I am a woman who likes to experience new and mind expanding things. If I read about something and it seems it might have a health benefit spiritually, emotionally, or physically, I am on it. SO, with that said I tried hypnosis. I had a tough year emotionally, and was still trying to put together my feelings, and keep a positive frame of mind. I needed help regaining confidence and letting go.
There is that thought we should always be intentional, and non reactive. Well sometimes, when life hands you a crap sandwich, it is hard to not react or not feel. I read and learned about the possible benefits of hypnosis. Wow, count me in.
- stop smoking
- improve self-esteem
- reduce stress
- sleep better
- ease pain
- ease symptoms of IBS
- quell hot flashes
- achieve life goals
- explore a repressed past
- weight loss
We all have seen those movies where a man stands with a watch waving in a persons face and says " You are getting sleepy.... very sleepy..." Cut scene, and you see a zombie like person who has no control over their thoughts, actions, and can only tell the truth. Maybe, that happens, I doubt it. My experience was much different.
I had found this special online for four hypnosis sessions for a really good deal. Apparently, the practitioner was trying to start his business in the area and wanted to connect to people. When I arrived at the place, I was greeted by a man named Jason. Jason is a hypnotherapist, and had a really friendly demeanor. He talked to me about my goals of hypnosis, and what it was about.
Jason said, most people can be hypnotized. He then took his hands asked me to follow them. I did and he said, yeah, your reflexes say you can be hypnotized. (YEAH!!!) He relayed that some people come for sleep issues, PTSD, smoking cessation, weight loss, and self esteem. Jason explained that hypnotherapy, is more effective than most talk therapy as it cuts through the ego, and conscious mind and goes right to the sub conscious where our imprints are. Change the imprint change the behaviors. Simple right?
We talked about my year, my struggles, and my desire to let go of things that do not serve me. He led me to the most comfortable chair EVER. I took off my shoes, and he gave me a blanket. I then put headphones on, and he sat next to me behind a computer. The lights went low and he began talking to me through the headset. It was not like a normal conversation. I could hear him of different levels through the headset. Like two different conversations at once. At first it was difficult, asI was trying to understand, eventually when I relaxed, it seemed both headphones synced. Perhaps they never synced, whatever it did, it didn't matter.
During my session Jason did what I can only describe as "guided meditation" with a kick. He said he was implanting positivity and unconditional self regard(WHO DOESN'T NEED THAT?). My hypnosis session was filled with forest imagery and long walks in calm places .(IN MY MIND). I walked on my journey to an abandoned house, that needed junk cleaned out of it. I cleaned it, and the place was lovely at the end. I think you get the picture. Very peaceful. very safe, and sometimes I feltlike I was floating. At the end of my peaceful session, we discussed my thoughts. He wrote notes and then gave me a copy of the session.
My homework for the next six weeks was to listen to my recorded meditation everyday, while relaxing, so it could really sink into my being. I did this happily, and returned for my remaining three sessions. I had a very good experience with hypnosis. I think the results were not immediate, but as I look back at my journey, I can see how it was positive, and healing experience. I feel like it really helped me, move past some tough things. It did turn me on to guided meditation as well. I have often thought about going back, just as I enjoyed my time there so much.