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Our Mission is
to provide our New Orleans Hypnosis clients with services that help
them to create desired and ecological changes in their lives and improve their
wholistic life functioning. Hypnosis techniques are valuable tools
for individuals and organizations to change their behavior. We focus on assisting
organizations and individuals in improving their abilities and outcomes. Understanding
hypnosis and communication skills are vital for business organizations and
If you are interested
in learning more about hypnosis or if you are engaged in a personal
quest of your state of being and perhaps changing some habit or improving
some skill, you may find hypnosis to be a worthwhile experience.
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is a normal and natural state that we all enter into everyday. All hypnosis
is ultimately self-hypnosis and the hypnotherapist acts as a
valuable partner in the process to provide guidance and direction to lengthen
and deepen the natural hypnosis state.
seemed to indicate some people are unhypnotizable were based on research utilizing
standardized approaches which did not take into account the individualistic
nature of hypnosis. We all have the capacity to enter into hypnotic
trance in our own unique way. Various technologies have also been developed
that can induce hypnosis states rapidly and effectively.
Reaching a hypnotic
trance state is a relatively simple process but fully utilizing the power
of hypnotic trance, for desired change and therapy, generally requires the
skill and training of a competent hypnotherapist.
What is Hypnosis?
is simply removing the critical faculty that separates the conscious and unconscious
minds so that a person has access to their full mental capacity. There are
many methods to achieve this outcome. Generally these methods are divided
into the following categories (2):
- The standardized
- The authoritarian
- The Ericksonian
approach emphasizes the subject. This approach assumes hypnotic response
to be a lasting trait with the subject. The hypnotist is able to utilize
this trait with standardized communications that do not change between subjects.
This approach views subjects as either having the ability to be hypnotized
or of not having the ability, independent of the hypnotist's technique.
Experiments carried out with this approach led to the belief that hypnosis
was a trait that some had and others did not. The problem encountered with
this approach is in its use of standardized procedures that do not take into
account human variation and individuality. Different individuals have different
ways in which they most effectively enter trance. The standardized approach
also measures hypnotic response based on external behaviors without
taking into account the experiential nature of the phenomena. Another problem
is that differences in individual susceptibility are alterable and unexplainable
via the standardized approach. This approach inhibits being flexible and adaptable
to changing situations and subject needs and convinces some individuals that
they are unhypnotizable.
approach emphasizes the hypnotist. This approach views the hypnotist
as having special mental powers with which he is able to cause the subject
to become vulnerable to the suggestions of the hypnotist to perform
numerous behaviors. Stage hypnosis is a common example of the use of
this approach. "By focusing on the power of the hypnotist, the authoritarian
approach does not take into account the uniqueness of each subject in terms
of his or her learnings, beliefs, capabilities, and so forth, nor does it
recognize the client's ability to choose how (or whether) to participate in
the hypnotic events" (1987 Gilligan 5). The result of this is that
the authoritarian approach has little value for establishing lasting behavioral
approach emphasizes the cooperative relationship between the subject and hypnotist.
The Ericksonian view also emphasizes that each person is unique, hypnosis
potentiates resources, hypnosis is a system of communicating ideas,
hypnosis is a natural state, change is course corrective rather than
error corrective, each individual's uniqueness can be appreciated on multiple
levels, and the subconscious is able to operate autonomously and generatively.
The Ericksonian operator utilizes the subject's patterns of self-expression
as the foundation for development of hypnosis. The operator follows
and then leads the behavior of the subject into a unique hypnosis experience.
Thus, the Ericksonian cooperative approach is based on utilization, cooperation,
and flexibility. The Ericksonian approach emphasizes the following:
Therapeutic communications should be based on each client's actual patterns
of self-expression, in their beliefs, motivations, symptoms, and behavior.
This requires each use of hypnosis for therapy to begin from a position
of experiential inexperience. This requires the hypnotherapist to learn
and utilize the world-view reality of the client.
is an experiential process of communicating ideas.
Effective hypnosis uses suggestions to produce ideas and distinctions
within a person's map of their reality. The therapist using hypnosis
should identify and utilize the absorbing ideas of the client to develop
their trance. This is experiential participation rather than conceptual
understanding to absorb the client experientially and then guide their attention
have generative resources.
The assumption is made that individuals have all the resources they need
and they have many more abilities than they are consciously aware of. The
hypnotherapist helps the client to learn to use the abilities they already
have within them. This realization occurs from the experiential explorations
of the client that mobilize their resources.
Trance potentiates resources.
Hypnosis allows the deframing of rigid beliefs and permits the reorganization
of fixated systems. These rigid and fixated systems become endless loops
that are demonstrated by repetitive behavior in several channels. Transformational
change is accomplished by hypnotic trance that potentiates resources by
giving an unbiased state that allows for new ways of existing to become
Trance is naturalistic.
Trance states are part of every individual's normal life processes. Hypnosis
intensifies and lengthens the usual experiential involvement of a client
for a specific goal. The naturalistic nature of hypnosis allows it to be
an ideal method for a person to establish deep systemic changes by perceiving
and modifying basic experiential relationships.
course-alignment rather than error-correction.
The hypnosis therapy should focus on meeting the goals and needs
of the present self and not examining and understanding the past. The client's
present learnings and understandings are acknowledged as the foundation
for additional developmental learnings. The client is oriented to their
interests and goals and given opportunities to reach them.
uniqueness may be appreciated on many levels.
Four levels may be examined: the deep self, the unconscious mind, the conscious
mind, and the contents of consciousness. Each individual can be appreciated
as being a unique deep self operating within the unique organizational system
of the unconscious mind and using unique strategies in attempting to reach
goals from the conscious mind and being absorbed at a specific time in the
contents of their consciousness.
processes can operate generatively and autonomously.
This makes a distinction between the unconscious and conscious minds. The
two systems are seen as complimentary. The conscious mind is seen to be
responsive to the more inclusive unconscious mind. Hypnosis is seen
to set the conscious process aside to allow the unconscious to produce meaningful
Some of the areas
hypnosis is applied may be seen in the following: internal medicine,
surgery and anesthesia, obstetrics, gynecology, dermatology, physical rehabilitation
of neuromuscular disorders, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, rhinology, genito-urinary
conditions, oncology, pediatric patients, and behavior modification in the
treatment of alcoholism and narcotic addiction.
issues that respond well to hypnosis are the following:
Pain Control, Weight Control, Smoking Cessation, Self- Improvement, Relaxation,
Memory Improvement, Improvement of Concentration, Confidence Enhancement,
Improvement of Study Habits, Exam Preparation, Overcoming Exam Anxiety, Improving
Sports Ability, Enhancing Creativity, Improving Salesmanship, Improving Public
Speaking, and Regression.
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New Orleans, LA 70125
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