What is Hypnotherapy?

Relax! There’s nothing “magical” about hypnosis

Hypnosis is a naturally occurring trance state that happens throughout the day – it’s simply a relaxed state of focused concentration. You’ve probably experienced a mild state of hypnosis, called Alpha consciousness, many times.

Los Angeles HypnotherapyFor instance, whenever you’re driving on the freeway, but thinking of something else and you realize you’ve just passed your exit, then you were in an Alpha state. That happens to all of us, doesn’t it? And that’s a mild state of hypnosis.

Hypnosis and hypnotherapy give you access to the power of your subconscious mind so that you can re-program your brain to help you succeed.

Hypnosis and hypnotherapy can help you lose weight, stop smoking, and get rid of obsessive thoughts that cause anxiety and anger,

Hypnotherapy helps heal because, in a deeper state of focused concentration, called Theta, you have access to your sub-conscious mind.  You can re-program your subconscious mind and your autonomic nervous system to help you, rather than sabotage you.

Hypnosis is a deep state of consciousness called Theta.  It’s the same brain wave frequency visible in meditation or praying.  It’s a calm, inner-focused state.  It can also occur when you come home from work, exhausted, and all you have the energy to do is to pick up the remote and watch TV. Television creates “Theta waves” in your brain, and advertisers use your suggestibility, your ability to be hypnotized, to hypnotize you into buying their products.

Television hypnotizes people to want cars they can’t afford, eat food that’s not good for them.

One of the reasons there is such an epidemic of obesity in this country right now is that for the last sixty years, we’ve all been hypnotized into eating the wrong food, at the wrong time and in the wrong amount by subliminal suggestion and commercials on TV and now on Google, Facebook and Instagram.

How does hypnotherapy work?

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Hypnotherapy helps you access the power of your subconscious, unconscious mind. Our minds are somewhat like icebergs, with 10% of it above the waterline and 90% below. The 10% above would be our conscious mind, and 90% below would be the subconscious, unconscious mind. And it has to be that way because there are 120 trillion thinking, listening cells in that amazing body of yours. You have 8 billion biochemical activities going on at any one time, and every one of those 8 billion biochemical activities is in correlation with all the other biochemical activities. And all of it is being orchestrated by the three pounds of soft, buttery material that is your brain.

The latest research proves that the human brain functions like a self-programming computer made up of many different modules. Each module in your brain was created at a different time in your life, and in response to different situations. From time to time traumatic events happen, and in response, your brain programs itself to do what it “thinks” will protect you. Sometimes, however, the brain makes mistakes. Problems in this “programming” happen because at the base of your brain there is a small piece of “hardware” called the amygdala. It’s the size of a walnut, and it’s also called your lizard brain, or the ancient brain. It’s the part of your brain that has allowed your DNA to march the 140,000 years toward being you. It’s the part of your ancestor’s brain that when his eyeballs saw the lion rushing at him from out of the jungle, his feet ran ten miles in the other direction before his brain even had the opportunity to stop and ask the question, “Will that lion eat me today, or will he not?” Otherwise, you wouldn’t be here, so it’s very beneficial to have the amygdala working for us!

The amygdala, however, runs on a very powerful emotion — FEAR. Now there aren’t very many tigers, lions or bears rushing at us anymore, but all we have to do is turn on the TV, radio or internet news feed, and our bodies go into that same fight or flight response. But because we can’t run from what threatens our lives, it creates STRESS! As I said, there are many different modules in your brain, created at different times, in response to different traumas, events, and belief systems, some downloaded into your brain before you were even verbal.

Let me call one of those modules your three-year-old self, and let me call another module your thirteen-year old-self. Now when your Inner Three-Year-Old gets STRESSED, it wants what all three-year-olds want – comfort. Something sweet, something fatty and it wants it now! (What it needs and wants is: love.)  That can lead to over-eating.  (That’s why hypnosis helps with losing weight and weight loss.)

When your Inner Thirteen-year-old gets stressed, it behaves like all Thirteen-year-olds — defiant. “You can’t tell me what to do!” The only problem with those Inner Thirteen-year-olds is that they don’t have access to the Adult part of the brain that understands consequences — the consequences of carrying around too much weight or smoking, for instance.  And that’s why hypnosis and hypnotherapy help with stopping smoking, losing weight, and drug addiction.

Cognitive Behavior Modification

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Hypnotherapy can help you access those hidden parts of your brain, those different modules so that you can radically change self-sabotaging behavior and limiting beliefs about your life. It’s a technique known as “Cognitive Behavior Modification,” a fancy way of saying: If you change what you think, you can change how you behave. And you can change the physical brain structure.

Your thoughts create your emotions.  And your emotions create your life.  You can get control over your thoughts using Cognitive Behavior Modification along with Awareness Therapy, hypnosis, and hypnotherapy

Ask yourself, “Why am I still doing this to myself?”  The answer is, it’s because you don’t think you’re good enough to fight for and you’re not worth it.  You’re wrong.  You are worth it!  All you need is the help.  You are the only one who can change your brain; no one can do it for you. But everyone needs help.  Successful people always get help. Let me help you change the subliminal belief that you’re not good enough.  If you live in Los Angeles, you can visit me.  If you don’t live in Los Angeles, please download my MP3s.

I have helped hundreds of people overcome self-destructive behavior, stop smoking and lose weight.  The intractable 10 pounds,  20, 30, 65, or even 100 pounds.  All caused by subliminal thoughts Destructive habits that once robbed them of their health and happiness. If they can do it, so can you!

** Disclaimer – Individual Results May Vary. Hypnotherapy treatments are not a substitute for medical diagnosis and treatment, and no medical claims are made regarding these treatments. People with serious conditions should consult their doctor.