Hypnosis is a state of mind allowing direct communication with your unconscious. It is a perfectly natural state that most people enter spontaneously dozens of times each day, such as when reading, watching television or a movie, or simply daydreaming. While there are many different techniques for inducing a state of hypnosis, fundamentally they are all methods of interacting directly with your unconscious mind.
The unconscious mind is the part of you responsible for doing all the things you do not or can not think about doing consciously. It makes your heart beat and your lungs breathe. It does everything you have learned to do automatically (walking, talking, driving). It is your imagination, the repository of your memories, and the source of all your emotions. In a very real sense, your unconscious mind is who you really are.
Paradigm Hypnosis is not a medical practice, nor am I a psychologist or health service provider, therefore I do not diagnose, cure, or prescribe treatment for medical conditions or disorders. While I may be able to assist formal medical care by a licensed practitioner, such assistance will only be rendered with a doctor’s referral.
Hypnosis is not about “making you” do anything against your will. You remain in control during and after the session, which means that you must actively desire the change in order for me to help you achieve it.
Self-hypnosis is hypnosis that you perform on yourself. Some claim that all hypnosis is a form of self-hypnosis, with the hypnotist guiding you through the process. A certified hypnotist will typically have significantly more training and experience with hypnosis than a client, however the real difference is that self-hypnosis takes far more sessions and cannot resolve some issues. This is primarily because it is difficult for your conscious mind to bypass itself in order for you to communicate directly with your own unconscious mind. In short, you get in your own way.
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In short, no. My focus is squarely on individuals. While a client's requested change work may improve their relationships, my goal is to help the individual client reach their desired goals. Couples who seek therapy such as marriage counseling are encouraged to contact a professional who specializes in that work.
Stage and street hypnosis are popular forms of hypnosis-based entertainment intended for audiences of all sizes, performed on a “stage” or “on the street”. My specialty is focused change work, so I do not offer these services.