Hypnosis saved my life. I smoked cigarettes for 30+ years. After having tried everything else, I went to one session and quit. I went to a second session to reinforce the first. I have never smoked since.
Afterward, I studied hypnotherapy in Los Angeles and have practiced in San Diego, CA and San Miguel de Allende, MX since 2007.
I strive to make the process easy, effortless, heart-centered and joy-full. I specialize in working with those needing support with -
"I am a true believer in the power of hypnosis and how the simple act of changing your thoughts can change your life. Thank you, Joseph for your support that goes beyond the hypnosis session. You are a gift to all who have the pleasure of working with you." JC, San Diego
Hypnosis is simply a relaxed, naturally occurring state of mind. Hypnosis offers you the opportunity to easily make adjustments to patterns or habits that may have limited your progress in the past.Have you ever been driving your car on the freeway, engrossed in deep thought, and realized that you had missed your exit? Have you ever gotten to the bottom of a page in a book and realized that you have no idea what you just read? These are examples of common hypnotic experiences that we all have every day. The analytical mind eases up for a bit, allowing the unconscious mind to access new and positive ideas.
How does it work?
Hypnosis allows you to contact the subconscious mind directly where we are able to accept change much more readily. The subconscious mind is the control center for autonomic bodily functions, behaviors and emotions as well as the location where we store all of our memories. The conscious mind monitors access to the subconscious and accesses these memories and patterns in order to take action.
Can anyone be hypnotized?
If you are willing to be hypnotized, then you are probably a good candidate. The depth of hypnosis varies with a person’s ability to respond. Those that regularly meditate are more likely to enter into a deeper state of relaxation. If you are not a naturally responsive subject you can improve your receptivity to hypnosis with practice. People with brain damage and those with a very low IQ cannot be hypnotized. Nor can those who are actively psychotic or have other mental health issues.
Is hypnosis medically approved?
Yes! The American Medical Association and the American Psychiatric Association have approved hypnotherapy for use by professionally responsible individuals. The British Medical Association also adopted hypnosis as a viable therapeutic tool in 1954.
Is hypnosis dangerous?
No. The induction of hypnosis is never dangerous to the subject, and most people find it to be amazingly beneficial and relaxing.
Can a person in hypnosis be controlled?
No. It only appears that way in stage hypnosis, where the hypnotist asks for volunteers or picks people out of the crowd that most likely would have been the class clowns in high school. Professional hypnosis is quite different. A hypnotherapist is there to help you with your issues and needs your cooperation with the process. If the hypnotherapist were to give you suggestions that you didn’t agree with or were morally against your beliefs, you would either refuse them or you would stand up and walk out of that session.
Can a person be stuck in hypnosis?
No. When you are in a state of hypnosis, anything alarming or of importance would pop you right out of this state. There is absolutely no danger to you in a state of hypnosis.
How can I best prepare for my hypnosis session?
I often ask clients to complete an intake form before their first session. The form includes such questions as What are you intending to accomplish? What are you intending to create? How will their life be different? Completing the intake requires a bit of self-reflection. Also, before the session it will be helpful for you to begin to imagine or feel what your life will be like once your intention has been accomplished. If you're wanting to have more money in your life, for example, imagine or feel what your life will be like with more freedom and generosity.
Adapted from Quantum Evolution Learning Center