Benefits of Hypnosis

"Why Is Hypnosis So Effective?"

Quite simply…hypnosis anchors into your subconscious mind new positive beliefs and behaviors.  Positive beliefs strengthen the healthier part of your subconscious mind. Without having this positive belief, the negative behaviors resist your efforts to change. Realize that you don’t have to endlessly struggle against old habits and beliefs, you simply focus on creating more powerful, positive ones.

Positive hypnosis is a special approach that helps you overcome negative behaviors and change your life today.

Hypnosis is relaxing, safe and life-changing. Experience your positive, authentic self more and more as these new powerful beliefs fill you with focus, motivation and joy.  Learn how easy it is to bring significant changes into your daily life.

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 Hypnotherapy is a positive, future-focused therapy

The Benefits of Hypnosis are reviewed on this Video

Hypnosis is a state of focused attention that by definition allows access to the subconscious mind

In this state, your subconscious mind believes what it hears and imagines.  You naturally begin to overwrite the negative habit patterns of the past.  When you think and focus upon new, positive beliefs and a better future, you support the new patterns that hypnosis helps to anchor within your subconscious mind.  It creates a powerful ally in your subconscious mind that no longer sabotages your life.  Instead, the inner conflict diminishes as you continually focus upon what it is you do want now.  Positive Hypnosis helps you to break free.

Are you still mystified by hypnosis?

 

There are many misconceptions, myths and downright lies about hypnosis.  Let's review the three Myths of hypnosis…

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Myth #1

I might lose all control during hypnosis or tell secrets or do something crazy.” Hypnosis and mind control are often confused, for loss of control is perhaps the greatest fear of hypnosis.  The truth is you don’t say anything during the hypnosis sessions, you simply listen, relax and drift into a calm and peaceful state of mind and body.  This myth results from watching stage shows where the people do all kinds of crazy things.  Even those on stage have to be willing to allow the hypnotist to give them wild and crazy suggestions.  No hypnotist can make you do anything you don’t want to do!"

Myth #2

“I won’t hear what’s being said.” The truth is that you hear everything that’s being said, unless you choose to relax so much that you drift into a deeper state of mind and body.  And we record the session, so you’ll be able to hear it all later anyway.

Myth #3

“I can’t be hypnotized because I’m too strong-willed.” In reality everyone can be hypnotized, but some may not let it happen.  If you are open-minded, it’s an easy process.  Remember, we can’t make you do anything you don’t want to do.  All we need is the agreement with your conscious mind to work together to achieve results, but when your conscious mind resists out of fear then you aren’t hypnotized.  We review hypnosis before the first session  so that your fears are dispelled.   When you learn the truth about hypnosis you relax and begin to achieve your dreams.  Why would you want to control the hypnosis mind?  You could resist out of fear and ignorance, but why would you want to?

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David Greenwood helped me break free of many self sabotaging behaviors & patterns. Since working with David, my career has flourished, Prosperity, Abundance & good health are part of my daily mind set....."You truly are what you think about" I have known David for over 2 years both as a client and a coworker. As a client David has helped me achieve person goals such as weight loss, building a successful business and eliminating self sabotage.

As a coworker I have seen many of David's clients who have been extremely satisfied with the results they have achieved through their sessions with him.

Thank You David for helping me see that "Anything is Possible"

    Holly C.
    Folsom, CA

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Scientists are reporting that hypnosis makes people literally see what they believe by affecting the way their brains function.

Volunteers who had their brains scanned while under hypnosis showed they were not merely doing what they were told.  The scans revealed that when they were asked to see non-existent colors, they really saw them.  In the tests by the University of California a burst of activity was seen in the part of their brain responsible for perceiving color.  “There has been a whole argument that hypnosis is just an exaggerated form of social compliance – in other words, people just telling you what you want to hear.”  The research team is now looking at how hypnosis can prevent pain.  Read more about it at Hypnosis Articles or scan over 99 pages of research at More Articles.

So why use hypnosis?  Whether you wish to lose weight, stop smoking or improve self confidence, you will find that hypnosis is a powerful ally to help you achieve your goals of feeling empowered, successful and healthier.  You have the option of experiencing relaxing Bellevue Hypnosis Sessions in our office or using our Hypnosis CDs and Hypnosis MP3s at home.

Hypnosis Helps You Believe It to See It!

 So Ask Yourself These Three Important Questions

  1. How motivated are you to change your life?
  2. What’s keeping you from achieving your dreams?
  3. How will your life change when you remove barriers and reach your goals?
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What will it take for you to try hypnosis and redirect your focus toward what it is you do want now?

Are you ready to wave a realistic Magic Wand?

Seriously, consider what it would be worth to you.  Too often we devalue our own dreams or focus just upon the needs of others.  Think about how your life and those around you will improve when you make these significant changes.  What is the cost of your unfulfilled promises and potential?  Isn’t acquiring the means to fulfill your dreams worth a limited investment of your time and energy?

Of course it is.  There is no more important investment than that which we make in ourselves and our loved ones.  Learn how hypnosis is a valuable asset in your efforts to become healthier. 

Some of the Reasons Why People Seek out Hypnosis Sessions Are:

Learn more about our various Programs by visiting this page:  Hypnosis Programs

How do Hypnosis CD and Hypnosis MP3 audios help you reinforce the positive suggestions?

Your Bellevue hypnotherapy sessions are recorded as audio programs for your use at-home.  With repeated listening the constant positive suggestions naturally establish new positive behaviors and habits within your subconscious mind. 

How long do you need to listen to them?

Everyone is unique, but the new thoughts and desires begin to manifest into your conscious mind during the first few weeks after listening to the sessions.  It is advised that you listen to an audio session every day until new habits are firmly established as new behaviors.  This could be two, four or eight weeks.  The key is to be consistent, to listen to a session at least once a day.

What’s the experience like?

It’s as if you were watching a movie in your mind or listening to an audio book.  As you picture, imagine, and experience yourself doing what you hear you begin to feel more confident and learn to direct your attention in a more positive direction.  Each audio session focuses upon specific issues and behaviors.

Still Want to Learn More?

Hypnosis for Passing the Bar Exam

Hypnosis is one of the most misunderstood (and effective!) tools for self-change available in the world today.  When you say “hypnosis,” most people think of magic shows, funny stage acts, and possibly even witchcraft.  Freud actually experimented with hypnosis, but was such a poor hypnotist that he abandoned it for other techniques such as free association and dream analysis that later proved to be of lesser value.

Frankly, the benefits of hypnosis are so much more

Hypnosis is simply this: a relaxed state of focused attention that allows you to access your subconscious mind to control and change mental, emotional and physiological patterns.  These can’t be changed with the everyday awareness and will-power of your conscious mind. 

The use of hypnosis to treat emotional issues (also called “hypnotherapy”) has been around for more than half a century. In fact, the British Medical Association approved the use of hypnotherapy in 1955. The American Medical Association approved its use in 1958.

Major medical associations have approved the use of hypnosis, and hear what others have to say….

 

The Benefits have not been lost on Mainstream Media

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Newsweek - Hypnosis can help. A growing body of research supports the ancient practice as an effective toolin the treatment of a variety of problems, from anxiety to chronic pain.

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WEBWATCH - Hypnosis can help adult patients control other forms of pain, relieve gastrointestinal problems, stimulate weight loss, clear up skin problems, and accelerate the healing of bone fractures and surgical wounds.

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 WebMD - Hypnosis is merely a tool – a technique to tap into the subconscious.  Hypnosis is a state of concentration and focused attention.  With it the mind can be more powerful.  You simply have slipped into your subconscious.  the American Psychological Association has endorsed hypnosis for a number of years.  In 1995, the National Institutes of Health announced its support for hypnosis for cancer pain and other pain conditions.  Research from Harvard Medical  School and other institutions is showing evidence that hypnosis is indeed a process of mind over body.

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BusinessWeek - Hypnosis has gained credibility in the past five years because of research using the latest brain imaging technology.  Studies show hypnosis can help treat a multitude of disorders.

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OPRAH Hypnosis can actually help you lose weight.

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Clinical Studies Indicate that Hypnosis Increases Weight Loss By 146%

Numerous clinical studies have shown that hypnosis is amazingly effective in helping folks lose weight:

  • In a 9-week study of two weight management groups (one using hypnosis and one not using hypnosis), the hypnosis group continued to get results in the two-year follow-up, while the non-hypnosis group showed no further results (Journal of Clinical Psychology, 1985).
  • In a study of 60 women separated into hypnosis versus non-hypnosis groups, the groups using hypnosis lost an average of 17 pounds, while the non-hypnosis group lost an average of only .5 pounds (Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1986).
  • In a meta-analysis, comparing the results of adding hypnosis to weight loss treatment across multiple studies showed that adding hypnosis increased weight loss by an average of 97% during treatment, and even more importantly increased the effectiveness POST TREATMENT by over 146%. This shows that hypnosis works even better over time (Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1996).

The bottom line here is that when hypnosis sessions are added to various weight loss programs, the results are always better — more than 146% better over the long term! Hypnosis also helps you to stop smoking, feel more confident and so much more.

A study from the University of Connecticut suggests that long term results are better when hypnosis is part of the therapy package particularly if the patient is a believer in hypnosis.  Researchers analyzed 18 studies comparing a cognitive behavioral therapy, such as relaxation training, guided imagery, self monitoring or goal setting with the same therapy supplemented by hypnosis.  Those who received hypnosis lost more weight than 90 percent of the non-hypnosis patients and maintained the weight loss two years after treatment ended.

Still not convinced?

Read what other scientists have found out about hypnosis

Weight Loss
A study from the University of Connecticut analyzed 18 studies comparing a cognitive behavioral therapy, such as relaxation training, guided imagery, self monitoring or goal setting with the same therapy supplemented by hypnosis.  Those who received the hypnosis lost more weight than 90 percent of the non hypnosis, and maintained the weight loss two years after treatment ended.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome
A British study of 18 adults with IBS published in The Lancet found that hypnosis “strikingly” reduced colonic motility, thus decreasing diarrhea and cramping (July 11, 1992).

Erectile Dysfunction
In a controlled study of 79 men with impotence from no known organic cause, only hypnosis proved more effective than a placebo, boosting sexual function by 80 percent (British Journal of Urology, February 1996).

Self-Hypnosis Can Cut Stress and Boost Your Immune System
A number of studies have suggested stress can hinder the body’s immune system defenses. Now researchers say people may be able to fight back with the stress-relieving techniques of self-hypnosis.  Researchers looked at 33 medical and dental students during relatively low-stress periods and around the time of the first major exam of the term. The investigators found that during exam time, the self-hypnosis students launched stronger immune responses compared with students who did not learn the technique. And the more often students practiced the relaxation strategy, the stronger their immune response. (Read in “Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2001, v. 69.)

Relax and live longer
Patients with Hodgkin’s disease or non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma live longer if they receive relaxation and hypnotherapy treatment along with standard chemotherapy. Leslie Walker of Hull University studied 63 patients with newly diagnosed cancers, all of whom were receiving chemotherapy and standard anti-nausea drugs. “We found that the patients who had received relaxation or relaxation and hypnotherapy lived significantly longer,” he says.

Hypnosis & Bone Fracture
The Harvard Medical School conducted research on the use of hypnosis to enhance physical healing. The hypnosis group had individual hypnotic sessions and listened to audio tapes designed to increase bone healing. The results showed a faster healing for the hypnosis group.  The hypnosis group also had better mobility and used less pain killers. (Read in “Alternative Therapy Health Medicine, March, 1999, pp.67-75,  by C. Ginandes and S. Rosenthal.)

Experts Urge the Inclusion of Hypnosis and Biofeedback in the Medical Treatment of Chronic Pain and Insomnia
An expert panel assembled by the National Institutes of Health has announced their finding that the use of hypnosis, biofeedback, meditation, and other behavioral therapies should be used more widely for the treatment of chronic pain and insomnia. Further, the panel said those therapies should be reimbursed bv health insurance along with standard medical care.

Preparing for Surgery
A controlled study of 32 coronary bypass patients showed that those taught self-hypnosis pre-operatively were more relaxed after surgery and had less need for pain medication (Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery, February 1997).

Pain
A review panel appointed by the National Institutes of Health found “strong evidence” for the use of hypnosis in alleviating pain associated with cancer (Journal of the American Medical Association, July 24-31, 1996).

Want more?  Read Hypnosis Articles about hypnosis or review the equivalent of over 99 pages of research here at More Studies!

So call 425-698-3001 when you are ready for your free consultation, or click on the link below to schedule this free session online.

 

Remember, clients use hypnosis to help you to also…

  • Ease Grief
  • Driving without Fear
  • Learn to Relax
  • Reduce Pain
  • Transform Anger
  • Increase Test Taking Abilities
  • Pass the Bar Exam
  • Improve Public Speaking
        and more……
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“I want to feel more confident”

”I’m tired of diets that don’t work”

”I don’t like feeling out of control”

”I’m tired of having no energy”

”I want a happier, more fulfilling life”

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