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Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Hypnosis, Trance and Hypnotherapy?

FAQ’s  – Frequnetly asked questions about Hypnotherapy and HNLP

Hypnosis is…

an induced state whereby the practitioner can communicate with the subject’s subconscious mind, to effect positive life changes.The state is neither sleep nor unconsciousness, but rather deepened trance.

Trance is…

Natural, most of us experience it several times everyday. Those times when the mind wonders as it does during daydreaming. Perhaps while watching a movie, in a meeting, or even driving down the freeway.

Hypnotherapy is….

When in a natural state of highly concentrated attention and highly suggestible, you are able to devote intense attentiveness to particular issues affecting your life, using the hypnoidal state to your advantage, the qualified practitioner will offer positive suggestions directly to the subconscious mind, with little or no resistance from the conscious mind, creating profound shifts and rapid, powerful long lasting changes.

Hypnotherapy is not…..

It is not dangerous

You will not get “stuck” in hypnosis – You are totally aware of your surroundings at all times, but should the unthinkable happen (I fall asleep or go to lunch) you would simply slip out of hypnosis as you simply as you slipped in – naturally and peacefully..

It is not mind control

rather it is a way for you to have more control of your own mind

It is not a way to get you to do something you don’t want to do

Hypnotherapy is about giving you back your power, with a 50/50 partnership between you and your qualified practitioner, positive life changing changes can be made.
You will want and be ready for the changes; I would then, and only then, be here to assist you.

It isn’t dependent on the use of a swinging watch

But I can use one if you would like

It is not Black or white magic

It is not the occult.
It is not anti-religious.
It is not New Age.
It is not Mumbojumbo.

Every major religion throughout the world, including the Roman Catholic
Church, has investigated hypnosis, and have approved it as a medical technique.
Hypnosis is neither a belief nor a religion. It is not even a matter of conviction.

Hypnosis need not be defended. When properly used by a qualified practitioner, it defends itself by the results obtained. The good it does speaks by itself on its behalf

It is not only effective on a small percentage of people

Almost anyone can be hypnotised. It is a matter of degree. Some people do make better subjects than others. The people who cannot be hypnotised are babies, the insane or those with an extremely low IQ. Anyone suffering from psychotic illness should not be treated with hypnosis.
It has been said that the best subjects are intelligent, willful persons who have the ability to concentrate.

Children also make very great Hypnosis clients.

It is not expensive long term treatment with short term results

Many comparison studies have shown Hypnotherapy to be an effective rapid long lasting approach

It is not condemned by the mainstream medicine

The Australian, British and American, Medical Societies all accept the therapeutic value of hypnosis.

Many of my clients are referred by Medical practitioners from around Perth

Modern hypnosis (or Mesmerism) was used by Franz Anton Mesmer Physician (1733-1815).
Hypnosis was the name give by James Braid Surgeon (1795 – 1860)

Over 1700 surgical operations using hypnosis as an anesthetic by Dr James Esdaile (1808-1859)

It is not just for Smoking and Weight loss issues

many people have lost weight or quit smoking using hypnotherapy and have shared their experiences, many other issues are not openly discussed.

Stress

Anxiety

Performance – including Sexual, Sport, Work, Exams and many more

Insomnia

Fear and Phobias…. to name a few …

HNLP is…

HNLP – The Study of Human Excellence

Humanistic – The belief that we all have infinite potential
Neuro (Neurology) – The mind and how we think
Linguistic – How we use language and how it affects us
Psychology – The science of mind and behavior

HNLP is....

In a nutshell Humanistic Neuro Linguistic Psychology creatively integrates Hypnosis, Quantum Physics, Modern Neuro Science, Accelerated Learning, Spirituality and Common Sense.

HNLP can help remove limiting beliefs, change or modify perception and creates simple methods of controlling unhealthy states – in short HNLP enables people to be less affected (unconsciously reacting) by external circumstance, through becoming more aware of our internal processes, and thereby being more at cause (consciously creating) in the various areas of life.
HNLP can help dissolve the barriers that keep you from achieving your potential.

How can HNLP help me?

Basic presuppositions of HNLP

No matter what you think you are, you are always more than that – We have all the resources we need within us.
Reality is a construction – The map is not the territory, you get what you focus on.
Reality and meaning are created through relationships – Things exist by virtue of their mutually consistent relationships.
Living is learning – We can’t not learn. All behaviour is motivated by a positive, self-adaptive intention.
Perception is learned – Memory is an active, synthetic process.
Everything and everyone is interconnected – The material universe is a dynamic web of interrelated events. None of the properties of the web are fundamental. They all follow from properties of the other parts and the overall consistency of their interrelations determines the structure of the entire web. At the quantum level we are one, there are no local causes.

Human beings live in a five sensory world. We take in all information through our five senses. This information (some 3-4 millions bits per second) needs to be filtered to enable us to deal with it.

Some of the filters we use are:

Our perceptions of time & space and of energy & matter
The language we use and our understanding of words and meanings
Our memories
The unique way we go about making decisions

The patterns we look for when selecting information
Our values and beliefs and our overall attitude.

We delete, distort and generalise information according to our unique filters.

Once we have passed incoming information through all these filters, we make it an internal representation of it. This internal representation is in the form of a sensory perception: a picture with sounds, feelings, tastes and smells. We then react to the internal representation and enter a corresponding state, followed by corresponding behaviour.

In effect, if the information we receive, is perceived by us to be funny, (according to filters) our state may be happiness, laughter may follow. Someone who receives this same information, may filter differently, and therefore enter a state of annoyance… perhaps disgust.

Our memories can also affect our perception and also our filters, the “once burned twice shy” attitude can protect us or limit us, sometimes we limit ourselves by our fears.

HNLP helps remove limiting beliefs, change or modify perception and creates simple methods of controlling unhealthy states – in short HNLP enables people to be less affected (unconsciously reacting) by external circumstance, through becoming more aware of our internal processes, and thereby being more at cause (consciously creating) in the various areas of life.

HNLP can help dissolve the barriers that keep you from achieving your potential.

Contact Hope

Mind Matters Hypnotherapy is conveniently located at 123 Aberdeen Street, Northbridge, Perth WA. To see how hypnosis can help you call Hope today

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