What to Expect in Hypnosis and FAQs
In this video presentation, you’ll learn in-depth information about what hypnosis and hypnotherapy are, what happens during a therapy session, the effectiveness of RTT, determining if it’s a good solution for you and much more.
So sit back, relax and take a peek to learn more about this cutting edge and award winning therapy.
What to Expect and What Happens In Hypnosis and FAQ’s
What is hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a super relaxed state of mind where our subconscious mind can be accessed. The process can be done by the self, such as in a state of meditation or intense concentration and focus. When done by a professional, the process to induce hypnosis is called hypnotherapy. Hypnosis can be used to identify and transform emotional issues. The actual state of being in hypnosis is noted by the mind using alpha brain waves that are characterized by being relaxed, hyper focused and creative, and the slowing down of our breathing and heartbeat. It’s a sleep of the nervous system, yet it wakes up our potential as it excites the mind and imagination to possibilities.
It is known that the more often we can access this hypnotic state, the more anxiety is eased, creativity is boosted, and pain tolerance and resilience to stress are increased. The reason is that the subconscious houses all emotion, imagination, body system functions, and our belief systems about who we are and what we’re capable of. By being in tune with these and making them work for us, our physical and emotional being can be transformed. That is why practices such as meditation, mindfulness, yoga, self-hypnosis recordings and tai chi are so good for us – they allow us to tap into our subconscious and bypass our logical thinking mind.
What is RTT® (Rapid Transformational Therapy®) and how is it different from traditional hypnotherapy?
The founder of RTT®, Marisa Peer, states that RTT® or Rapid Transformational Therapy® is so much more than hypnotherapy. It is a combination of NLP (neurolinguistic programming), CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) and psychotherapy. It is not dependent on how deep the individual is in hypnosis where in traditional hypnotherapy, the depth of hypnosis is critical. Both traditional hypnotherapy and RTT® involve the process of inducing a relaxed state of inner mind and a space to communicate between the conscious and subconscious minds.
During traditional hypnotherapy, the goal is to install suggestions, and it does not seek to find the underlying cause of the issue and does not have a follow-up customized recording to reinforce the suggestions. There are generally only two components to traditional hypnotherapy – first, is to relax and hypnotize the client and provide convincers, and second, to install new suggestions.
RTT® is similar to traditional hypnotherapy, yet has several additional components that traditional hypnotherapy does not. The goal with RTT® is to get to the root cause of current behaviors and feelings that you’d like to eliminate or change. Marisa Peer, founder of the RTT® therapy program defines hypnosis as a way of directly accessing the subconscious mind to understand what is running unwanted behaviors and then become free of them, through a process of suggestion that bypasses the conscious mind. This is otherwise known as the critical factor, and allows the mind to accept a suggestion it would previously not have accepted.
There are 4 components in a RTT® session – first, is to relax and hypnotize the client, then deepen the experience, second, is to intervene or interrupt with the use of several available tools all meant to define and understand the root cause of the problem, third, to reframe old beliefs, and lastly to give a lasting transformation and customized recording to listen to after the session. This custom recording supports your mind by upgrading your mindset and belief system surrounding the issue.
The session works to uncover the root cause and the transformation installs the new beliefs. The process of change requires your active participation both in the session and after the session. You’re provided with a customized recording to listen to for at least 21 days to wire in, code in and fire in the new beliefs. This recording is given as one of the mind rules is that permanent change requires repetition and reinforcement of any new thoughts. By listening to this very relaxing recording filled with positive statements of beliefs of what you want, your mind can easily and quickly transform itself.
What Makes Hypnosis Effective?
In order for hypnosis to work, you must want to desire the change to happen. It’s a partnership, if you don’t desire change, it won’t happen. You are always the driver of your own mind. Hypnosis accesses the subconscious mind that houses imagination and feeling where the conscious mind contains logical thinking. The emotional mind and what we feel always wins over the logical mind, and this is why hypnosis is so incredibly effective for change. When your mind is in deep relaxation or hypnosis with your emotional subconscious, and you’re willing to change, it becomes excited and receptive to new ideas. That’s the imagination part of the subconscious working.
By circumventing the logical mind and going directly to the feeling mind, our mind is able to readily and easily accept new, positive ideas about the issue. Hypnosis is a powerful, yet simple tool to unlock a personal transformation, overcome a block that you can’t seem to determine why it happens, or address issues with finding exactly why you do what you do.
Is hypnosis right for me?
Hypnosis is right for almost everyone. There are several groups of people, however, that are not good candidates for hypnosis and include those individuals who have been diagnosed with schizophrenia, epilepsy, socio or psychopaths, borderline personality and multiple personality disorders and narcissism. These type of mental health issues are best addressed by a psychiatrist and using hypnosis could be detrimental.
For everyone else, hypnosis can absolutely help transform almost any area of your life, whether it be emotional or emotional based-physical issues. You have everything to gain by exploring hypnosis and nothing to lose. If you’re uncertain or hesitant, download the free hypnotic relaxation audio. It is a beautiful audio that allows you to experience the technique of hypnosis in a deeply relaxing state. Just go under the “Gifts” tab, and enter your email address, and you’ll soon be on your way to experiencing the remarkable power of hypnosis.
What can hypnosis do for me?
Hypnosis helps you easily overcome limited thinking, behavior and habits you no longer want such as obsessions, fears, feelings of sadness, anger, guilt, shame, improve relationships, anxiety, stress and overwhelm, shed pounds, stop smoking and many other emotional issues. The ultimate outcome of changing our behavior and thought patterns is that we feel better on the inside about ourselves and then can view our external situations with a new, improved and better lens.
Hypnosis and its visualization aspect is used by top performing athletes, actors, and corporate executives to help them reach their full potential. The same technique is available to you and can help you achieve and accomplish anything you want. All you need to do is bring the desire to change and the willingness to be hypnotized.
Can anyone be hypnotized?
As hypnosis is a natural state of mind, we enter this state many times a day without even being aware of it. There’s a form of hypnosis that we’ve all experienced as car drivers known as “highway hypnosis”. This is basically a zoning out or daydreaming by our subconscious mind while we perform the task of driving with our conscious mind. Another form of this state of mind is when we’re hyper focused with an activity or while watching a movie. If we’re interrupted, we can jump as we’ve interrupted subconscious thought with conscious thought. This is why many find sitting in front of the TV so irresistible, it is the deep relaxation or hypnotic state we enter into that’s really what we’re after. This state is also available during meditation or tai chi, two eastern practices known for going into a deep, relaxed state.
Practitioner led hypnosis can easily be entered into if you have a desire to be hypnotized as you can’t be hypnotized against your will. If you have an open mind, you can easily be hypnotized. If you’d like to experience what being under a practitioner led hypnosis is like, go to the “Gift” tab, and choose the free audio recording.
What can I expect while in hypnosis?
Many people expect to feel different while in hypnosis. As hypnosis is a relaxed, natural state, the feeling is comfortable and familiar as we’ve all experienced being in hypnosis in our daily life. There is no right or wrong way to experience hypnosis, it’s whatever is natural to you. You’re don’t go anywhere, and the majority of people don’t realize they’re in hypnosis until they open their eyes and come out of it.
You’ll be asked to sit or recline in a comfortable position free from distractions and then will close your eyes. After that, you’ll be directed in a visualization that will quickly put in you into a relaxed state where you’ll be open and suggestible, just like you are in self-hypnosis. As you go deeper into hypnosis, you’ll feel increasing levels of relaxation.
At all times, you are in control of what you say and how you feel. You can and will only accept suggestions that are given if you feel it’s in your best interest. Entering and staying in hypnosis always requires your consent, and you can always come out of hypnosis if you no longer want to stay in it as no one can keep you in hypnosis against your will. As you must be an active participant, you do not need to accept any suggestions or thoughts that go against your values or ideals. You can disagree and come out of hypnosis if at any time you’re not comfortable with how things are going.
When in hypnosis, you’ll be able to fully hear everything around you, have a conversation, and remember what was talked about. Most of all is the pleasant feeling of relaxation both mentally and physically. We experience this in that in between state of being awake and asleep. It’s a letting go of the active, thinking mind, and opening up the emotional, feeling mind. You’ll remember everything within the session and will be able to discuss what you felt and experienced during the session after coming out of hypnosis.
Since hypnosis is such a deeply, relaxing and enjoyable state, some people might like to stay in it longer. The customized recording is a wonderful tool that puts you back into hypnosis and reinforces the new beliefs that were learned and stated in the session.
And finally, as hypnosis is a natural, temporary state, if you no longer hear my voice, you’ll simply drift out of hypnosis and awaken naturally. The sessions are completed via Zoom, and if we become disconnected, you’ll come out of hypnosis and be able to reconnect.
How does hypnosis work?
Within our subconscious mind is stored everything we’ve ever learned, we’ve ever felt and every conversation we’ve ever had. Our subconscious is similar to a giant computer. Some things it stores are unwanted habits, beliefs, and repetitive types of learning such as how to drive, how to ride a bike, how to make a recipe or how to play sports, along with millions of bits of information that make us who we are.
We are defined and led by our subconscious beliefs. Hypnosis allows us to enter our subconscious where we can accept suggestions for improvement or changing habits or how we respond to events.
Once out of hypnosis, a reinforcement or repetitive period is generally necessary to continue to accept those suggestions. It is highly suggested that the customized recording you receive during your session or the generic recording purchased by listened to for a minimum of 21 days. This gives the mind the reinforcement it needs to make the suggestions a new neural pathway that becomes part of us. Eventually, the suggestions are a permanent change to our belief system, our behaviors and what we feel about ourselves.
Within the website you’ll find generic audio recordings that are very helpful for certain unwanted behaviors or improvements. By clicking on the “Gifts” tab, you can receive a free relaxation self-hypnosis that I know you’ll love and will look forward to listening to as it is incredibly relaxing. Or you may want to pursue exploring an individual session. If that’s the case, simply click here for a 15-minute discovery call to learn more about how hypnosis can help you overcome issues that you’d like to reduce or eliminate in your life.
Thank you for taking the time to learn why hypnosis is such a valuable therapy to help you reach your goals and potential and how it works. I look forward to helping you with whatever issue you have!
Hypnotherapy Session includes:
- 15 minute FREE discovery call via Telehealth, a secure video call
- Intake Consultation form, additional forms as necessary for the issue
- “Preparing for a Successful Session” prerecorded guidance audio to listen to prior to session to get feel comfortable in deep relaxation
- 2-hour hypnotherapy session including intake consultation via Telehealth, a secure video call service
- 15-20 minute customized transformational recording with deep relaxation
- Follow up emails
- Post-session counseling call if required
It all begins with a free 15-minute discovery call.