Branches of Healing

Reiki, Hypnosis and Meditative healing with Lance Baker

Reiki, Hypnosis and Meditative healing with Lance Baker in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Maitland and the Hunter Valley

Branches Of Healing is here to help heal on multiple levels; mind, body and spirit, one individual. To help heal the sick and injured. To calm the stressed, depressed and anxious. To eliminate unwanted habits and to help redirect people back to their rightful, fun loving, successful life paths. All this is achieved through healing modalities such as Reiki, Hypnosis and Meditation.

About Hypnosis

 

Hypnosis is, perhaps, one of the most misunderstood and controversial methods of psychological treatment. The myths and misconceptions that surround hypnotherapy mostly stem from people’s ideas about stage hypnotism. The truth is that stage hypnotism is essentially a theatrical performance and has about as much in common with bona fide clinical hypnosis as many Hollywood movies have with real life.

The fact is, however, that hypnosis is a genuine psychological phenomenon that has valid uses in clinical practice.  Simply put, hypnosis is a state of highly focused attention or concentration, often associated with relaxation, and heightened suggestibility.  While under hypnosis (i.e., in a hypnotic trance), it seems many people are much more open to helpful suggestions than they usually are.

The positive suggestions that people are given while hypnotized are referred to as “post hypnotic suggestions” because they are intended to take effect after the person emerges from the trance and is no longer under hypnosis.

The suggestions given to people under hypnosis appear to be an important part of the mechanism through which the procedure works. While many people won’t accept or respond to an up-front, direct suggestion, under hypnosis, suggestions seem to get into the mind - perhaps through the “back door” of consciousness where they often germinate and take root as important behavioral or psychological changes.

Contrary to popular belief, people under hypnosis are in total control of themselves and would never do anything they would normally find highly objectionable.

Also, it’s a fact that not everyone is susceptible to hypnosis. Some people seem to possess a trait called “hypnotisability” that, like other traits, varies greatly among individuals. To be successfully hypnotized, a person must want to undergo the process voluntarily and also possess at least a moderate degree of hypnotisability.

Even highly hypnotisable people may not benefit from hypnotherapy, and a single session of hypnosis usually does not produce lasting results. Often, a person will have to undergo a series of hypnotic procedures to reinforce whatever constructive suggestions may be given.

The most frequent clinical uses of hypnosis include: breaking bad habits, overcoming insomnia, recalling forgotten experiences, and as an anesthetic for managing pain.

Copyright by Clifford N. Lazarus, Ph.D.

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