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Basel -What is Hypnotherapy?

Within the subconscious unconscious mind resides our imagination, emotions, memories, our automatic body responses, habit patterns, and our most deeply held beliefs about what and ourselves we believe are possible for us.

 

It is these deeply held patterns and beliefs that drive our decisions and shape our lives and the quality of our perceptions. When we desire to make a lasting, positive change in our lives, it is these subconscious patterns that we must change.

Hypnotherapy is a safe, proven, and effective tool for directly accessing the power or the subconscious mind.
As with the majority of the healing arts and sciences, the practice of Hypnotherapy has evolved and changed over the course of its lengthy history.

 

Hypnosis is a trance state characterised by increased suggestibility, relaxation and heightened imagination. It is a normal state that most people experience on a regular basis, such as when daydreaming or when “losing yourself” in a book or movie.  Just as when daydreaming or being absorbed by what you are reading, you are fully conscious, but you tune out most of the stimuli around you.  This gives you the ability to focus on the problem at hand, to the near exclusion of any other thought.

Another definition of hypnotherapy is using hypnosis in a therapeutic environment to help clients effect a meaningful change in their lives. While it might resemble sleep, hypnosis is not sleep or relaxation, but it does create a state of deep relaxation and heightened, focused awareness in which mental stress and physical tension are greatly reduced and the subconscious mind can accept suggestions for change. In hypnosis, the mind is more receptive to the process of change. The hypnotherapist and client work together as a team to achieve the goal of resolving the client’s specific needs.

What is Hypnosis?

For thousands of years, man has recognized the power of hypnosis to enhance learning, heal emotional scars, improve performance, change habits and speed the healing process. Hypnosis is defined as a natural, yet altered state of mind in which critical thinking is relaxed and selective thinking is maintained.  In other words, it’s a state of deep relaxation and very focused attention. In this state your mind (particularly your subconscious and unconscious mind) is more open and responsive to positive suggestions.

Hypnosis is a natural and pleasant state of the human mind. It involves focused attention: concentration on an object, an idea or an activity with full involvement, while attention to anything else is temporarily suspended. We can experience this “trance-like” state in everyday living, for example: becoming totally involved watching a movie or a sports game, driving on a familiar route where you do not quite remember part of the journey, waking minutes before an alarm clock on a significant day, daydreaming, reading an absorbing book, noticing a smell or hearing a song which takes you back in time reminding you of an event which has been stored in your memory. Hypnosis is a relaxed state of mind where one can indeed focus on an idea, an aspect of one’s life, a dilemma or a challenge. It is used by sports people and corporate management for motivation, in advertising to attract you to certain ideas, by public speakers and politicians to captivate their audiences and by many therapists to effectively change or improve many aspects of people’s lives.

 

What is Hypnotherapy & How Does it Work?

Simply put, it is therapy under hypnosis. During hypnosis, the body and conscious mind are in a relaxed, natural state, while the subconscious mind remains awake and receptive to suggestion. Hypnosis is an education-communication process to a person’s mind that allows his/her conscious and subconscious minds to believe the same message. Hypnotic suggestions bypass the intellectual mind, called the “conscious”, and zero in on the subconscious. When given a new suggestion that is within the bounds of a person’s belief system and moral orientation, the subconscious mind accepts it literally as a new reality. The ability to re-program emotional attitudes and reactions is a latent talent within every human being. Hypnosis is the most functional and reasonable way to build new behaviors, create new patterns and find alternate ways of dealing with situations, thereby enforcing positive changed and restoring well-being of mind and body.

 

What Can Hypnosis is used for?
Releasing and managing stress, anxiety, panic or depression

Learning or increasing relaxation

Controlling pain of all kinds – learning self-hypnosis is a large part of this

Giving up habits like smoking, alcohol, drugs, gambling, nail biting, grinding teeth etc

Weight changes – slimming, increasing or body shaping

Overcoming sleep difficulties or insomnia

Overcoming fears and phobias like heights, elevators, water, needles, insects etc

Developing self-esteem and / or self-confidence

Changing unwanted repeated behavioral patterns

Memory improvement & concentration (including exam preparation)

Expressing, releasing and managing emotions such as anger

Healing physical, mental or sexual abuse

Grieving and loss

Healing past traumas or hurts

Increasing motivation

Improving physical health

Pre / Post surgical and dental procedures

Obstetrics preparation and training

 
Why Hypnotherapy

Because it is effective, powerful and it works. It also works faster than other modes of therapy as it directly deals with the subconscious and unconscious mind.

What Can I Expect in a Typical Session?
When you schedule a session,  I will collect some basic information and historical information.  Sessions are private and completely confidential. We’ll explore your hopes, dreams, and concerns prior to using any techniques or exercises.

 My focus is on creating a comfortable and safe space for change to occur. Depending on your desires,  I will guide you through creative visualization, breath work, manifesting, relaxation, or parts therapy.

 Sometimes, age regression, past life and future life visualization techniques are used to tap into the subconscious to rewrite past negative habits and self-communication and create healthier behaviors. Because the subconscious does not understand the difference between reality and what we call imagination, these techniques can be designed for optimum outcome.


I am ready to change my life! How can I get started?

 The mere fact that you are visiting this web site says you are ready for a change. Your next step will be to call and/or email me to set up a brief phone consultation.

 

Based on that initial conversation, we will know if we are a good fit for each other and will develop a plan to get you started.