What is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is a way to relax and calm your mind, body, and emotions in order to enter a focused state where unhealthy habits and challenges can be explored and transformed.
During hypnotherapy, you are given an opportunity to:
– Gain insights into unwanted habits and behaviors
– Get beyond limiting blocks
– Move toward your personal and professional goals
Think of your mind as consisting of two parts — the conscious and the unconscious. Your conscious mind operates within your awareness and on a surface level. By contrast, your unconscious mind operates outside of your conscious awareness and below the surface.
Hypnotherapy addresses your challenges and behaviors at a deep, unconscious level — below the surface — to transform issues from the inside out. During the hypnotherapy process, Trina will teach you how to relax into a trance state.
What Does a “Trance State” Feel Like?
Relaxed and focused states, sometimes referred to as trances, are natural occurrences that are often experienced in everyday life.
For example, have you ever been on a highway and missed the exit? If so, you were probably experiencing a highway trance. In addition, becoming absorbed in a good book, a lovely piece of music, or a daydream can be an expression of a trance state.
TV trances are also common occurrences when someone is focusing deeply on what he or she is watching. When children are in “TV trances,” they may not respond to hearing their names called because they are so focused and absorbed in whatever they’re watching.
Trance states in hypnotherapy vary in depth to fit your comfort and desire. Trina is trained in a method that is interactive and follows an Empowerment Model.
Honoring this approach, Trina serves as a facilitator to empower you on your path toward your goals — and you are always in control.
During your hypnotherapy session, you will be relaxed, although not asleep.
At times, during hypnotherapy, you may feel like
you’re in a “delicious daydream.”
Your concentration and awareness may become heightened, allowing you to notice sounds, scents, and visuals that are part of your experience. Even though your eyes will be closed, you will be speaking and connecting with Trina throughout your entire hypnotherapy experience.
And just so you know, many of Trina’s clients, after completing their first hypnotherapy sessions, express surprise at how deeply relaxed they felt and say that they wanted to stay longer in the “peaceful place” that they accessed.
How Can Hypnotherapy Be Useful?
Undesirable habits such as emotional eating, smoking, and nail biting, can be addressed through hypnotherapy by exploring under the surface of the behavior. The triggers, and any underlying negative core beliefs, are identified. After exploring below the surface of an issue, self-defeating behaviors often lose their intense hold on a person. As a result, the person then moves toward replacing negative behaviors with positive ones.
Here is a list of issues or habits that hypnotherapy often addresses:
- Stress and anxiety
- Phobias (flying, needles/shots…)
- Cigarette smoking
- Overeating (weight loss)
- Test anxiety
- Fear of public speaking
- Challenging life transitions: Job change, relationship ending, empty nest, retirement…
- Performance anxiety or stage fright
- Low self-esteem
- Grief and loss
In addition to addressing fears, issues, or habits that aren’t serving us, hypnotherapy can be a tool to attract and affirm POSITIVE OUTCOMES in our lives. For example:
- Increase confidence at work and at home
- Open up to abundantly receiving love, joy, money, success…
- Heighten creativity
In her beautiful Walnut Creek Office, Trina provides a supportive and compassionate environment where you gain insights into established patterns of behaviors, move through blocks, and head toward your personal and professional goals.
Contact Trina today for a relaxing hypnotherapy appointment—
or if you have questions, schedule a free 15-minute consultation.