hypnosis, hypnotherapy, psychotherapy, stage hypnosis, mynd.worksAfter assessing my recent survey, I thought it best to give my clearest interpretation as to what it is that I do and how it compares or contrasts with Stage hypnosis.

It is important to understand the difference between stage hypnosis performed in a club or at a party as and clinical hypnosis induced in a private office setting.

Stage hypnosis is a form of entertainment that seeks to amuse an audience by directing willing participants to engage in sometimes silly behaviour or stunts under the direction of a stage hypnotist.

Frequently, the subjects have been drinking, and eagerly volunteer to be part of the show as a way to ham it up in front of others. Unfortunately, stage hypnosis, often seen as humiliating its subjects to get a laugh, has undermined the credibility and therapeutic benefits of clinical hypnosis.

In contrast, clinical hypnosis is a widely practised, extensively researched and highly successful form of brief-term therapy for treating a vast array of psychological, emotional, physical, and spiritual problems.

It is a private, one-on-one, collaborative and interactive therapeutic process that takes place in a safe, comfortable, controlled office setting. During each session, the client enters a natural state of focused relaxation and calm, intentionally induced for therapeutic purposes.

Through directed dialogue and the application of various hypnotic suggestions and techniques, the client learns to move beyond their fears and limitations to achieve their specific goals for lasting self-improvement.

Specific to my own sessions:

During your first session, I assess your suggestibility (i.e. your primary mode for interpreting what you’re told) and then, based on that assessment, I provide a series of induction and deepening techniques to condition your mind to go into a hypnotic relaxation and to intensify that state.

I also issue post-hypnotic suggestions to enable you to go under more easily on subsequent occasions.

Once under, your body de-stresses, recharges, and achieves restfulness. At the same time, your mind becomes peaceful and calm, attaining heightened self-awareness and inward focus, expanded creativity and enhanced imagination. This is an ideal state for creating positive change.

The mind/body system cannot maintain contradictory states simultaneously. For example, you can’t be both angry and content at the same time. So once hypnosis is induced, negative emotional states dissolve as an overall sense of well-being and comfort replace them.

In this state, your subconscious mind, the seat of motivation, is highly receptive to the positive suggestions strongly implanted within it.

Working with a hypnotherapist is like working with a personal trainer for the mind.

While you derive great benefit from the techniques utilised during the actual sessions, the more often you practice what you learned in between sessions, using the audio MP3 I provide at no additional cost, the more quickly and dramatically you realise lasting results.

This is because your mind works according to the law of repetition.

Suggestions given to it repeatedly take deeper root and develop more fully and more quickly, creating new feelings, thoughts, attitudes, desires, and beliefs that replace the old ones.

What bubbles up to consciousness is a strong motivational drive to achieve your specific goals through consistent, positive action.

How about that for a description? If you wish to know more please contact me, I’d be more than happy to respond. Share if you know someone who’d benefit from reading this post.

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Richard Scott

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