Hypnosis Q&A


Did you know:  A Comparison Study from American Health Magazine reported the following findings from a recent study by Alfred Barrios PhD.

Psychoanalysis- 38% recovery after 600 sessions Behavior Therapy- 72% recovery after 22 sessions Hypnotherapy- 93% recovery after 6 sessions

Q. How is Hypnosis used during a session?

A. Hypnosis is a method used to access one’s own unique levels of consciousness. The

technique that I use leads to an “Alert Trance” state. This means that clients are fully

aware of their surroundings during the session and can remember everything that happens

after returning to their normal conscious state. Because a client is a full participant

during the trance (communicating, motor skills in tact, emotionally able to release) the

potential for healing is tremendous.

Q. What is Alchemy?

A. Alchemy has traditionally been associated with the transmutation of base metals into

gold. The ancient Alchemists made it clear in their writings that the substance of their

transformation was the human soul. Their goal was the transmutation of the base metals

of human emotions and instincts (or the “Shadow Self”) within the subconscious mind,

into the gold of self-realization.

Q. So what is Alchemic Hypnotherapy?

A. By the process of hypnotherapy clients are able to access their own subconscious,

not only allowing themselves an opportunity to heal and embrace parts of themselves

that they may have repressed, but it also provides a gateway into higher consciousness

allowing the highest parts of them to guide the session.

Q. Where does Alchemical Hypnotherapy come from?

A. Alchemical Hypnotherapy synthesizes techniques from many modern schools of

Transpersonal Hypnotherapy and Psychology. It includes Gestalt, Regression Therapy,

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Psychosynthesis, and Shamanism, with the

ancient science of Alchemy as translated and channeled to the modern world by Dr. Carl

Jung. Carl Jung, himself, had a spirit guide who he discovered at the age of 3 named,


Q. How does an Alchemic Hypnotherapy session work?

A. Alchemic Hypnotherapy relies upon the unique spiritual guides of the client. In

tandem with the therapist, the guides that spontaneously appear (whether they are seen

as a part of the client themselves or in the form of spirit) help with the protection and

direction that best allows for the safe and loving revelation of the client’s inner truth.

Q. How does Hypnotherapy use the Subconscious?

A. The subconscious mind controls all our emotions, our self-esteem, our beliefs, our

immune system, and our bodies as a whole. It is filled with all the mysteries of the

universe, and is virtually limitless in its abilities. An Alchemical or Transformative

Hypnotherapy session will help you to release old patterns and beliefs from your life,

heal your body and mind, and reconnect you with your true self in order to fully embrace

the life you desire. With the help of your own spiritual guides which you will have

discovered during the first portion of your session, you will never be led to any trauma

or information that could lead to further dysfunction. You are an active participant and

no harm can come to you during this process. In a nutshell, you will be guided from the

very best within you and will not experience a scenario without the tools to transform and

heal yourself.

Q. Can hypnotherapy assist with physical healing?

A. How hypnosis works as a primary clinical method, is through contacting the

subconscious mind. The subconscious mind is the part of the mind that controls your

emotions, self-esteem, beliefs, immune system, and your body. Out of the subconscious,

patterns are formed in feeling or belief. These conditioned patterns contribute to the

disease or condition you are suffering. They underlie the behaviors you are engaged

in that are self-destructive and sabotage your health. Hypnosis through the assistance

of your therapist is a process of discovering these patterns and their root cause. They

accelerate this process by guiding you through gentle relaxing states, sort of like

daydreaming. Through hypnotic inductions assisted by your therapist you can learn how

to heal yourself. In this alert trance state you will learn to empower yourself, discover

the meaning of an illness or behavior, learn what lesson it has for you, and consciously

and lovingly release it. It often requires going back to a time when the cause of the pain

and suffering began. It is a natural strategy for exploration. The onset of symptoms and

unwanted behaviors are simply indicators that something underneath wants to be healed

and restored to wholeness. So, ultimately your needs can be met in a healthy way by

restoring the mind/body connection, so healing can take place.


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