This type of hypnotherapy is the one most commonly practiced by clinical professionals. It is named after Dr. Milton H. Erickson, who was influential in the practice of clinical hypnosis that was gentle, permissive and respectful of patients.
A session lasts for one hour. Most people can expect to be able to change a behavior within three sessions.
Hypnosis is a natural state of mind that is somewhere between being awake and asleep. Have you ever driven a route that you are very familiar with, and not remembered the trip? Or, have you ever called someone on the phone and when the person answered, you forgot who or why you called? That momentary time in between is an example of being in a light Unintentionally Focused light trance. This is a similar state. Clinical hypnosis allows you to access your subconscious mind. This is the part of your brain that stores all of your memories. Hypnosis allows you to reprogram and release thought patterns and habits so that you can make desirable changes.
You are always in control. Hypnosis is relaxing and you are completely awake during the experience. The hypnotherapist guides you to a connection with your subconscious mind to help you with the changes that you want. Hypnosis can restore your freedom to make choices that you may not have had control over for many years.
Everyone experiences hypnotherapy in his or her own way. There is no right or wrong experience. One person may experience it as a deep and heavy restful feeling, while another may experience a light and floating sensation. Some people remember every word spoken by the therapist, and others allow their minds to drift. Some people remember the suggestions they hear, and others do not. Each person's experience is unique.
Most clients are able to make a change within three sessions.
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Yes! In fact nearly half of my clients are male. I see men for the same reasons I see women, smoking, weight loss, work issues, and relationship issues.
Clinical Hypnotherapy with Elizabeth Cessna, Board Certified Hypnotherapist, is $375 for three sessions.
Hypnosis cannot solve every problem. Even with hypnosis, it may be necessary for you to do some conscientious planning about the types of changes that you want to experience. Hypnosis is not a cure-all but a tool to help you achieve your goals. You must still take action to get results. Hypnosis is effective in most cases, but may not work for every person. The most important tool for your success through hypnotherapy is to have an absolute desire to change your behavior.