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Hypnosis is a natural state of focus, absorption, and receptivity. It has been utilized by cultures through out time though music, dance, story telling, and the use of altered states to restore the body, mind, and soul. Natural states of hypnosis & absorption are experienced when you are driving and forget to think about where you are going, or when you lose yourself in a thought, memory, or in a movie or book. That sense of "losing one's self" is the relaxing of the critical mind. The subconscious mind then becomes open to suggestions.
We also enter this state anytime we are overwhelmed or stressed - when our thoughts and environments may not be our best. Thus, environmental hypnosis often leaves us open to negative suggestions. We become hyper-suggestible to the ideas around us, and also to the thoughts in our own head. With all the negative hypnoses we might have picked up over the years, it makes sense that we might not have the best feelings about our selves and the world around us.
hypnotherapy - or the formal use of hypnosis - could be described as de-hypnosis. It is the process of becoming free from the inaccurate or no longer helpful beliefs about ourselves and the world as well as the behaviors that went along with them. We can then consciously decide what sorts of beliefs, feelings, and knowings that we would like to have in our subconscious, reclaiming the power of our mind.
A hypnotherapy session is similar to talk therapy or coaching sessions with the addition of the powerful tool of hypnosis to skillfully involve the subconscious mind and nervous system. Topics can range from habit change and self-improvement - like weight loss, test preparation, or improving your business - to metaphysical explorations through imagery or past lives. Whatever it is that you want to address, you have probably had the experience of having all the motivation and desire in the world, but feeling blocked, or like a piece is missing. That is where the power of hypnosis comes in - helping to make change deeper than the cognitive mind, integrating it through the subconscious, body, and nervous system.
Contrary to common misconceptions, we stay fully aware and in control while in hypnosis. You can talk, open your eyes, and come out at anytime - in fact, given the concept of de-hypnosis - "waking yourself up" might be one of the most valuable skills you learn. Hypnosis is not mind-reading and won't cause you to say or remember things that you do not wish to. It is also not a sort of therapy that requires long-term weekly sessions. You use it just as you need and desire. The purpose is to return you to your own power and knowing. You may feel many things, or you may not feel like much has taken place at all, but you will likely emerge feeling more relaxed, energized, more confident, and more clear.
Laura Fuller, MA is currently in practice in office space in Tarzana, West Los Angeles, and is available world wide via Skype. Please call with any questions or to schedule a session 310)753-3386. Sessions are $150 to $100 sliding scale. There is currently a discount for West LA sessions of $75 - you may purchase up to 3 sessions at this rate. If you would like to purchase discounted sessions, click here.
Combining hypnotherapy with other training, Laura specialized in recovery from addiction, trauma, LGBT affirmation therapy, and self-image in addition to goal achievement of any kind.