Hypnosis and Interactive Guided Imagery
Hypnosis is a very powerful and beneficial therapeutic tool. It is an altered state of consciousness like meditation, prayer, and Yoga, but the difference is that in a hypnotic state you can take an active and positive role on making a change in the belief systems buried deep in your unconscious mind.
What is hypnosis? Hypnosis is a state of deep relaxation and single-pointed concentration. Therapeutic hypnosis is self-hypnosis, and no one can be induced into this hypnotic state against his or her will. You allow yourself to be guided into hypnosis and you remain in control at all times. You always know what is happening and you can come out at any time by opening your eyes.
Why Hypnosis, Imagery, Visualization, and Interactive Guided Imagery
Imagery is the natural language of the unconscious mind. It has been scientifically proven to have profound effects on the major regulatory systems of the body:
Autonomic Nervous System
What is Interactive Guided Imagery?
It is a unique therapeutic approach that accesses and utilizes the natural healing abilities inherent in all of us. Using processes of inner dialogue, guided imagery, and visualization, we can harness the healing power of the BodyMind connection. Imagery is also the most rapid available route to insight, self-awareness, transformation, healing and change.
How Does Guided Imagery and Hypnosis Work?
In a deeply relaxed state of consciousness, your busy mind can relax and allow your focus to move inward. Outside stimulus is ignored and the internal world becomes available, making possible the joining of imagination, the will, and the body. Through skilled guidance you are able to communicate with your deeper mind, discover what is needed, and experience having these needs met. This provides a powerful pathway of new understanding and change. Self healing is experienced at a deep cellular level. It is a journey of transformation.
"In general, I believe that no condition is out of bounds for trying hypnotherapy on."
Dr. Andrew Weil, Self-Healing Newsletter 6/99