Demystifying hypnosis

I myself am very comfortable with hypnosis. I see the value of it where it is applied. I see how people are conditioned, and the effect that some arbitrary, unintentional hypnosis changes and shapes people. I am so immersed in it that I can sometimes overlook the fact that there are a lot of people that still see hypnosis as some kind of hocus pocus.

First of all, I want to let you know that anyone can be hypnotized. Last night when you fell asleep, the time that you were not quite awake and yet not quite asleep, and when you awoke, that time when you were not quite asleep anymore, yet not quite awake, are called the hypnopompic and hypnagogic states. These two states are identical brain wave states to formal hypnosis. Outside of the physiological states, there are many examples in your life where you have changed your mind about something, dramatically changed a rigid opinion or just got sick of a situation in a way that when you looked at it the last time you were just through with it. It just so happens that we can capture that process and make it very pointed and purposefully direct the change. We really are change machines; we are always changing.

The question is: now that we know that we can be hypnotized and that we can easily create change, what do we change, or more pertinent, what can be changed? My response to that is: any behavior that you desire. As a matter of fact, I think that people are not nearly greedy enough when they are asking themselves to do better and feel better. I have worked with little kids wetting the bed to adults with severe, debilitating PTSD.

Everyday nagging feelings that, if eliminated and replaced with a better feeling, would really increase your pleasure in life, are some of the things to target. Examples are: increasing your sales, golf score, ability to breakthrough to the next level in ballroom dancing, creating more patience with your family, getting over jealousy, forgiving a parent that is deceased or not. If you are working nights and having a hard time sleeping during the day, we can enhance that situation as well. As you can see, the only limit on what you can do with hypnosis is your imagination.

I challenge you to imagine what you could make better. Come up with five things that you can improve, and call me to discuss how quickly and powerfully we can make that happen. Our number to have your questions answered by me is 402 393 0544.

Nebraska Counseling and Hypnosis Center is the place in Omaha for hypnosis and change.

Be well, Clovis

* Results may vary from person to person. Hypnotherapy is not a replacement for psychotherapy or medical treatment. Although Clovis Colley is a Certified Hypnotherapist, he is not a doctor or psychotherapist and does not diagnose or treat mental or physical illness. Contact your physician or a licensed mental health professional if you need this kind of help.