What is Hypnotherapy? Does it work?

Hypnotherapy is the act of guiding someone into a trance state and then giving them suggestions for change. This state feels like:

  • A deep state of relaxation
  • Hyperfocus and concentration
  • Increased suggestibility

If that sounds commonplace, it’s because it is. Most of us go in and out of the trance state regularly. If you’ve ever zoned out on your daily commute, fell into a daydream while listening to music, or found yourself immersed in the world of a book or movie, you’ve been in the trance state.

The only difference between hypnotherapy and these everyday trance states is that, in hypnosis, I will induce the trance state and give your subconscious mind suggestions to make lasting and impactful change in your life.

It is often very difficult to make lasting changes such as altering habits, overcoming fears and releasing anxiety from a conscious state of mind. This explains why we fail on diets or can’t stick to an exercise routine. When our subconscious mind is programmed a certain way, one of the best tools to change that programming is through the same subconscious state it was created in. This is where hypnotherapy comes in.

The idea that hypnotists can take over the minds of their subjects and control their actions is, of course, an entirely media-driven myth. In the trance state, you control all of your actions, you can hear everything around you, and you cannot be forced to do anything against your will.

Hypnotherapy has been used to treat a wide range of conditions or unwanted behavior, such as:

• Weight loss
• Stress and anxiety
• Personal development
• Habit control
• Life transitions
• Health and wellness
• Fears and phobias
• Goal achievement
• Smoking cessation
• Self esteem

Why hire a Hypnotherapist?

The science behind hypnotherapy is just now beginning to catch up to reports of its beneficial nature. The scientific community is beginning to rave about the potential benefits of hypnosis and what it could do for patients who are looking for a new treatment option. Hypnosis could prove to be a valuable weapon in fighting a multitude issues. Most often, people approach life change through the conscious mind: through goal setting, self-help, counseling and coaching. Unfortunately these techniques don’t always work or have lasting changes. By addressing issues in the subconscious mind (which is 90% of your mind), changes can be more quickly achieved and last a lifetime. Essentially, you are reprogramming your software.

What to look for when finding a Hypnotherapist

Hypnotherapists, their methods, and the rates in which they achieve success vary by case. Hypnotherapy is a trust-based exercise that demands a great deal of immersion on the part of the client.

There are different avenues and levels of training for hypnotherapists. Some hypnotherapists will have undertaken quite extensive training but others may only have done quite short courses. Lisa Marini was trained at Hypnosis Motivational Institute, a Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy which has been in operation for 50 years. She received an extensive 300-hour training and is Certified through the high standards of the American Board of Hypnotherapy ABH-NLP.

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Yes, Hypnotherapy Sessions via phone or Zoom are just as effective as in-office sessions.

  • Available for those living locally or around the world
  • No fighting traffic – saves time and energy
  • All the benefits of Hypnotherapy while in the comfort of your own home
  • More discreet method of therapy for those whose privacy is of vital concern

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What is Brain Health Coaching?

As you can imagine, people often ask me “what is brain health coaching?” Brain health coaching is much like any sort of coaching – you engage an expert to assist you in improving something you do. People who want to be in better shape hire fitness coaches. People who want to improve their careers retain career coaches. People who want to improve their diets go to nutrition coaches.

This begs the question – why would someone need a brain coach? The short answer is, for everything. You see, everything we do as people starts with our brains. It is the one ingredient that is a part of everything we do – fitness, sports, career, relationships, health. It is impossible to find a single human activity or pursuit that doesn’t originate or at least involve our brains. Yet, so often we take this absolutely critical and necessary component of everything we do for granted.

The truth is our brains are not static. Our brains, like pretty much every other part of our body, can be altered. Strengthened. Nourished. Even healed. And the amazing thing is that the results we reap from improving and nourishing our brains are absolutely transformative. Think about it – your brain pretty much controls everything you and your body does. If you can improve the thing that controls it, everything else can improve too.

So how do you improve your brain? Great question! That’s what I’m here for. First and foremost, it begins with brain health. Feeding your brain the right fuel and giving it the right amount of rest and diversion is critical. Think of the brain like an engine. If you put bad fuel in it, run it for long period of time and never change the oil – how do you think that engine is going to work?