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Could Hypnosis Work for Me?

Aug 31, 2018 11:40PM

by Shana Rosenthal, Certified Consulting Hypnotist 

There are many misconceptions surrounding hypnosisthe image of a swinging watch and the chant, “You are feeling sleepy...very sleepy,” is regretfully what springs to mind whenever most people hear the word “hypnosis.” Or it is associated with people being made to participate humiliating activities such as clucking like a chicken or sucking on lemons.  

However, true hypnosis not a frivolous party trick or mumbo jumbo. It offers the real opportunity to change lives by re-wiring the brain into letting go of harmful habits such as cigarettes or overeating, and this practice can help free people from crippling fears and worries 

Nevertheless, it is first advisable to ask, “Will hypnosis work for me?”' if you’re thinking about trying it out for yourself. With so many myths surrounding this practice, it is important to learn the truth about a hypnotic approach and how it can bring powerful changes to your life. 


What makes it work? 

The hypnotist can help eliminate unhealthy attitudes or behaviors by using suggestions and imagery to re-wire the subconscious. Unlike the conscious mind, which only remembers a modest amount of experiences, the subconscious takes note of everything without our awareness. Hypnosis functions by gaining access to these concealed memories or ideas in order to create new, more favorable beliefs and habits. 

The stereotypical belief is that hypnosis involves sending the participant into a deep sleep. However, what really transpires is that you can be directed into a significantly focused but relaxed state of mind. Since hypnosis is a 100% natural process, it gives you the ability to open a door to innumerable possibilities for self-exploration and permanent change. 

Entering into the state of hypnosis allows access to your unique thoughts and experiences in ways that are not usually available. With the guidance of a trained professional, it is possible to develop innate abilities that enable desired changes in your thoughts, feelings and behaviors. The state of hypnosis allows changes to be made purposefully and automatically. These changes that could not ordinarily be made in this conscious mind. 


What are the actual benefits? 

So many people have experienced beneficial life changes by using a hypnotic approach for problems with habits, weight, worry, fear, lack of sleep, confidence and more. Numerous celebrities have also benefited from visiting a hypnotist for a variety of problems including Matt Damon, Simon Cowell, Ellen DeGeneres, Ben Affleck, Winston Churchill, David Beckham and Jackie Kennedy. 

Although a hypnotic approach might have just recently acquired widespread awareness, it is not a new technique. In face, at the end of the nineteenth century, a commissioned study by the British Medical Association found that “hypnotism is frequently effective in relieving pain, procuring sleep and alleviating many functional ailments.” Even Einstein used a hypnotic approach to sharpen his own genius! 

With over 100 years of positive regard and the backing of numerous individuals and celebrities, hypnosis offers a tried-and-tested, drug-free, natural and highly beneficial option for a broad range of challenges. Don’t wait—schedule an appointment today and take the first step toward a happier future. 


Shana Rosenthal is a Certified Consulting Hypnotist, Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner and Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner. She is also Stress Management Certified and operates her caring, friendly clinic at Four Pillars, guiding clients to make profound improvements in their lives. She teaches powerful tools that enables her clients to overcome their issues, enabling self-empowerment, control and ultimately relief. Four Pillars is located at 8209 Natures Way, Suite 221, Lakewood Ranch. For more information, call 941-373-3955, email [email protected] or visit 



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