December 6, 2023
Have you ever gone to a magic show where the magician hypnotized someone from the audience? The magician tells the person to do something embarrassing like, “I want you to quack like a duck.”
The whole time it’s happening, you can’t help but think – “No way will I ever let anyone hypnotize me. I’ll probably do something embarrassing and won’t remember it!”
After an experience like this, your reaction is perfectly understandable. Your fears about hypnosis (and, by extension, hypnotherapy) are probably worse after all the inaccurate portrayals of it in the media.
Don’t worry. My clients have this same reaction, too!
So when I introduce them to a powerful and effective therapy technique called Depth Hypnosis, they usually have quite a few questions for me:
The short answer? No, you won’t “quack like a duck.”
I know how scary and uncomfortable it is to try a new therapy approach – one that feels out of your control. So I want to offer some reassurance by explaining more about Depth Hypnosis and how the “hypnosis” part really works.
Depth Hypnosis was developed by Dr. Isa Gucciardi. Like many of us, she wanted to work through her trauma and past experiences. However, she failed to find a suitable therapy approach that helped her process all of her thoughts and emotions.¹
This integrative technique empowers you to heal yourself and trust your inner guide during the healing process. It’s particularly effective when addressing the root causes of imbalance and distress within your being.¹ The goal is to help you gain a deeper understanding of yourself and your experiences.
While this is a powerful technique, it can be scary to try a therapeutic approach that uses hypnotherapy. So let’s start with understanding the essence of hypnosis.
Hypnosis is often shrouded in mystery – especially with TV shows like The Mentalist that skew the truth about it.
The process of hypnosis involves inducing a trance-like state. This allows you to focus and concentrate intensely. But contrary to popular belief, you’re not unconscious or asleep. Nor can you be coerced to act against your will. You have to want to be hypnotized – or it won’t work.
In this deeply relaxed state, your mind becomes more open to positive suggestions and changes. According to the American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, during hypnosis, the brain’s theta waves (associated with deep relaxation and meditation) are dominant.²
Mental health professionals (like me) use it as part of their hypnotherapy practices – which is simply hypnosis combined with talk therapy. This is when hypnosis is especially effective.
But how do you reach this relaxed state? There are a few different types of hypnosis techniques that many professionals use.
To get into a relaxed, hypnotic state, you first have to quiet your mind. Then you can focus on your present self and inner world – and ignore any distracting people or sounds around you.
While there are many techniques that can help you achieve a hypnosis state, many professionals use common ones like:
These techniques help you focus and shut down your conscious mind. So you can open up your unconscious mind to change and transformation.
No matter which technique you use, you’re in control the whole time. But let’s explore how hypnosis affects your state of mind for a better understanding of it.
If you choose to undergo hypnosis, you’re simply put in a state where you experience:
And what you may not realize – hypnosis is a natural state of mind that everyone has experienced in one form or another.
Have you ever been so engrossed in a book that you blocked out all the sounds around you? Or driven home along a familiar route on “autopilot” and barely remembered the journey?
That’s the same state of mind as when you’re hypnotized. You’re simply more connected with your inner self. So you can:
This is all a vital part of your healing, personal growth, and transformation process. And over time, the effects of hypnosis can lead to positive changes in your health.
In short: Yes, hypnosis is a safe and effective tool. When used as part of hypnotherapy, it’s a legitimate therapeutic technique recognized by medical and psychological associations worldwide.³
It isn’t a form of entertainment or mind control – as sometimes portrayed in popular media. It’s a clinical tool used by licensed professionals (like me) to treat various psychological and physical conditions. It helps:
You can use hypnosis to reframe your thought patterns from a place of relaxation and calmness. And according to The Cleveland Clinic, hypnosis does that – by helping you alter your perceptions, sensations, emotions, thoughts, or behavior.⁴
Depth Hypnosis is recognized as an effective therapeutic model for addressing a wide range of issues, from emotional distress to spiritual crises.
A spiritual counselor (like me) guides you into a meditative, hypnotic state. I create a safe and supportive environment for exploration and change – so you create a deeper connection with your subconscious mind. This helps you discover insights and solutions that are inaccessible in your normal waking state.
With Depth Hypnosis, you can:
This technique is so powerful because it goes beyond traditional hypnotherapy. It incorporates spiritual and shamanic elements for a more comprehensive healing experience.
At its core, Depth Hypnosis empowers individuals to bring about positive changes in their lives through self-awareness and inner transformation.
Many people associate hypnosis with embarrassment and discomfort. But this is a misconception influenced by the media. In reality, hypnosis is a valuable, safe, and effective therapeutic tool – especially when used during hypnotherapy.
During these hypnotherapy sessions, many professionals use hypnosis to help people with mental, emotional, and physiological conditions. The goal is to enter a meditative, trance-like state where the mind is more open to change.
Depth Hypnosis takes this further because it’s a holistic approach that addresses the root cause of issues – down to the soul level. It combines elements of hypnotherapy with energy medicine and psychology – making it a powerful tool for treating emotional and spiritual imbalances.
So if you’re navigating major life transitions or seeking a deeper understanding of yourself, I encourage you to connect with me today. I can guide you toward a life of balance and growth using Depth Hypnosis.