When someone says the word ‘hypnosis’, there are likely one of a handful of images that arise in your head. Perhaps you have seen hypnosis shows, where a hypnotist selects people from an audience to be hypnotized on stage for entertainment purposes. Or, perhaps you first thought of the stereotypical use of a clock, swinging from side to side in order as you become “very sleepy”. No matter what image popped into your mind, we all have preconceived ideas of what being hypnotized may be like.
However, what if we began to shift those ideas to recognize that the same tool that may lead someone on a stage to walk and cluck like a chicken could also be used to help people heal from their past and grow deeper into their truest self. After all, it is all about suggestion and the power of the mind.