What is Hypnosis?
I have trained in Rapid Transformational Therapy techniques, completing the online certification program, but I have not remained current as a member. I am currently enrolled in Mike Mandel Hypnosis Academy (MMHA) to learn additional techniques. Marisa Peer, creator of RTT, is an award winning UK psychologist and voted Britain’s best therapist. She has been using hypnotherapy to help thousands of people over the course of the last 30+ years and she developed her own method to get straight to the core of each person’s issues. I love her no nonsense and cut to the chase approach because I’ve always been about efficiency and refining processes. One hypnosis session can create huge shifts in a person’s subconscious programming to facilitate immediate changes in their lives. Instead of years of talk therapy that keep a person feeling stuck, hypnosis gets directly to the root experiences that have created limiting beliefs within the subconscious mind and allows the client to realize why they have been doing the things they do and frees them from repeating the cycle by changing the subconscious program and eliminating the old belief.
Marisa says that first you make your beliefs and then your beliefs make you. This is very much in line with what I’ve learned about healing on the quantum level from Joe Dispenza and Bruce Lipton, both have combined scientific explanation with spirituality to explain how to create healing within the body and changes in your life. Your thoughts create your feelings and your feelings lead to your behaviors. If you change your thoughts, you change everything.
We live our lives primarily from programming in our subconscious minds. Only 5% of our behavior is from the conscious mind and the other 95% is completely subconscious. We are mostly on auto-pilot day after day. If you want to change something in your life, you first have to change the way you think by becoming conscious of your thoughts. I learned this 16 years ago when I made the decision to become a thinner, fitter, healthier person. I came to the understanding back then that I had to think of myself in a completely different way to become the person I wanted to be and once I was able to shift my thinking, it was easy to lose the weight. Unfortunately back then, I didn’t know anything about hypnosis so I had to use repetitive conscious thinking to change my subconscious programs and it took more time to completely shift away from that old mentality and keep the weight off for good.
All of our core issues tend to go back to three main beliefs; I’m not enough, I’m different and unlovable, and what I want isn’t available to me. As a child, we go through the first 7 years learning by hypnosis, which is a state of suggestibility. As children, we learn through our emotional system, as opposed to using ration and logic. We spend much of our waking time in the theta state brain wave and learn things by watching, listening and interacting with those around us. We form beliefs from our experiences that create the way we perceive the world and directly contribute to our behaviors. Early childhood trauma interferes with the development of the prefrontal cortex of the brain where we process information in a logical manner.
Trauma is any external experience that a person is unable to process internally. Developmental/attachment trauma causes a separation from ourselves. Trauma is not really about the experience itself, but the perception of it and the beliefs created from it. Because children don’t have the ability at an early age to logically process information because the prefrontal cortex is still developing, even seemingly small experiences can be traumatic and cause lifelong beliefs and interfere with living their most productive lives as adults. Attachment trauma is prevalent in the population with estimates of 50% of people experiencing insecure attachment as children, which contributes to an overall feeling of insecurity, anxiety and fear into adulthood. Childhood trauma has dramatic affects on adult health as emotional blockages lead to physical disorders and dis-eases, as well as addictions.
Hypnosis is the process of moving the client out of the critical thinking mind into the subconscious mind. It is simply a deep relaxation and a “sleep” of the nervous system in which the client relaxes and enters into a slower brain wave pattern, allowing changes to be made more quickly and easily. In hypnosis, the client moves more into the emotional parts of the brain where memory is stored while still being aware of the surroundings and remaining in full control of decision making. By processing the emotions and eliminating the old beliefs and replacing them with new positive suggestions, you begin to create the changes you desire.
Hypnosis is useful for nearly every issue you can imagine and it allows for rapid changes in mental/emotional states. Clients leave feeling better than when they came in and realize long term change. Hypnosis can help you create a happier life that you love to live as you begin to thrive instead of just survive!