I use hypnosis not as a cure but as a means of
establishing a favorable climate in which to learn.
I am a licensed mental health counselor serving Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Boca Raton, & surrounding areas in Southeast Florida. For those unable to come to my office in Delray Beach, I offer telephone sessions.
How Does Hypnosis Work?
During hypnosis, your body relaxes and your thoughts become more focused. Like other relaxation techniques, hypnosis lowers blood pressure and heart rate, and changes certain types of brain wave activity. In this relaxed state, you will feel at ease physically yet fully awake mentally, and you may be highly responsive to suggestion. Your conscious mind becomes less alert and your subconscious mind becomes more focused.
There are several stages of hypnosis:
- Reframing the problem
- Becoming relaxed, then absorbed (deeply engaged in the words or images presented by a hypnotherapist)
- Dissociating (letting go of critical thoughts)
- Responding (complying with a hypnotherapist’s suggestions)
- Returning to usual awareness