What is hypnosis?

When discussion about hypnosis, there are usually some common questions addressed by my clients, questions which tend to appear more often than others.

 What is hypnosis?

The psychologists call it a” state of modified consciousness” and place it in the category of phenomena such as dreams or sleep. Putting aside the academic definition, hypnosis is a state commonly present during our daily life, very similar to daydreaming.

Will I sleep during the session?

The client is not asleep, but conscious and able to remember everything is happening. During the regressions we use a medium depth hypnosis, like the one in which we are walking on a very familiar road, and we don’t know exactly how we arrive at the end of the journey, being so absorbed by our inner thoughts.

Can I be hypnotized?

The biggest majority of people has the capacity of accessing these states, therefore can be hypnotized. It is, of course, important that the people want to be hypnotized.

Are there any risks with hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a safe process and, as already mentioned, almost all of us access this state on a daily basis. Certain risks might appear only if the hypnotherapists are not properly trained.

Are there any counterindications?

Yes, there are: certain psychological illnesses, pregnant women, epilepsy or cardiac issues, etc. I always check these aspects and in case we have such a situation, I always discuss it with the client in advance.

What is regressive hypnosis?

Regressive hypnosis is a therapeutic approach which can help us get information which is not accessible to the conscious mind, with the purpose of awareness and integration. During this process hypnosis works as an” entry gate” to certain memories or images provided by the subconscious mind, at the same time ensuring the state of self-focus necessary during the session.

Regression is a journey into one’s past: current life, experiences from the wound or even from past lives (for the ones who believe in this concept). The process works regardless if you believe or not in reincarnation, the unconscious mind bringing to the surface images or stories with a powerful healing power.

Here are some aspects which can be addressed with the help of regressive hypnosis:

  • overwhelming emotional problems: anger, fear, shame, guilt, sadness, etc.;

  • managing difficult emotions related to the loss of someone dear;
  • anxiety or panic attacks;
  • obsessive thoughts;
  • repetitive nightmares;
  • relationship issues at home or in the professional life;
  • phobias or obsessions;
  • difficulties in managing stress;
  • unexplainable physical symptoms, medically checked, but without a clear diagnosis.