Hypnosis is both an ancient and modern healing technique that reaches gently, invisibly, into the depths of the mind’s most otherwise inaccessible, hidden places. Hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness that retrains your mind. Hypnosis utilizes positive thought and suggestive techniques that are used to attain life enhancing changes.
Through the hypnosis process you can transform your mind and body. With hypnosis you will be able to access your unconscious mind, and “re-program” your mind for what you truly desire. Hypnosis can help you eliminate former self-defeating ways of thinking, feeling and behaving permanently and substitute proactive and empowering ways of personal growth, healing and existing in the world.
Hypnosis can help speed the improvement you are seeking in your life. You also have the option of customizing and personalizing the hypnotherapy sessions for your unique needs by scheduling an appointment, recording the session live in the office to reinforce at home. To schedule an appointment, please contact Dr. Aleksandra Drecun at (858) 792-3541 or Dr.Drecun@a4ct.com.
- Never drive, ride a bike, walk, operate machinery or engage in any activity you need to be able to pay attention to while listening.
- Do not use hypnosis recordings as a substitute for psychotherapy or medical treatment.
- If you are in therapy or receiving medical treatment, check with your therapist or physician before using these recordings.
- Note that hypnosis has in some cases been suspected of invalidating court (eye-witness, etc.) testimony. If you think that you might need to testify in court in the immediate future, do not use hypnosis recordings until you consult with the attorney you are testifying for or until your testimony is completed.
Expectations when you listen to the hypnosis recordings
You will need the better part of an hour during which you will be in a quiet setting and free from distractions. Ensure that you will be in an environment where you will not be disturbed and you will not need to pay attention to anything in particular. You will hear a soothingly deep, slow, female voice speaking. The wording within the hypnosis will have brief to long pauses between the various suggestions. You will hear suggestions about letting yourself relax and engaging in various visualizations. Also, it is common to pay attention closely for some time and then realize that you have drifted off, thinking on some tangent without – it may seem – paying attention to the hypnosis recording. Another common experience is that you may find yourself “waking up” and thinking you fell asleep. You may possibly experience emotional responses or various bodily sensations. Some individuals have difficulty focusing or becoming comfortable during their first time listening. This is common in those who have had negative experiences in their lives that have caused them to distrust others. In some cases, it may take more than one listening to be sure you can relax and still maintain control while listening. Give yourself permission to take the time necessary to relax and benefits will come. Make a commitment to listen to the hypnosis recordings for the first 21 days.
Expectations when you are done with a hypnosis session:
You will feel very relaxed and may not feel that you want to move from your listening position for a few minutes. You should feel a subtle or specific sense of feeling better and more hopeful about your situation. If you had trouble focusing then you will need another session to feel results.
How Does Hypnosis Work?
Our mind functions on three levels – the conscious, subconscious and unconscious levels. Individuals often think, make decisions and act with their conscious mind; however the unconscious mind can also impact individuals’ thoughts, feelings and behaviors without conscious awareness
During the gentle, relaxed state known as hypnosis, the conscious mind becomes less controlling and the unconscious mind becomes more available to suggestions and desired change. Positive suggestions received become more readily accepted in this state of mind.
Is hypnosis medically approved?
In 1958, the American Medical Association and American Psychiatric Association (APA) also approved hypnotherapy for use by professionally responsible individuals. Prestigious hospitals in the U.S. now use and teach hypnosis, such as Stanford University School of Medicine in San Francisco, the Beth Israel Medical Center in Boston, and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Since the AMA sanctioned the use of hypnosis, many insurance companies cover hypnosis for medical and dental uses, including major surgeries. Greater numbers of individuals are choosing hypnosis over anesthesia for surgery. There are definite medical advantages offered by hypnosis over anesthesia; less bleeding, faster recovery time, and the need for fewer post-operative medications.
Is Hypnosis Safe?
Hypnosis is 100%, completely safe, natural and effective. The client is in control every moment. The truth is no one can ever “force” anyone to engage in a particular behavior under hypnosis that the person is not willing to do. Hypnosis is NOT sleep, nor is it control. It is a meditative state that is a relaxed and wonderful state of mind.
How do I know I can be Hypnotized?
As a generalization, in a therapeutic environment, every healthy human can be hypnotized if they choose to be. Hypnotizability is an indicator of how easy it is for you to access a trance or a deep state of relaxation. The best candidates for hypnosis include those that are intelligent, imaginative, creative and optimistic. Different people can enter hypnotic states with different levels of ease – for some it is very easy, for others it is a challenge. Approximately 10% of the population is highly hypnotizable. Then there is about 80% of the population with medium hypnotizability. For individuals who cannot be hypnotized, they do not allow themselves to be.