Will Hypnosis work for you?

There are many myths about hypnosis out there

Will Hypnosis Work for You?

Some people believe that during hypnosis you might be completely off the charts, out of control, or in a somewhat sleep like state – although that may be the reality in movies, that is not how hypnosis works.

The hypnotic state is a very natural state, that we all enter daily.
Many people often ask me if they will be able to be hypnotised, and the truth of it is, that it is quite impossible to be totally alert and awake throughout the day. For example:

Have you ever found yourself watching television and someone walked past or spoke to you, and you were not aware of them as you were focussed on the story?

Have you ever found yourself in your place of work, so absorbed in your tasks or activities that you sort of “zoned out” on what is going on in your surroundings?

Have you every played on a smart phone and completely tuned out the people around you?

Have you ever driven somewhere and arrived at your destination only to wonder how you got there?

Have you ever played a sport or done a physical activity and time seemed to just pass so quickly as you were in the zone?

Have you every fallen asleep?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then hypnosis will work for you! Hypnosis is in fact a very natural state of being that we all go through every day of our lives.

As a QHHT level 2 practitioner, I will guide to this natural state that you are already familiar with and assist you in staying in that calm and relaxed state for the duration of your session.

Hypnosis doesn’t work for you? Struggle to meditate?

The great news about QHHT is that the technique developed by Dolores Cannon is extremely powerful! I have been privileged to assist so many people who have had difficulty with hypnosis in the past, all of which had truly amazing experiences when they came for their QHHT sessions with me.

There are a few tips and tricks that Dolores incorporated into the QHHT process that I will share with you on the day of your session that will assist you in getting the MOST out of your QHHT experience! These tips will also greatly assist you in your meditation practice going forward.

What can block hypnosis?

There are several factors that can block hypnosis. The good news is that you are in control of these factors!

Typically any stimulants such as caffeine can really influence the body’s ability to relax and enjoy the deep calm state of hypnosis.

Equally, any calming medication, hallucinogenic substances, alcohol and pain killers can all influence your body’s responses to the hypnotic state and should be avoided for at least 48 hours or more prior to your session as these are known to act as blockers in a session.

Truths/Misconceptions

Hypnosis is simply a brainwave state. (Theta or Alpha)

It basically feels like deep relaxation. There is no “feeling” of being hypnotized, other than being relaxed and open enough that you can access other realms of consciousness.

Hypnosis is not amnesia

People who don’t remember what happened under hypnosis were programmed to not remember. Stage hypnotists give suggestions (program) the individual to forget, or not be aware of what they’re doing, so they can get them to step out of their comfort zone and do funny things. Healing hypnotists don’t program for that because we want you aware of what’s happening, and to remember it. It does fade like a dream for most people but that’s why I will give you a recording of the session.

Hypnosis can be blocked

There are several “blockers” which may result in subjects not able to get into and maintain the theta brainwave state. Some of these blockers include: Pharmaceuticals and various substances, like caffeine, alcohol etc. can disrupt the brain functions. Emotional blocks (fear, anger) Physical blocks (like intense pain, discomfort), Mental blocks (like not being able to give up control) Spiritual blocks (contrasting belief systems). Mistrust – someone who does not want to be hypnotized, cannot be. The person must always be in complete agreement to the process from beginning to end, so if that level of trust for the practitioner is not there, mistrust will be a block. Most of these blocks can be worked with depending however it can take time and practice to remove the blocks.

Can I be hypnotized?

A good “test” for being able to be hypnotized is meditation. If you can meditate (hold focus or calm the mind) then being hypnotized should come easy.