Hypnosis can treat a variety of problems including weight loss, depression, smoking, anxiety, pain, sexual dysfunction, trauma, phobias, physical healing, self-esteem issues, bad habits, and many other issues.
The symptoms of your limitations become evident in the form of overeating, anxiety, self-sabotage, phobias, and uneasy feelings. Sometimes you know you want to change and exactly what you need to change. The reason why you’re unable to follow through or make the necessary changes is that your behaviours are programmed in your unconscious mind.
The concept of hypnosis is to help you bypass your conscious mind and gain access to your unconscious mind where your attitudes, emotions, values, beliefs, and the root cause of your habits and behaviors lie. Hypnosis is a very powerful tool that can be used intentionally to enable you to seek out and find the origin of your limiting habits and behaviors.
When clients are hypnotized, they experience an altered state of consciousness and are said to be in a trance. This means that they are shifting their focus away from their conscious day-to-day world to focus their thoughts on their inner world. This is not mind-control but something that happens naturally when we lose ourselves in things we love, for example, a good book or movie.
When people are fully conscious, their minds are on alert dealing with things that are happening around them, they’re constantly taking in information and analyzing everything around them. On the other hand, when in a trance, their conscious mind drifts away from their present moments. Being in a trance helps you to relax and block out distractions. When you’re more relaxed, you’re able to access your unconscious mind and bypass your analytical and critical conscious mind.
The hypnotherapist should clearly explain to you what hypnosis is and how it works. Dr. Alireza Sharifi offers hypnotherapy courses in Toronto where we take a deep dive into the topic. He will take your history and will assess conditions that need to be addressed. He will then take you through relaxation techniques, using suggestions and a series of mental images intended to relieve your symptoms and change your behaviours. You may also be taught the basics of self-hypnosis and additional learning materials to help reinforce what you learned during your first visit.
Below are various stages of hypnosis: