Hypnosis is a tool with which we can resuscitate specific emotions, give a clearer frame to our past memories and become consciously objective towards a certain behaviour pattern or our reaction to a given situation. The experience of Hypnosis is singular and particular to each of us, and not easily defined.
For some of us it’s a state of altered consciousness, for some it’s comparable to a state between wakefulness and lucidity, for others it can be like the feeling of coming back to a simple and constructive psycho-physical state.
The person that is in trance or goes into a hypnotic state, is able to perceive, see and obtain an objective perspective on what is important and in what way, in this specific moment of his/her life, and what is not.
How does Hypnosis work?
Through the techniques of induction and trance, the person is accompanied into Hypnosis utilising exercises of relaxation that are tied to breath work. Asking your body, your emotions to let go and relax as much as it is possible for you; asking your mind to let go, after having acknowledged the thoughts that are flying around in your head, we ask if it’s possible to put them aside for the moment being and to get back to these thoughts once the Session has ended. In fact, the conscious mind, even if it’s constantly active, it’s of limited use during the session it self. During the hypnosis session the primary task is that of working on multiple aspects, not only with the subconscious mind.
Our subconscious is the part we use daily during hours of sleep, during our moments of complete relaxation. It represents our emotional baggage and the deepest source to our memories, it conditions and acts in our lives, but it isn’t capable of distinguishing or giving the specific judgement required between recognising right from wrong. It will always search and find the most adaptable solution for us to face the situation presented in that moment.
If we reverse the concept, the subconscious isn’t always aware of what is going on and risks to push us towards certain mechanisms that aren’t always useful.
By getting back in touch with this part of ourselves, it permits us to make decisions and choices that are based on a more objective and lucid point of view.
In our practice we believe that each individual has the best resources and answers within him/her - self and that hypnosis is an instrument that can help us find these answers. After having worked with hypnosis the person remerges into a state of conscious wakefulness.
What kinds of people can undergo hypnosis?
Different people from different backgrounds and life experiences come to us to work with hypnosis and other techniques. Very often we have proof that remembering an event in a detached manner, to gain an objective perspective and lesson, can be more useful than not. It’s not necessary to relive the memory, but it’s useful to understand objectively what happened, how we felt about it in that moment and what was our reaction to the event.
Sometimes it can be simply more productive to feel an emotion that has been missing from our day to day life.
Finding peace again, tranquillity, vitality and serenity, even if just for a moment, is an excellent starting point to then work on ourselves and bring these sensations with us in our every day life experience.
Our subconscious has an extraordinary power to understand was is useful for the subject in that moment not only to feel better, but also to live in the best way, with wellness.
Hypnosis is also a way to discover and rediscover aspects of ourselves, our identity and the direction we are going towards.
We are able to understand our true inner roots, and that will make it easier to understand why we get mixed up in certain situations and why we have certain action and reaction patterns.
It’s a way through which we can understand our relation to others, understand the dynamics we have built, our inner patterns and needs. A way to shed light and have transparency and objectivity towards ourselves, how we live our lives, our work, our relationships, our dreams, our desires and our needs.
What is the duration of the therapy?
The duration of treatment with Hypnotherapy varies based on the reason that led the person to seek a session. In our practice we believe a person shouldn’t be in therapy for years, what we have found is that one can come for a session or more, in the arch of time of one or two months and then they come back for a session after 6 months, to integrate and reinforce the work done so far, or to work on a new theme that has emerged.
Some people that come for distant areas, given their geographic situation, decide to work with us for consecutive days, giving them more time and space to gain perspective and integrate. In general our appointments last from 90 minutes up to 3 hours, depending on the reason for the session and the kind of hypnosis with which we decide to work.