Who Can Be Hypnotized?

Most people can be hypnotized. Different people go into hypnosis in different ways. Part of the hypnotist’s job is to identify what specific approach will work best for each client.
There is a common (but false) idea that those with a ‘strong will’ cannot be hypnotized. It has been shown that intelligent people can be hypnotized more quickly because they have greater access to their imagination, can become highly focused, and can follow instructions. By intelligent, we aren’t talking about how much you know. We are referring more to the ability to learn. In fact, those with an extremely low intelligence are not good candidates for hypnosis.

The two most important prerequisites for hypnosis clients:
1.average or above average intelligence
2.willingness to participate.

When a client feels safe, all questions have been answered, and there is a rapport and trust with the hypnotist, a positive experience can be enjoyed. Some wonder why an initial consultation and session at Quiet Time Hypnosis can last up to ninety minutes. Although it doesn’t always require such a lengthy visit, I feel it’s crucial to never make a new client feel rushed. Clients at Quiet Time Hypnosis range from age four up to ninety two!

WHY Does Hypnosis Work So Fast?

Many people wonder:
WHY does the use of hypnosis work so much more quickly than other approaches??

Here’s why:
Traditional type approaches to problems typically use the conscious mind.

A study of psychotherapy literature by
Alfred A. Barrios, Ph.D. revealed the following
recovery rates:

Psychoanalysis: 38% recovery after 600 sessions
Behavior Therapy: 72% recovery after 22 sessions
Hypnosis: 93% recovery after 6 sessions
– American Health Magazine, vol.7

When using the conscious mind (Psychoanalysis and Behavior Therapy) ideas must be repeated many times because
the conscious mind only occupies 5-10% of our minds. The subconscious mind, which is up to 95%, acts more like a storage cabinet of thoughts, beliefs and habits. Using the process of hypnosis allows us to access the larger portion of our minds to create changes. It’s not that any approach is ‘better’ than another. Hypnosis simply tends to work more quickly to create changes. Hypnosis is a safe, natural and highly effective modality. Multiple sessions are often necessary, but the amount of time spent using this approach is not nearly the commitment as other processes. For more information about the remarkable process of hypnosis: www.qthypnosis.com

“Inner Beauty”

What is Inner Beauty?

If you’ve spent some time in a dressing room at any local mall, you’ve heard common complaints, “This dress was made for someone taller.” “These lumps on my thighs have to go.” ” A personal favorite, “My curves are just too much for this style.”

Thanks to brilliant marketing, our contemporary culture has encouraged women to define beauty from the physical aspects. We frequently think about hairstyles, fashion, and products for our skin. For a few moments, I encourage a different kind of thinking. What if we examine the quality of our own thoughts and relate this to beauty?
I call it Inner Beauty.

Positive inner dialog (also known as self-talk), on a consistent basis, can support goals of Inner Beauty. Here’s some easy, yet powerful thoughts to begin with: ”I am enough.” “I love myself exactly as I am.” “I’m beautiful.”

All behaviors begin with thoughts. Some of the thoughts are conscious. We are completely aware of these thoughts. Some are buried deep within the subconscious mind. It’s very possible to train this powerful portion of the subconscious mind to be remarkably supportive. When mindfulness is included in our daily lives our thoughts can be intentionally re-directed to shift our behaviors. When we believe that, “I am enough,” for example, we can release the need to become a people pleaser. Have you ever said yes to a request for the simple reason you didn’t want to disappointment someone? Try pleasing yourself by saying no once in a while. Oh, the freedom!

Here’s a little trick that combines outer and inner beauty. Wear dangly earrings. Go ahead and pick a pair you love, but make sure they move around a bit. Each time you shift your head, your earrings will jiggle. Use this movement as a clear and physical reminder that what’s between your ears is what counts. Shift your thoughts, as needed through the day.

Inner Beauty is achieved by becoming mindful about our own thoughts, words and actions.We can choose our thoughts in the same way we select our clothes. If you don’t like it, back on the rack it goes! When we begin to cultivate a mind filled with positivity and love, the results will truly shine through. The shift in behaviors happens organically. This typically will include some major gratitude. Once we begin treating ourselves with loving kindness,we can easily acknowledge our value. This leads to feeling thankful.

Here’s your challenge for Autumn: Treat yourself in the same manner you treat those that you truly love. Sit back and see your own Inner Beauty shine through! And, don’t forget your earrings.

Roald Dahl says it best: “A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”

Four CraZy and Effective Ways to be in the PRESENT MOMENT

Four CraZy and Effective Ways to be in the PRESENT MOMENT

By Patti Sapp M.Ed, CHT

It’s common to look forward to the future. As a matter of fact, most adults

are continuously thinking about whatever may be next. Some call it ‘Destination

Addiction. For others, thoughts of the past control our minds. Regrets are common.

Life, however is happening NOW. At this very moment. Don’t let the good stuff that will be our

memories when we’re are in our golden years slip by.

How can we train ourselves to be in the present moment? Try these techniques:

1. Watch a Child

Children are always in the present. Toddlers, especially, are full of wonder and curiosity. Learn from the little ones in your life. Do this as often as you are able. You might start giggling more often.

2.   Hold an Ice Cube

It’s nearly impossible to hold an ice cube and be distracted by other thoughts. Try it. It allows you to practice being in the present moment. Can you hold it until it melts? Then apply it to other situations in order to give your full attention to whatever is happening.

3.  Grounding

Find a place that has dirt or grass. It can be at a local park, a patch of grass by a parking lot or your own backyard. Take off your shoes. Close your eyes. Stand or walk slowly in quiet meditation. You’ll love it!

4.  Wake Up in Gratitude

When you open your eyes each morning, make it a practice to think of whatever you’re thankful for. List (in writing if you wish) a few thoughts. Always begin your day this way and see how it changes your life.

Hypnosis Myths and FACTS

Get the Facts about Hypnosis

Myth: Intelligent people can’t be hypnotized.

FACT: Quite the contrary, studies suggest that people of above average intelligence who are capable of concentrating and who have anactive imagination get the best results. The process is used by children, teens and adults.

Myth: Hypnosis is sleep.

FACT: People appear to be asleep when they’re hypnotised because their eyes are closed and they’re peaceful. A high level of alpha waves on an EEG show that a hypnotised person is awake, alert and very responsive.

Myth: Hypnotists control minds.

FACT: The process of hypnosis allows the client to control their OWN mind. The results are the ability to replace habits, manage weight, reduce stress, release fears and many other positive changes.

Myth; Hypnosis is a new age invention.

FACT:  The term “hypnosis” has been around since the 1840s, but healers began using this technique, or some form of it, centuries earlier. There are records of hypnosis going back 2,500 years in ancient China and Egypt. The process has remained popular because it’s safe,natural and highly effective.

Myth: Only a physician can use hypnosis.

FACT: Any motivated adult can train to be a Certified Hypnotist. It is strongly suggested that in-person classes with adequate guidance and hands-on practice be the route to become certified. Train with an instructor that also runs a thriving practice. Local classes are now forming in Ellicott City, Maryland. www.qthypnosis.com, 443-812-6530

Top Reasons To 
Become a Hypnotherapist

By Patti Sapp, CH

Have you ever thought about becoming a hypnotherapist?  In our expanding universe of information, there has been more interest and support for hypnotherapy, and now might be the time.  There are a lot of reasons that hypnotherapy is a great field – it’s rewarding and makes a difference.

Many people in the health field can become a certified hypnotist and earn a full or part time income.  In essence it gives you the ability to have your own practice or work for another practice.

Plus, if you are involved in another helping profession and want to have an additional tool, hypnotherapy can be a great complementary therapy you can offer.

With the skills of a hypnotherapist, you can help yourself or friends, and family members using hypnosis.

Being a certified hypnotist gives you the ability to open your own holistic business and serve your community.

Most hypnotists find a niche, or a special area of interest.  Here are some of the most common specialties in the field of hypnosis:

  • Stress Reduction
  • Fertility Support
  • Increase Confidence
  • Pain Management
  • Sports Performance
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Insomnia
  • Weight Management
  • Test Anxiety
  • Public Speaking

Although the services provided by a certified hypnotist do not replace physician visits, the benefits can be remarkable. The process of hypnosis is becoming increasingly popular because it’s safe, natural and can be highly effective.