Hypnosis is an technique used to help a person attain relaxation, reduce stress, enhance performance, improve self-confidence, and change habits.
Hypnosis guides the client into a state of deep focused attention. This state of deep focus allows the individual to access the thoughts in their subconscious mind – the deeper part of the mind which houses our core beliefs. The voice of the subconscious is often “drowned out” by the noise of our busy, stressful day to day activities and thoughts. By focusing on our deeper, true inner thoughts and emotions, we can become more aware of our true desires as well as the amazing courage, stamina, and resolve that we each possess. This in turn can help us make better decisions and chart a course for what is more in-tune to what we truly need and who we really are as individuals.
Accessing the subconscious can also allow one to change or undo old habits and release negative thoughts.
The job of the hypnotherapist is to guide the individual through a series of exercises which will allow the client to explore their own subconscious mind. The individual is always aware of their surroundings and will be able to make decisions about what suggestions they will allow themselves to do or accept.
Why use Hypnosis? Hypnosis is a non-invasive, effective way for patients to get results while minimizing the number of “pills” they take, whether prescription or natural. Dr. Bailey, ND did his training in hypnosis because he feels that over-prescribing is all too common by both main-stream and natural medicine practitioners. Sometimes the best medicine is no medicine at all.
How are Hypnotherapists trained? Dr. Bailey, ND received his training from the Canadian Federation of Clinical Hypnosis (CFCH). The CFCH trains only licensed professionals (physicians, psychologists, social workers, dentists etc). Licensed professionals are committed to continuing education to keep current, and subscribe to a code of ethics and are over seen by a provincial licensing body. Members of CFCH take intensive scientifically-based training courses which include direct supervision and ethical standards.
What can be treated with Hypnosis? Many conditions can be treated successfully with hypnosis. These include, but are not limited to:
Anxiety (general as well a anxiety specific to certain situations)
Pain (musculoskeletal, cancer pain, dental, headaches/migraines, arthritis, childbirth)
Gastrointestinal Disorders (IBS, Crohn’s, colitis)
Skin disorders (Eczema, psoriasis, warts)
Smoking Cessation/Stop Smoking