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Hypnosis is a relaxing, naturally occurring state of mind which happens to us every day. Each time we read a captivating novel,float off in a daydream or see an engrossing movie we are in a natural state of hypnosis

For thousands of years people have recognized the power of hypnosis to enhance learning, heal emotional scars, improve performance, change habits and speed the healing process.

Science is only now beginning to understand the awesome power the unconscious mind wields. It wasn’t until 1958 that the American Medical Association recognized hypnosis as a valid therapeutic tool. The medical field is also beginning to recognize the major role “psychological” factors play in illness and healing.


Why is change sometimes difficult? Because most habits, beliefs and attitudes are maintained and stored in the unconscious mind – and most people are trying to change consciously! Hypnosis is direct unconscious communication.

Think of it this way. Your conscious mind is like the desk clerk at a hotel and your unconscious is like the manager in the back office. The clerk and the manager may or may not have the same goals or ideas about what to do, how to act or even what is important about running the hotel. They may not even communicate very often. When you attempt to change with your conscious resources you are trying to change without the manager’s approval! That’s why often, after a time, you’ll notice yourself back in your old behavior. Have you ever had the experience of making up your mind to do something and then later found yourself in your old patterns…..? Well, you didn’t get the manager on your side did you?

On top of it all, the manager is an incredible creative genius but has a mind like a three-year-old in some ways. Logic is not fully developed (that is why you sometimes do things that you know don’t make sense) and emotion has a lot of impact. The unconscious communicates differently than the conscious mind – so you just can’t tell it what to do in the regular way and expect to get the results you want. The unconscious doesn’t update it’s ideas and concepts as readily as we’d like and sometimes the conclusions it reaches are not healthy (i.e. eating = safety).

Your unconscious is the best learning machine that has ever existed. If instructed properly healthier, more productive patterns, ideas, beliefs, attitudes and actions result.


During hypnotism, direct communication with your unconscious mind can be established. In a hypnotic trance, if we are guided properly, our minds and bodies are able to accept change much more readily.

In hypnosis you are in control. The hypnotist is merely the guide who leads you through this comfortable, inspiring experience. The door is open to the abilities and resources of the ultra-powerful unconscious mind. Your conscious mind is just the surface …

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