How Hypnosis Works

Sometimes people who are interested in pursuing hypnotherapy to make life changes question if they could really be hypnotized. But the truth is that the hypnotic state is something we drift in and out of all the time.

What that means is that anytime you daydream or meditate, or get deeply engrossed in a movie or a creative project, you’re shifting into a hypnotic-like state. This also happens when you get wrapped up in your emotions or perform some habitual ritual without really thinking about it.

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Brain Waves

At these times, we’re shifting from our conscious mind (a beta state) to our subconscious mind (the alpha state, which is the same as that accessed by hypnosis).

Beta is in the brain wave frequency range ranging from 12.5 and 30 hertz, while alpha is in the range of 7.5 to 12.5 hertz. The other two states are theta (deeply relaxed, just before or during sleep) and delta (deep sleep).

During our waking hours, we’re constantly shifting between the beta and alpha states. That transition often happens when you drive. You may arrive home and realize you remember nothing about the last five miles. You were simply on autopilot.

Already Hypnotized

Because you easily spend at least 50 percent of your day in this alpha state, the truth is that you’ve already spent at least half your life in what equates to a hypnotic state.

The question is not whether you can be hypnotized. It’s whether you’re willing to be re-hypnotized to correct a lot of bad programming that’s been stored for too long in your subconscious mind.

Anyone can benefit from hypnosis as long as they have the ability and willingness to learn.

How Our Mind Works

Self TalkShifting our thinking is crucial to changing our lives. Did you know that most people have more than 60,000 thoughts a day?

Well, about 95 percent of these thoughts (about ourselves, others, and the world) are the same as the ones we had yesterday, and the day before that, and the day before that. Then, we wonder why our lives don’t change.

You’ve probably heard the old saying that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Thanks to hypnotherapy, you can begin to learn some new options.

A lot of repetitive self talk – such as “I never start what I finish” or “Nobody cares what I have to say“ – can seep deeply into your subconscious mind, becoming your reality over time. Such statements can become self-fulfilling prophesies, influencing how you behave and how others interact with you.

I will coach you on how your mind works and how you have choices about your thought process – and therefore what you create in your life. This article from my blog, “9 Things to Remember About Your Mind,” is a good primer.

“Hypnosis has helped a lot with my communication problems. I’ve been much better at catching myself when I fall into old patterns and creating new ways to think.” – Erin C.

Conscious Versus Subconscious

The adult-like conscious mind (10 percent of our brain power) is logical and analytical, focused on thinking, decision-making, and word choice. Meanwhile, the subconscious is the home of our autonomic nervous system (all of the body functions that run without conscious thought) as well as the space for our memories, creativity, habits/reactions, and emotions/feelings.

While the subconscious mind is very powerful (about 90 percent of your overall brain power), it’s also very vulnerable. It’s like a two-year-old in that it doesn’t always understand right from wrong, reality from fiction, or the difference between the past, present and future.

That’s why, through the course of your life, you’ve probably absorbed a lot of incorrect, unbeneficial beliefs about yourself, the world, and your place in it. We’ve all been programmed by our childhoods, society, and environment.

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Nurture Your Inner Child

Because our subconscious mind is such a vulnerable two-year-old, we’re literally hypnotizing ourselves all the time. So next time you catch yourself engaging in negative self talk, remind yourself, “If I wouldn’t say this to a two-year-old, I don’t deserve to say it to myself.”

Stop abusing the inner child inside your subconscious, and start nurturing yourself. Through hypnotherapy, you can truly begin the process of positive inner change.

High Success Rate

Since graduating from Hypnosis Institute International in 2008 (and undertaking ongoing additional training), I have gained extensive experience and enjoyed considerable success working with hypnotherapy clients on numerous issues, such as:

  • Becoming a non-smoker (see link for additional perspective)
  • Building self confidence
  • Increasing communication ability
  • Losing weight
  • Managing anxiety
  • Heightening attention and focus
  • Increasing creativity
  • Improving sales performance
  • Freedom from phobias
  • Planning/acting instead of procrastinating
  • Overcoming test anxiety

Act Now

Most issues can be helped in one to five sessions. Now you that better understand how hypnosis works, please advantage of your free consultation and contact me today. Let’s start discussing your great potential.

You can reach me at 404-444-6924 or brad@wellspringreiki.com.

Amount: Each 90-minute session is a $125 investment in your future.  You can provide cash, check, or debit/credit (Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover). Or you can use the PayPal link below.




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