What is hypnosis?

Although researchers have attempted to explain hypnosis in their own terms, they have no clear definition of it. Much of this confusion is due to the fact that we cannot really know what goes on inside another person's mind during the hypnotic state. However, we do know some basic facts about the state of hypnosis. We know that our mind works on two levels - a conscious and a subconscious. Our conscious mind takes care of day-to-day business - making decisions, performing physical activities and solving problems. We consider the conscious mind our logical mind. Our subconscious mind, on the other hand, handles bodily functions. It regulates our heart rate, respiration, the blinking of our eyes, feeling of pain and all our habits. We consider this part of our mind the feeling side of our mind. It is the subconscious mind that also comes into play when hypnosis takes place.

Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy help a lot of people. Hypnosis is used to enhance happiness, focus, motivation, learning and memory skills for work, school and sports (athletes use hypnosis to stay in the zone). It is also used by advertisers, salespeople, athletes, religious leaders, motivational speakers, parents, students, teachers, politicians and, of course, by and for yourself.

What happens during hypnosis?

During hypnosis, a person's conscious mind is somewhat subdued, not asleep but merely less interested in what is happening. This allows the subconscious mind to become more active. As a hypnotist speaks to a hypnotized person, the subconscious mind is more receptive to proper suggestion. One very important factor of the subconscious mind is that it is totally objective. If the subconscious mind chooses to accept a particular suggestion, it is done uncritically, as fact, without judgment affecting its outcome.

In simple terms, hypnosis is merely a state of increased suggestibility: a state in which we are more likely to be able to accept the suggestions of a hypnotist while using hypnosis as a guide. What we have learned throughout our life is stored by the subconscious mind, and then by using hypnosis we retrain unwanted habits into positive and therefore use an effective way of reaching a new goal. A suggestion, once received and accepted by the subconscious, is automatically and uncritically acted upon - as long as it remains in effect.

Examples of Conscious and Subconscious

Here are a few examples of Conscious and Subconscious minds at work; As a toddler, when we were first taught how to walk, first we  had to Consciously remember to put one foot in front of the other, maintain our balance, and move forward. Once we learned this behavior our Subconscious mind took over and we performed the act of walking automatically.

As an adolescent, when we first learned how to ride a bike, we had to be aware of putting our feet on the pedals, pressing down, steering straight, maintaining our balance, and moving forward. Once we learned this behavior our Subconscious mind took over and we performed the act of riding a bike automatically. You have heard the old saying, “It’s like riding a bike, once you learn, it’s just a matter of getting back on one and it comes right back to you”.  The Subconscious mind remembers!

As a young adult, when we learned how to drive a vehicle or car, first we had to learn how to steer, activate the accelerator, use the brake, signal, look in the rear view and side view mirrors, look around, etc, etc, consciously concentrating on every aspect. Once we learned this behavior our Subconscious mind took over and we performed the act of driving a vehicle automatically. Now when you get behind the wheel, you are listening to the radio, talking on the cell phone (although not recommended), conversing with a passenger, looking at the scenery as you drive by, and your Subconscious mind is generally doing the rest of the automatic functions.

Hypnosis - Fact & Fiction

In discussing hypnosis with others, there are several basic questions that usually arise. Many of these questions arise out of misconceptions and untruths that are in regard to hypnosis and the hypnotic process.

One very common untruth is that people who are able to be hypnotized are weak-willed or feeble-minded. Truthfully the more intelligent and imaginative a person is, the easier it is for them to be hypnotized.

Another misconception is that while under hypnosis a person will do and say things to the hypnotist that they do not want to. Again, that is completely false, while in hypnosis, a subject will not do anything that is contrary to what they perceive to be honorable or go against their will. They cannot commit an anti-social criminal act against their will. They have the power to select only the suggestions that they are willing to accept. With hypnosis, a person may reject any improper or immoral suggestions that are given. A hypnotized person is always in complete control. One will not go into trance or hypnosis unless they want to and they will not stay in the hypnotic state when they want to come out of it.

Hypnosis techniques like creative visualization, progressive relaxation, suggestion, reinforcement, mental rehearsal and more enhance your natural resources for a more positive outcome. Hypnosis demonstrations are educational and entertaining.

What does hypnosis feel like?

All hypnosis is self-hypnosis. You will always be aware of what is going on around you. You will always be in control of your thoughts and actions. You would never do anything that you would not do while awake, as stated previously stated. You may dose off during the session, but that is only because you are relaxed and comfortable. It is not a sign of losing control, because when sleeping, you can always wake up as soon as you are interrupted or when you choose to. Hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness.

Think about a time when you were watching television, a movie, or a play, even though you were aware of what was going on around you and in your peripheral vision field, you were still intensely concentrating on what you were viewing. That is what hypnosis feels like.

Anytime we are concentrating on a task or an activity, we are still aware of what is going on around us and can divert our attention if necessary. Think of activities such as listening to music, having a conversation, watching a movie, exercising, meditating, when you were concentrating on one particular task and still aware of your surroundings, our Conscious and Subconscious minds working in unison. Hypnosis feels like being in a relaxed state while your Subconscious does the work!

Use of Hypnosis

The use of hypnosis is virtually unlimited. Every day, new and innovative uses are being discovered by creative hypnotists.

The most common of these are stop smoking and weight loss. It can also be used for such things as alcoholism, drug addictions, insomnia, migraine headaches, pain control, sexual problems, nail-biting, thumb sucking, bed wetting, anxieties and phobias. Hypnosis can help develop memory and increase concentration. It can improve such things as study habits, self-confidence and athletic skills. Presently, hypnosis is being used effectively in many different settings, including medical, dental and legal areas. Every day, new and innovative uses are being discovered by creative practitioners.

Hypnosis Services

In a safe, comfortable and warm environment, we combine relaxation, hypnotherapy, and positive reinforcement, with sensitivity and emotional support to help transform you into your highest potential self.

Together with your willingness and my guidance, we can integrate your goals and manifest them. You can reverse unwanted behaviors. Let go of fears and phobias. Develop skills and attributes you’ve always wanted.

Achieve positive results with: Relationships ~ Weight loss ~ Weight Control ~ Stop Smoking ~ Relaxation ~ Meditation ~ Memory Improvement ~ Recall ~ Insomnia ~ Stress Reduction ~ Personal Loss ~ Grief and Grieving ~ Concentration ~ Creativity ~ Career ~ Motivation ~ Performance Anxiety ~ Study Habits ~ Self Improvement ~ Regressions ~ Past Lives ~ Spiritual Growth ~ and More!

Hypnosis is a Legal Profession. Hypnosis is recognized as a “Legal Complementary-Alternative Health Care Modality” by the state of California. In accordance with The 2003 California State BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS CODE 2051, 2052 and 2053. 

Daniel Wheeler  does not attempt to treat or diagnose disease or mental disorders of any kind. Hypnosis in no way replaces standard medical procedures, but works in conjunction with them by freeing the patient of feelings and attitudes that may be inhibiting his or her natural immunizing or vital process.

Hypnosis helps create strong mental expectancy and reduces stress, thereby normalizing the action of the autonomic nervous system.
Through Hypnosis, one uses natural faculties of the mind to create positive attitude, allowing the client to make the most of any medical help available.

Daniel Wheeler is a Legal Alternative Healthcare Provider and Spiritual Counselor, and not a California licensed healing arts practitioner. Daniel Wheeler is available for Private Hypnotherapy sessions, Group sessions, Workshops, and Seminars. Feel free to send an email to Daniel at: info@horizpro.com 
and include your telephone number, first name, and what you expect to achieve through hypnosis , and Daniel will contact  you for a free initial telephone consultation. You can also use our Contact Us page Contact Information form to send Daniel a message. This could be the first step on your journey to achieving your highest potential and unlocking the door to your new horizons!

Hypnotherapy should be used in conjunction with, not as a replacement for conventional medical treatment. Hypnosis is not a substitute for medical treatment. Hypnotherapy is extremely successful when used in conjunction with traditional medical treatment.



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