Mice
    Fear of Rejection
    Fear of Snakes
    Fear of Spiders
    Fear of Spiders for Children
    Fear of Success
    Fear of Talking on the Telephone
    Fear of the Dark
    Fear of Thunderstorms
    Fear of Travel
    Fear of Trying New Food
    Fear of Vomiting
    Fear of Water 2
    Fearless Flying
    Phobia Release
    School Phobia
    Sea Sickness Relaxation
    Social Phobia

    Saying Goodbye

    Habits and Disorders
    Anorexia: A New Beginning
    Appetite Increase Visualization
    Chewing Annoyance
    Compulsive Lying
    Creating Alternatives
    Drink Driving Aversion
    Fear of Falling Over
    Knuckle Cracking
    Morning Person
    Mouth and Cheek Biting
    Nail Biting
    Nervous Cough
    Obsessive Behavior
    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder 3
    Overcome Bulimia
    Restless Leg Syndrome Relaxation
    Selective Mutism
    Snoring Relaxation
    Stop Thumb Sucking (for Adults)
    Swallowing Pills with Ease
    Teeth Grinding
    Tone Deafness
    Trichotillomania (Compulsive Hair Pulling)
    Unwanted Thoughts Relaxation

    Abandoned Baby
    Finding Lost Objects

    Memory and Learning
    Accelerated Studying
    Better Handwriting
    Dance the Night Away
    Dyscalculia Relaxation
    Dyslexia Relaxation
    Foreign Language Study
    Listening Skills
    Memory and Concentration
    Mental Blocks
    Peak Performance
    Perfect Pianist
    Personal Pride
    Photographic Memory
    Presentations and Exams
    Speed Reading
    Stage Fright Auditions
    Super Learning
    Velvet Voice
    Writing Skills

    Pain Relaxation
    Comfortable Dentures Relaxation
    Muscular Relaxation

    Personal Development
    Accepting Responsibility
    Accepting Yourself
    Become Tidy and Organized
    Brain Power
    Charisma Visualization
    Great Guitar Playing
    Happiness Visualization
    Inner Adviser
    Life Changes
    Make Your Dreams Come True
    New Beginnings - Changing Personal History
    Over-Sensitivity Relaxation
    Reinvent Yourself
    Self Consciousness
    Song Writing Skills
    Speaking Slower
    The Joy of Reading
    Unlock your Creative Abilities
    Unlock Your Visualization Ability
    Writer's Block

    Psychic and Paranormal
    Automatic Writing
    Inner Truth Meditation
    Meeting Your Spirit Guide
    Out of Body Experience
    Psychic Protection

    Regression and Progression
    Affect Bridge Technique
    Age Regression
    Back to the Womb
    Chakra Regression
    Future Life Progression
    Hall of Mirrors
    Higher Consciousness
    Inner Child
    Life Script
    Past Life Rainbow
    Past Life Regression
    Rainbow Regression
    Tree of Life

    Accepting Alcoholism
    Co-dependency to Independence
    Dealing with Divorce
    Draw Love into Your Life
    Ending a Relationship
    Forgetting an Ex-Lover
    Heartbreak Relaxation
    Hypnosis for Lovers
    Moving on in a Relationship
    Premature Ejaculation
    Rebuilding Trust
    Saying No to Sex
    Successful Step Parenting
    Unrequited Love

    Deep Relaxation
    Island Walk
    Ski Slope
    The Road to Granada

    Self Hypnosis
    Hypnotize Yourself

    Sports Improvement
    Better Basketball
    Better Snooker
    Bike Riding Confidence
    Boxing Boost
    Champion Darts
    Championship Cricket
    Chess Master
    Exercise for Fun
    Exercise Motivation
    Perfect Poker
    Perfecting a Back Handspring
    Rock Climbing
    Rugby League
    Running and Jogging
    Show Jumping Confidence
    Sports Improvement
    Tennis Improvement
    Wrestling Improvement

    Stress and Anxiety
    Anger Tool
    Anxiety Release
    Gagging Relaxation
    Guilt Complex
    Hyperventilation Relaxation
    Mind Clutter
    Morbid Thoughts
    Negative Release
    Panic Attacks Relaxation
    Separation Anxiety
    Silver Sack Negativity
    Stress Management
    Wash Away Stress
    Wedding Day Nerves
    Work Worries

    Weight Loss
    Attic Weight Loss
    Boredom Eating
    Easy Weight Loss
    Festive Eating
    Fit, Trim and Healthy
    Gastric Band Hypnosis Adjustment
    Gastric Band Weight Loss
    Hypnotic Gastric Band
    Maintaining Weight Loss
    Night-Time Eating
    Weight Gain for Women
    Weight Loss
    Weight Loss (NLP Type Approach)
    Weight Loss - Escape from Prison
    Weight Loss: Control Room
    Weight Loss: Trick the Mind
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