What is hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a natural state of deep, relaxed concentration. We go in and out of hypnosis all the time - when we're driving a familiar route, when we're watching a really good movie, or when we're daydreaming. In hypnosis sessions, we simply use this natural state to gain access to the subconscious and communicate directly with our belief systems to enact real change.
Does hypnosis work?
Hypnosis works best on issues that you are highly invested in fixing. Because you are able to bypass the critical mind while in a state of hypnosis, you are able to access and reframe subconscious beliefs surrounding an issue.
According to a study by Alfred A. Barrios, traditional talk therapy was compared to hypnosis and it was discovered that having a 600 sessions of talk therapy produced a recovery rate of 38% on the target issue, whereas 6 sessions of hypnosis produced a recovery rate of 93%.
What does hypnosis feel like?
Hypnosis can feel like the moment right before you fall asleep, fuzzy and calm, or it can feel like a deeply focused state of meditation - either way, it is incredibly relaxing. In our modern world, the feeling of relaxing alone can be deeply valuable and healing.
Can hypnosis work for children?
Absolutely! Sharing hypnosis with children is one of my greatest joys, as their capacity for transformation and growth is so vast. Their issues and struggles are newer, and usually not as deeply engrained as those of an adult, meaning they tend to experience healing more easily. Equipping them with the tools to support them to their full potential as they enter the world will help them to move through life and meet challenges as more centered people.
What can hypnosis help with?
Fears and Phobias
And so much more!
While Ashley can help you with any of the above (and beyond!) she specializes in work with fertility, pregnancy, and child development and has specific offerings around those topics.
Individual sessions are available via special request to clients who have previously purchased a package.
Research Source: Barrios, Alfred A. “Hypnotherapy: A Reappraisal,” Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice (1970)