Getting Under the Influence: A Deep Dive into the Hypnotic Experience
Being hypnotized is a unique experience that can be difficult to put into words. Hypnosis is a state of focused attention and heightened suggestibility that can be induced by a trained hypnotherapist or through self-hypnosis techniques. When you’re under hypnosis, you’re in a relaxed and open state of mind, and you may experience a sense of detachment from your surroundings. In this blog post, we’ll explore what it’s like to be hypnotized, including the sensations you may feel and the benefits you can experience.
The Hypnotic State
The hypnotic state is a natural state of consciousness that we all experience throughout the day. It’s the state you’re in when you’re deeply engrossed in a book or movie, or when you’re daydreaming. In hypnosis, you’re guided into this state intentionally and with a specific goal in mind. The hypnotic state is often described as a feeling of deep relaxation, and many people report feeling as if they’re in a dreamlike state.
During hypnosis, you’ll typically be asked to focus your attention on a particular image or idea, such as a relaxing scene or a positive affirmation. As you focus on this image or idea, your mind becomes more open to suggestion, and you may experience a heightened sense of awareness. You’ll still be aware of your surroundings and able to respond to your hypnotherapist’s instructions, but you’ll be more relaxed and receptive than usual.
Sensations During Hypnosis
During hypnosis, you may experience a range of sensations. Some people report feeling a sense of heaviness or lightness in their limbs, while others feel a tingling sensation throughout their body. Some people may feel as if they’re floating or drifting away, while others feel deeply grounded and connected to the earth.
You may also experience changes in your perception of time and space. Time may seem to slow down or speed up, and your sense of space may feel distorted. Some people may also experience changes in their body temperature, such as feeling warmer or cooler than usual.
Benefits of Hypnosis
Hypnosis can be a powerful tool for personal growth and healing. It can be used to help you overcome a range of issues, from anxiety and stress to phobias and addictions. Hypnosis is often used to help people quit smoking, lose weight, and improve their sleep. It can also be used to help people overcome fears and improve their confidence.
One of the key benefits of hypnosis is that it can help you access your subconscious mind. Your subconscious mind is the part of your mind that controls your automatic behaviors and beliefs. By accessing this part of your mind, you can begin to identify and change negative thought patterns and behaviors.
Hypnosis can also help you develop a deeper understanding of yourself and your emotions. By becoming more aware of your thoughts and feelings, you can begin to make positive changes in your life.
Being hypnotized can be a powerful and transformative experience. It’s a state of deep relaxation and heightened suggestibility that can help you overcome a range of issues and achieve your goals. During hypnosis, you’ll experience a range of sensations, from feelings of heaviness or lightness in your limbs to changes in your perception of time and space.
If you’re interested in exploring hypnosis as a tool for personal growth and healing, it’s important to work with a trained and experienced hypnotherapist. They can guide you through the process and help you achieve your goals in a safe and supportive environment.
Overall, hypnosis can be a valuable tool for anyone looking to make positive changes in their life. By accessing your subconscious mind and becoming more aware of your thoughts and feelings, you can begin to overcome negative patterns and behaviors and create a happier, healthier life.
Hypnotherapy works with the subconscious mind to remove self-sabotaging behaviors, limiting beliefs, and blocks that prevent you from leading your best life – in love, career, finance, health, and so much more.
Hypnotherapy is a powerful therapeutic technique that accesses your subconscious mind. Your subconscious mind is 90% of the mind and is where all of your feelings, emotions, long-term memory, habits, patterns, beliefs, and behaviors are stored – which makes hypnotherapy so effective. We have direct access to heal your issue at its core.
How Does Hypnotherapy Work?
With hypnotherapy, we have direct access to your subconscious mind and are able to go to the root of your issue and heal it. Through the process of hypnotherapy, we are able to go to the exact origin of your issue, identify how it is affecting you in your present life, and heal it.
From there, you will learn new tools, resources, and practices to use in your everyday life. You will leave the hypnotherapy session feeling lighter, empowered, and ready to create active change in your life.
How is Hypnotherapy Different from Talk Therapy?
Hypnotherapy is different than talk therapy because in hypnotherapy we access your subconscious mind – which is 90% of your brain. Talk therapy works with your conscious mind – the other 10% part of your brain that analyzes, computes, and discerns.
Hypnotherapy goes both deeper and faster than talk therapy. For this reason, it is my preferred method of therapy.
What Happens During a Hypnotherapy Session?
The hypnotherapy session begins with soft, relaxing music and relaxation techniques to take you deep into a state of relaxation. Your eyes will be closed for the majority of the session. You can choose to lie down or sit up, whichever feels most comfortable to you.
You and I will then dialogue about your issue from your subconscious mind and very much like a guided meditation or a relaxing visualization, we will go through the process of accessing the root of your issue.
Once we discover that, we will remove the old, negative block and replace it with new, healthy ways of being in your life.
Hypnotherapy sessions can be held at my office in Boulder, Colorado or you can schedule an online session.