There is a good deal of false information and beliefs about hypnotherapy and hypnosis.
Hypnosis is a shift between left and right brain, a natural process that we all experience every day. Examples of hypnotic states include daydreaming, praying, and sleeping. In hypnotherapy the client is relaxed, fully aware, and able to use his/her whole brain. Why is that important?
Most of us worry from time to time! That can be a normal part of living. However, many struggle with chronic or severe worry and anxiety.
Anxiety effects the brain. As the anxiety increases, it’s like a light is flashing in the brain with the words “THREAT, THREAT, THREAT! The brain responds as it would in “real” danger (such as it would if suddenly a car hurtled towards you). The car is an identifiable fear and threat. Anxiety is a perceived, unclear threat, but to the brain, a threat nonetheless. Our physiology changes as adrenaline is released, heart rate increases, blood pressure goes up, respiration increases, and muscles tighten. The body goes into “fight or flight” mode.