Introduction to Hypnotherapy

Written by admin_hypnoflow / December 20, 2023

What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis, in its essence, is a beautifully natural state of mind, one that can gracefully emerge on its own or be gently induced. It’s a sanctuary of extraordinary mental, physical, and emotional relaxation, where your awareness sharpens selectively, honing in on the deeper currents of your thoughts and feelings. As your body sinks into this serene relaxation, your mind awakens, becoming more alert and open, ready to embrace transformative insights and healing.

Known as “sleep healing” in ancient Greece and “mind cure” in the fourteenth through mid-nineteenth centuries, what we now call hypnosis has a long history of therapeutic use.

Andrew Weil, MD

This state of hypnosis, almost like a meditative dance, is where the magic of transformation begins. As your body drifts into a peaceful ease, a space is created for your mind to delve into areas previously untapped or unexplored. In this state, your subconscious becomes more accessible, allowing for a profound level of communication and understanding. It’s here, in this harmonious balance of relaxation and awareness, that we can gently reframe and reshape your perceptions, beliefs, and emotions. The beauty of hypnosis lies in its ability to facilitate deep, lasting change in a state that feels as natural as it is powerful, opening doors to new possibilities of thought and feeling.

How Hypnosis Works

Building an Emotional Connection

In the mesmerizing dance of hypnosis, the journey begins as the subject and the hypnotherapist forge a deep, emotional bond within the hypnotic state. This sacred space, enveloped in trust and understanding, paves the way for a journey of profound discovery and healing, where emotions and thoughts intertwine in a harmonious symphony.

Releasing and Rebuilding

As we delve deeper, the process transforms into an act of releasing antiquated beliefs and habits that no longer serve your path to wellness. Guided gently, you begin to embrace new, positive beliefs and habits, akin to seeds of change planted in the fertile soil of your mind, ready to blossom into transformative habits and perceptions.

Cultivating Positive Expectancy

At the heart of this transformative journey is the power of positive expectancy. It’s a beacon of hope and belief, illuminating the path to change. This expectancy is not just a thought but a resonating energy that prepares your mind and soul for the profound changes ahead, fostering an environment ripe for growth and renewal.

The Subconscious Response

And then, in the most magical part of our journey, your subconscious begins to dance to this new rhythm of thoughts and beliefs. It’s where the mental suggestions transform into physical responses, a testament to the mind’s incredible power to influence the body. This is the moment where the true power of hypnosis reveals itself – not just as a tool for change but as a gateway to a new way of being, thinking, and feeling, bridging the gap between the conscious desires and subconscious realities.

Signs of Hypnosis

  • Fluttering eyelids
  • Reddening of the eyes
  • Eyes rolling back
  • Increased tearing
  • Changes in breathing

What is a Hypnotherapist?

A hypnotherapist is a specialist recognized federally under the Health and Human Services department, possessing expertise in the art of hypnosis. This title is designated for those proficient in hypnosis, even though they may not hold a traditional medical license. Hypnotherapists skillfully utilize hypnosis as a therapeutic tool to facilitate healing across the emotional (heart), cognitive (mind), and physical (body) aspects of well-being. Additionally, this transformative practice of hypnosis is not confined to unlicensed specialists; it is also employed by licensed healthcare professionals, further validating its efficacy and significance in the broader spectrum of health and wellness.

Common Myths About Hypnosis

  • Myth: You can get anyone to do anything you want them to under hypnosis.
  • Myth: You will be completely unconscious in hypnosis. You won’t remember a thing.
  • Myth: A hypnotist can control your mind.
  • Myth: Churches frown on Clinical Hypnosis.
  • Myth: Clinical Hypnosis is the same as Stage Hypnosis and Spiritualism.

The Hypnotic Perspective on How Your Mind Works

All of your life experiences are stored in your subconscious mind. Your subconscious mind makes decisions from an emotional state based on the past. Thus, your past is controlling your present and future results in life!

Neurons that fire together wire together! Life experiences create actions that become habits- they are hardwired in the neural cell structure of our brains!

How is hypnosis different from the normal waking state?

  • Hypnosis works at the level of the subconscious mind
  • Hypnosis works at the level of the limbic system
  • The brain waves slow down in hypnosis
  • The conscious mind becomes an observer

Ways to Access the Subconscious

  • Activities where you limit your focus
  • Music
  • Movies
  • Athletics
  • Highway driving
  • Going to church
  • Other monotonous sounds
  • Listening to a speaker that touches you
  • Listening to a boring speaker
  • Trauma/Accidents
  • Fear
  • Tripping
  • Intense emotional event

What does hypnotherapy help?


  • Emotional release
  • Release trauma from the past
  • Overcome negative programming
  • Forgiveness of self and others
  • Healing your inner child
  • Increase patience
  • Create an inner conversation of self love, confidence, and self worth
  • Replace negative mind chatter with positive beliefs
  • Greif over death of a loved one


  • Release fears and/or phobias (spiders, rats, flying, heights, people, germs, terrorists, dogs, failure, etc…)
  • Improve public speaking ( yes, even if you already do Toastmasters!)
  • Learn faster
  • Retain more
  • Passing a test
  • Improved memory
  • Find lost keys, etc.
  • Release fears and/or phobias (spiders, rats, flying, heights, people, germs, terrorists, dogs, failure, etc…)
  • Improve public speaking ( yes, even if you already do Toastmasters!)
  • Learn faster
  • Retain more
  • Passing a test
  • Improved memory
  • Find lost keys, etc.


  • Deep relaxation
  • Quite Smoking
  • Addiction cessation
  • Weight Loss
  • Eating healthier
  • Exercise more often (and enjoy it more!)
  • Get into the zone in sports/ Improve game
  • Muscle memory
  • Healthy immune system
  • Healing the body
  • Skin problems
  • Digestive problems
  • Release stress
  • Breathing deeply
  • Sleep better at night
  • Stop Snoring
  • Anesthesia
  • Pain Management


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