What is hypnosis
According to an official U.S. Department of Education definition, hypnosis is the bypass of the critical faculty and the acceptance of acceptable, selective thinking. (Scroll to end for videos of interest.)
So what does that mean? Simply, it means that you accept as truth something you see, hear, read or sense without questioning it. Normally, your conscious mind has an invisible censor—called the critical faculty—whose job is to screen all incoming data and decide whether to accept it or not. In hypnosis, you agree to let the censor take a break and allow acceptable suggestions to pass into the subconscious mind where they are written onto your “hard drive”—your permanent memory.
If any suggestions were unacceptable to you...much less unethical... your censor would return from break in a millisecond and bounce that suggestion right out. So, you are in complete control during a hypnosis session. In fact you are more mentally alert than normal... even though your body may be very relaxed. And you must like the suggestion and know it will work for you before it makes a dent in your subconscious programming. But when it does, it can change your life for the better.
That’s because your subconscious mind controls most of your behavior. Your conscious mind, on the other hand, operates your willpower. If your subconscious programming doesn’t agree with what you think you want, guess which one prevails? Just think of all your failed New Year’s resolutions, and you’ll begin to realize that your willpower is no match for your subconscious programming. That’s why reprogramming through hypnosis can shift life-long habits. Children ...especially those under age10...respond faster to positive suggestions because their programming is far less etched into their subconcsious minds.
If you think you have never been hypnotized...think again. Hypnosis happens all the time without you’re realizing it...for example, when you’re “vegging out” in front of the TV with your conscious mind on autopilot. And your subconscious mind is far more receptive if the content of the program is emotional. TV programming, including fear-based news reports, and political or religious speeches are just a few examples of “waking hypnosis” in your life. By contrast, when you come to me or another certified hypnotist, you knowingly agree to be hypnotized.
That's standard hypnosis. However, most of our issues are deep seated and require more advanced techniques that I use regularly.
How do these techniques differ from standard hypnosis?
These advanced techniques—including regression therapy, Time Line TherapyTM and Ultra Height—help you find and release any subconscious resistance to change. So they enable more profound changes in your programming that drives unwanted behavior or lowers self-esteem or limits your success and happiness. They can also reverse chronic disease, allergies...even cancer...and erase fears, phobias and other emotions that keep you from living life to the fullest.
From the time you were born until around age 5 to 7, you were hypnotized by older family members, relatives, teachers...just about anybody who knew more than you. That’s because you didn’t have enough knowledge on your hard drive to question their input. Your critical faculty hadn’t developed yet. And their input came in any number of ways ... from their behavior, their body language and their facial expressions as well as from their words. It’s how you learned to perceive yourself and the world around you.
With advanced techniques you can retrieve anything you have ever seen, heard, read or sensed ... all the way back to the womb. I can help you locate the first time you adopted a limiting belief and perceive it through the eyes of your older, wiser self. This enables you to let go of the old feelings connected to those events ... anger, guilt, fear, hurt ... that still affect you negatively so many years later. When these steps are complete, your subconscious is far more receptive to positive, supportive suggestion ... and your stress level drops markedly.
Each person is different and will respond better to one technique than another. I will always choose the one(s) that my experience tells me will produce the best results for you in the easiest manner and the shortest time. And I will never let any harm come to you.
— Judy McBride, BCH