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Why Hypnosis?

Why Hypnosis?

Change or Die.  What if you were given that choice?  We’re talking actual life and death now.  You own life and death.  What if a well-informed, trusted authority figure said you had to make difficult and enduring changes in the way you think, feel and act?  If you didn’t, your time would end soon – a lot sooner than it had to. Could you change when it mattered most?”     – Alan Deutschmann, from “Change or Die”

In his book “Change or Die”, Alan Deutschmann chronicles his research shares his findings and statistics into the sad statistical fact that given dire consequences people very often will not change… even if there are dire consequences.  He shares stories and statistics from sources like John Hopkins University Medical Center, including the stark reality that statistics show that only 1 in 9 people can or will change on their own… even in life or death circumstances.

The good news is that in all of his research Deutshmann discovered that there are exceptions to these tendencies.  And it is the path and keys he outlines that provide a template for the work we do here at Alpharetta Hypnosis.  The approach and methods employed here are structured around scientifically proven ways to assist you in attaining the Change you are so eager to achieve.  When you visit for your Free Screening we will share more facts and keys… and perhaps a story or two, that will allow you begin to once again feel the hope you may have lost as you have struggled to realize the changes you desire.

 Hypnosis is the Most Effective Treatment For Change

Psychoanalysis Behavior Therapy Hypnotherapy
38% Recovery 72% Recovery 93% Recovery
After 600 Sessions After 22 Sessions After 6 Sessions

Hypnosis is being placed in a natural state of focused attention where the body and mind are able to experience a combined state of deep physical relaxation. During this altered state of presence  the subconscious mind is open to change.

Hypnosis is so affective because it  partners with the subconscious mind; the part of the mind responsible for breathing, heart rate, blink reflex and all sorts of activities that require NO THOUGHT in order to do.   Through hypnosis your unconscious mind can become engaged in activities and associations that will reprogram responses that are not working in your best interest.   Hypnosis essentially aligns your mind and body in coordination to begin to function in the ways you desire.


What Do You Know About Hypnosis?

The following table is from an article in Scientific American Magazine from 2001.

If You Think… The Reality is…
Its all a matter of having a good imagination. Ability to imagine vividly is unrelated to hypnotizability.
Relaxation is an important feature of hypnosis. It’s not. Hypnosis has been induced during vigorous exercise.
It’s mostly just compliance. Many Highly motivated subjects fail to experience hypnosis.
It’s a matter of willful faking. Physiological responses indicate that hypnotized subjects are not lying.
Its dangerous. Standared hypnotic procedures are no more distressing than lectures.
It has something to do with a sleeplike state. It does not. Hypnotized subjects are fully awake.
Responding to hypnosis is like responding to a placebo. Placebo responses and hypnotizability are not correlated.
Certain personality types are more likely to be hypnotizable. There are no substantial correlates with personality measures.
People who are hypnotized lose control of themselves. Subjects are perfectly capable of saying no or terminating hypnosis.
Hypnosis can enable people to “relive” the past. Age-regressed adults behave like adults playacting as children.
Hypnotized people can be led to do acts that conflict with their values. Hypnotized subjects fully adhere to their usual moral standards.
Hypnotized peole do not remember what happened during the session. Post hypnotic amnesia does not occur spontaneously.
Hypnosis can enable people to perform otherwise impossible feats of strength, endurance, learning and sensory acuity. Performance following hypnotic suggestions for increased muscle strength, learning and sensory acuity does not exceed what can be accomplished by motivated subjects outside of hypnosis.
   except from:  Scientific Amercian Magazine,  2001


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