Why do celebrities like Matt Damon, Orlando Bloom, and Ellen DeGeneres love hypnosis? Why do Olympians and the world's greatest athletes, such as Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan, use hypnosis to give them a massive edge over their competition? Why do average people turn to hypnosis to create breakthroughs in their lives when all other methods have failed them? Below are six reasons why hypnosis is often the very best way to go!
1. It's Real.
Ask your opinionated neighbor down the street if they think hypnosis is real and you may get varying responses.
Ask someone who is properly educated, and it's a whole different story.
Hypnosis has been officially accepted by the medical community for over 60 years. But the truth is, hypnosis is a proven phenomenon with an even longer, and very well-documented, track record.
Take the case of Dr. James Esdaile, a Scottish field surgeon who lived during the 1800's and who successfully performed countless hundreds of surgical procedures--including limb amputations--using hypnosis as the only method of anesthesia.
What Esdaile accomplished in his day may seem a miracle. But today, all over the world, hypnosis is still being used on a regular basis as an incredibly effective pain management and therapeutic approach, in everything from phobia removal, to dental procedures, to 'hypno-birthing'.
Yep, hypnosis is REAL.
2. It Works.
Untold millions of people have experienced great success in using hypnosis to change their lives.
For example, the Washington School of Medicine reports that hypnosis was effective in helping 90.6% of smokers kick the habit.
Dr. Michael Yapko, a clinical psychologist and Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis says, "Hypnosis works and the empirical support is unequivocal in that regard. It really does help people."
3. It's Powerful.
The results that hypnosis can help a person achieve are often quite amazing. Sometimes, they even border on the miraculous. As a professional hypnotist, I can attest directly to this.
For example, I once helped a woman who had been brutally raped seven years before she came to see me. She had become a shadow of her former self and wanted to give hypnosis a try because she was reliving the original rape experience multiple times every night in her dreams.
Within just two sessions of hypnotherapy, we were able to permanently get rid of her horrible nightmares, once and for all. And, by the end of just six sessions, her life was moving in a completely new and positive direction.
One of the most powerful ways in which hypnosis can be used is in the transformation of limiting core beliefs. When we rewrite our deepest, most negative convictions about ourselves, our world, and what is possible, it has an immense 'high leverage' effect that ripples throughout the totality of our lives. Replacing old core beliefs with new and more empowering ones will not only make you feel better, it will actually heighten your awareness of the resources and opportunities around you, while at the same time, increase your ability to tap into them.
4. It's Safe.
In the entire history of hypnosis, no one has ever been harmed by the hypnotic process itself.
And, despite common myths and misconceptions, hypnotists can't really make you do something you aren't already inclined to do.
When you are in hypnosis, there is always an 'observer' part of you that is aware of what is going on and can put a stop to it, if necessary. That part has the ability to reject any, and all, unwelcome suggestions.
Furthermore, for a whole host of reasons, including legal liability, any reputable hypnotherapist simply isn't going to be interested in trying to make you move in a direction you don't want to go. Although it's a good idea to be very critical when evaluating who you should turn to for hypnosis (e.g., someone highly-trained and highly-skilled), it's good to know that hypnosis itself has a very sound and proven record for safety.
5. It Feels Good.
Some people are initially apprehensive about hypnosis because they are worried about losing control.
However, once they actually experience hypnotic trance, they are often delighted to discover that not only do they retain control over themselves, but they also experience a profoundly relaxing and peaceful state.
The truth is, hypnotic trance can be deliciously enjoyable and relaxing--like receiving a deep tissue massage on a beautiful, white sand beach in the Caribbean--but without having to be touched and without having to leave the comfort of your chair.
6. It's Natural.
Contrary to popular opinion, hypnosis is not just some strange thing that happens on a stage or in a psychologist's office.
Hypnotic trance is actually a perfectly natural occurrence. It's a deep learning state that we all experience whenever we allow ourselves to fully engage with anything, whether it's a project, a conversation, a great book, or our favorite song.
The primary difference between this 'everyday waking hypnosis' and the type of hypnosis one might experience at the hands of a trained hypnotherapist is that, in a therapist's office, you will be hypnotized much more deeply and for purposes that are strictly in accordance with your stated goals. Hypnotherapy simply taps into your best, most powerful natural way of learning.
To find out more about how professional hypnotherapy can benefit you, contact Bridges Hypnosis Center at: (800) 284-2798 for a FREE, zero-pressure consultation.
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