“Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease”
“All meaningful and lasting change starts in your imagination and then works its way out. Imagination is more important than knowledge”
Why hypnotherapy? what is hypnosis?
Hypnotherapy / Hypnosis is a powerful tool for transformation.
It is a state in which the subconscious mind accepts suggestions to achieve desired changes. Hypnosis is often used in the control of pain, adjunctive to cancer treatments, stress disorders, weight loss and in cases where other medical practices are not effective. It is also used to change negative behavioral patterns, to regain self-esteem, to increase concentration, and to release stress. Hypnosis simply unlocks the potential of your subconscious mind.
According to Dr. Brady, the founder and director of the National Board of Ethical Standards and Hypnosis, it is a state of deep relaxation and altered conscious awareness similar to meditation or daydreaming. In this state of total relaxation, the individual allows himself or herself to be receptive to positive and beneficial suggestions.
Hypnosis has been extensively studied by the scientific community. In 1956, the British Medical Association recognized hypnosis as a valid medical and dental tool. In 1958 the American Medical Association followed suit, approving hypnosis as a tool for medical purposes. Nowadays hypnosis is being used in medicine, psychology, psychiatry, dentistry, counseling, sports, addiction control, and in many areas of self-improvement.
Fears and misconceptions about hypnosis / hypnotherapy
Do you loose consciousness, or surrender your will while under hypnosis?
When in a hypnotic trance, you are perfectly awake but more relaxed, at ease, and in complete control of your response. It is in fact a higher form of self control.
“Stage hypnosis” where the hypnotist makes the person do foolish and embarrassing things is a “show” and it is not clinical hypnosis. Stage hypnosis uses a combination of behavioral techniques, illusion and willing volunteers who agree to be part of the show.
“Clinical hypnosis” is performed exclusively for the benefit of an individual seeking help from a qualified trained professional.
Hypnosis has never caused mental illnesses.
People cannot stay hypnotized. If for some reason, left alone, you will awaken from the dream state called trance at the time you choose, or you will drift into sleep and awaken when rested. Actually, hypnosis can reduce and combat insomnia by helping the patient relax and drift into a comfortable and restful sleep.
Does being susceptible to hypnosis mean you have a weak mind or are gullible? Actually, studies show that higher levels of intelligence lead to higher susceptibility and better results.
Even though everyone could be hypnotized, some people will not allow themselves to be hypnotized; that demonstrates that all hypnosis is indeed self-hypnosis and that the individual retains control. Once again, hypnosis cannot occur if the patient does not allow it.
How does it feel to be hypnotized?
You will always be aware of your surroundings and hear the voice of the hypnotist, but the sounds will not disturb you. Most people cannot tell the difference between being hypnotized and being awake. Do not expect many physical sensations. For most, the sensation is that of deep relaxation.
There is a rule that you have to know about hypnosis: the harder you try, the more you fail. Simply, let it happen, just concentrate on the suggestions that the hypnotist gives you and do not analyze what you are doing.
Dr. Villamarin has a Master in Clinical Hypnotherapy by The National Board of Ethical Standards and Hypnosis.
Past Life Regressions
“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards”
Past Life Regression Therapy uses hypnosis techniques to take the patient back in time to recover memories of past lives or incarnations by accessing memories hidden in their subconscious mind.
Why use past life regression therapy?
Many people turn to past life regression therapy to explore unresolved emotions or unexplained fears or believes. Others are just curious and use the therapy to learn more about themselves.
Past Life Regression Therapy is safe, you won’t get “stuck” in a past life. However, I would recommend doing it under the supervision of a trained therapist. There might be certain tragic events in your past life that could surface. You need a guide by your side to help you deal with them.
Dr. Villamarin’s own experience with hypnosis and past life regression moved her to research and study this fascinating modality that she now successfully applies to her patients when appropriate. She follows the philosophy and methodology of Dr. Brian Weiss – the author of Many Lives, Many Masters, under whom she trained.