Posted October 15, 2017 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

No Hype in Hypnosis

Debra’s Wellness Tips

Hypnosis isn’t the exception. It’s the rule.
~Richard Bandler

Western thought has long valued the rational over the intuitive and the conscious over the sub-, un- or other-than-conscious. Even if you are aware of the power of hypnosis to help you overcome limitations and develop new skills and behavioral strategies quickly and easily, the chances are that you still like to have the sense that your rational, conscious mind is in control.

You probably grew up watching movies featuring evil hypnotists taking advantage of unsuspecting women and stage hypnotists asking those who were hypnotized to bark like dogs and squawk like chickens. You may still have that impression of hypnosis, or you may already be familiar with the value of the varieties of “trance experience.”

The above paragraphs are the opening of a page about hypnosis on the Subtle Communication Systems website. If it is difficult to remember, you can always get to by just putting in my name: Once there, you can also sign up for the Beyond Mastery Newsletter and/or our blogs.

But don’t just take my word for it. The news is full of articles extolling the benefits of hypnosis, such as NBC’s Tummy Troubles? Hypnosis Might Be the Answer:

Hypnosis uses progressive relaxation techniques through suggestions of calming imagery and sensations. Patients are able to concentrate on improving their symptoms which often range from abdominal pain and constipation to diarrhea and bloating. For the therapy to be effective it takes a series of eight or more visits and some homework is required of the patient, like listening to tapes at home. The treatment is covered by most insurance plans and cost for each visit ranges between $100 and $150.

Contrary to many popular portrayals on television and in fiction, a clinical hypnotherapist does not have mind-control over the hypnotized patient. The patient is usually aware of what is happening and their surroundings, both during and after a hypnosis session. A session can be offered in-person and remotely, via a service called telemedicine.

This week, although I am not able to take insurance, phone or text (269) 921-2217 if you are interested in a hypnosis session, in person in St. Joseph or Kalamazoo, or over the phone. Telemedicine is very good medicine….

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