What is hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a state of focused consciousness. Your
hypnotherapist will assist you in learning how to achieve
this state by guiding you into it.
Once this has been achieved, you will then receive
what are called hypnotic suggestions. These suggestions
will enable you to use the power of hypnosis in your
life and make the changes you desire.
Hypnosis is a tool that can help you just, like it
has helped millions of other people to take back control
of their lives.
Hypnosis can help you change old habits and to provide
you with motivation to do the things that you may have
been putting off.
Hypnosis has been sanctioned and used by the medical
community since 1958 to help patients overcome chronic
pain, create anesthesia, and heal psychogenic illnesses.
Hypnosis and self-hypnosis have been shown to be effective
in reducing stress and stress-related illnesses.
Hypnosis has also been shown to help mothers give birth
to their children with little or no pain.
Is hypnosis safe?
Hypnosis is safe. It is very similar to experiencing
a daydream. Usually you will feel relaxed when doing
hypnosis. Hypnosis in and of itself is a very pleasant
experience. It is a time to let go of the other thoughts
of the day and focus on the issues you came in to work
Scientist, medical professionals, psychologists and
hypnotherapists have been using hypnosis for over 200
years and no one has ever been hurt by simply going
What is hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is the applied use of hypnosis. Therapy
can be defined as anything that is done to move someone
toward health and wholeness. Thus, hypnotherapy is the
use of hypnosis to help you move toward health and wholeness.
Hypnotherapy is also used to help you reach goals when
nothing else has helped. See the back panel of this
brochure to see a list of uses for hypnotherapy.
Self-hypnosis may also be part of a good hypnotherapy
program. Ask your hypnotherapist if using self-hypnosis
is recommended to help you reach your goals.
Can I be hypnotized?
Of course you can! You already have been. It’s
easy to go into hypnosis and it is a normal state of
mind that everyone has already experienced. In fact,
hypnosis is such a normal state of mind; most people
usually don’t even realize that they are hypnotized.
Normal, everyday hypnosis occurs when you are driving
down the road and lose track of time, or, when you are
focusing on a book or television program and you don’t
even notice something that is going on around you.
When you come in for hypnosis, all you need to do is
to be able to follow the instructions of the hypnotherapist
and you can put the power of hypnosis to work for you.
Anyone of at least normal intelligence and the willingness
to follow instructions can experience hypnosis and use
it to improve his or her life. This includes children
Who will hypnotize me?
Your hypnotist or hypnotherapist is a highly qualified
professional. He or she is certified and registered
with the National Guild of Hypnotists, the Alliance
des Intervenants en Soins Naturels et Approches Corporelles
inc. and the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy
Your hypnotherapist is bound by professional ethics
and the laws of the province in which it is practiced.
In addition, your hypnotherapist has achieved extra
certification in the advanced hypnotherapy system called
5-PATH™ and Medical Hypnoanalysis. Rest assured
that he or she will treat you with respect, and that
your visits are completely confidential.
We suggest that you call and speak to us directly so
that you can learn more about hypnosis and hypnotherapy.
This will allow you to become more familiar with the
programs offered and allow us to answer your questions.
How does Hypnosis help people?
The ability to reprogram emotional attitudes and reactions
is a latent talent within every human being. Hypnosis
is the most functional and reasonable way to train lifelong
attitudes, rather than suffer a lifetime of emotional
accidents the conscious mind is unable to change.
Are members required to continue
Yes. Members are required to fulfill 30 continuing
education units each year. This allows for continued
growth and development of the hypnotherapist. It assures
the public that the certified member therapist is responding
to professional guidelines. Membership certificates
and cards note the date of renewal. This is another
help to the client in determining the most qualified