– Roger Moore
Seattle hypnosis and clinical hypnotherapy offers you cutting edge medical hypnosis for your health and wellness. At Hypnosis Seattle you can learn self hypnosis to achieve your goals. Roger Moore is a Certified Counselor and Registered Hypnotherapist offering counseling and hypnosis services in Seattle, on Bainbridge Island and across the U.S. and in several countries via Skype.
In my Seattle hypnosis office new clients often wonder if they can be hypnotized. The easy answer is: Yes hypnosis can work for you if you want it to. You see, it’s not really whether you are hypnotically susceptible, everyone is. The real question is: Are you receptive to hypnosis?
Modern day methods and applications of hypnosis have made it a trusted and valued discipline of the healing arts, social sciences and human services. Old-time myths and misconceptions about hypnosis treatment have given way to allow for responsible professional uses that have been a major benefit to thousands of people for many years.
The use of hypnosis was approved for medical use in 1958, and is now being taught at major universities and respected learning institutions across the country. Hypnosis has proven applications in medicine, dentistry, psychology, obstetrics, counseling, law enforcement, habit management, pain control and in virtually every area of education. Major hospitals are now including hypnotherapists on their staffs. I have been practicing hypnosis in Seattle since 1997.
You may have seen passing through Seattle a hypnosis stage show with instant hypnosis inductions and all sorts of theatrical tricks with people walking like ducks and so on. Or you may have heard about conversational hypnosis and hypnosis mind control, but here’s the deal: YOU ARE ALWAYS IN CONTROL. No hypnotherapist can make you do anything you don’t want to do! Even if you are in a deep hypnosis trance.
In the September 27, 2006 issue of Newsweek magazine, Dr. David Spiegel of Stanford University School of Medicine, wrote: “One of the interesting ironies about hypnosis is that old fantasy that it takes away control. It’s actually a way of enhancing people’s control, of teaching them how to control aspects of their body’s function and sensation that they thought they couldn’t.”
There are unlimited applications for hypnosis in self-improvement for both personal and business use. Celebrities are well known for using hypnosis to stop smoking. Professional, Olympic and collegiate athletes use self-hypnosis to enhance concentration and performance. More and more sports teams employ their own hypnotists and even provide training to their players in sports hypnosis techniques. Jan, a Seattle-area tri-athlete, successfully used self-hypnosis for style correction, speed and strength. She reported back to me that she exceeded her time goals.
The use of hypnosis help in sports has been around for hundreds of years. In the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, the Russian Olympic team took no less than 11 hypnotists to develop mental clarity and help the athletes with visualization. In hypnosis it is possible to communicate with the unconscious mind in order to promote healing or even speed up a slow metabolism. You can use hypnosis to create new conditioned responses as well as to change your perceptions of things like food and exercise. Repeated reinforcement makes it last.
Never in recorded history has there ever been any danger linked to hypnosis. Hypnosis is fun, feels good, and is relaxing and beneficial.
Often clients may not even feel hypnotized. Hypnosis is so normal and so natural and so familiar that when we go into trance it just feels like the same old thing that we have done before, even in deep trance. For most clients, a light trance is all that is necessary to obtain results.
Almost everyone experiences a light state of hypnosis several times throughout an average day. Driving in heavy Seattle traffic often puts us into highway hypnosis–a daydream state we all experience.
You drive your car subconsciously while your thoughts are somewhere else. If you’ve ever lost track of time while watching TV or listening to music you may have been in light hypnosis. The advertising industry counts on it. When you are listening intently to someone with rapt attention, you are in trance.
Many people come to a hypnotherapist thinking there is something about trance that is different than their normal state of consciousness, but this simply is not the case. A light trance feels no different from relaxation. No matter how deep into trance one goes, there is a feeling of familiarity.
Do not expect to feel hypnotized. Do expect to feel relaxed.
You can find Roger Moore’s Counseling and Hypnotherapy LLC’s Seattle office conveniently located in the heart of downtown Seattle in the Medical Dental Building at 509 Olive Way, Suite 1532. (Also on Bainbridge Island)