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How and Why Hypnosis Works

“If you can shift your thinking you can change your life.” – Wil Dieck I’ve been a professional Master NLP Practitioner and hypnotherapist practicing in San Diego since 2005. During that time thousands of people have asked me “Can Neuro Linguistic Programming and hypnosis techniques really work to _____?” My answer is over human history hypnosis has been used by billions of people and continues to work for millions today. I have seen its powerful results for thousands of my San Diego Clients in many different types of situations. While the use of Neuro Linguistic Programming techniques is not as well documented as those of hypnosis, there is a good deal of evidence that points to its effectiveness also (you just have to go further than Wikipedia for good data). What this means is that when working with an experienced hypnotherapist there is a very good chance that using hypnosis and Neuro Linguistic Programming techniques will probably work for you too. What Studies Have Found Over the past 30 or so years, there have been hundreds of studies that have shown how the power hypnosis can be used to create amazing changes in your life. Here’s a List of Things Hypnosis and Neuro Linguistic Programming Techniques have been used for: Relaxation to Reduce Anxiety & Stress Alleviate Minor to Moderated Depression Help Develop Better Eating and Exercise Choices for Weight Loss Hypnosis is Well Documented for Smoking Cessation Creating good Sleeping Patterns and Improved Sleep Pain Management Eliminate Fears & Phobias (Neuro Linguistic Programming techniques have been found very useful in these situations) Awaken Your Creativity Create Abundance and Prosperity


Improve Your Self Confidence (Neuro Linguistic Programming techniques have been found very useful in these situations) Mental Agility and Memory Improvements Sports Focus and Performance Enhancement Improved Focus and Study Habits Letting go of Issues From Your Past Healing Of Skin Conditions Elimination of Warts Additionally, Hypnosis is Often Used for: Lucid Dreaming Past Life Regression Criminal Investigations to check a witnesses’ testimony Making Shifts in Your Thinking You can use hypnosis and Neuro Linguistic Programming techniques for making shifts in your thinking in just about every area of your life. These subtle shifts in your thinking can help you heal every area of your life, including body, mind, and spirit. Professional hypnotherapists and NLP Practitioners are now finding that the uses for hypnosis and Neuro Linguistic Programming techniques are almost endless and I for one am excited about how these powerful methods will be used to help people make shifts in their thinking and the resulting changes in their lives in the future. How Hypnosis Works "If an elderly but distinguished scientist says that something is possible, he is almost certainly right, but if he says it's impossible, he is very probably wrong." - Arthur C. Clark While there are many theories about how hypnosis and Neuro Linguistic Programming techniques work I believe that the major factor is the belief a person has in the process. Simply put, if a person believes hypnosis and Neuro Linguistic Programming techniques will work, they do. While some people scoff at this idea, it’s actually no different for any type of therapy, whether it is psychological therapy or drug therapy. In order for any therapy to work, you have to believe it will work. This has been proved to be true in thousands of studies for different therapies over the years. I could give you a number of examples but let me just give you one you can check out for yourself on YouTube.


The Power of Belief There’s a show you can watch on YouTube called “I Can Change Your Life" with the UK hypnotist Paul McKenna. In one of his shows he hypnotizes a man diagnosed with a form of hysterical blindness. The man's doctors believed the man had experienced some sort of psychological trauma that had caused his blindness. Those same doctors felt that his eyesight should be working perfectly and could be restored though therapy. During the show the blind man goes through a few hypnosis sessions with Mr. McKenna and, as a result of those hypnosis sessions, the man’s sight returns to a certain extent. His somewhat restored vision allowed him to function much more productively than before his hypnosis sessions. That’s a pretty acceptable outcome as I’m sure you’d agree. That’s Not the End of the Story What’s even more fascinating was that before the program had finished shooting, the man was sent to an eyesight specialist who discovered that the blind man had been wrongly diagnosed. There had in fact been substantial damage done to his ability to see! As far as medical science was concerned this man should not be able to see anything. But through his hypnosis sessions the man’s sight had been dramatically improved. Why? Because both the hypnotherapist and the subject believed that it was possible! That’s the Real Power of Hypnosis The real power of hypnosis is that it helps release a person’s doubts and gives their mind the power to believe. As it says in Mark 9:29 of The Bible, “Then Jesus said to him, 'If you are able?' All things are possible for the one who believes.’" Belief, that’s truly the greatest power there is. It’s done everything for humankind, from building the pyramids to flying to the moon and back. Belief is something you can use the power of hypnosis and Neuro Linguistic Programming techniques to tap in to. It can shift your thinking and change your life, just like so many others before you. So what’s holding you back?


How and Why Hypnosis Works