Brain Therapies

Hypnosis & NLP

Hypnosis- “a trance state characterized by extreme suggestibility, relaxation and heightened imagination.”

It is usually induced by a procedure called hypnotic induction composed of a series of preliminary instructions and suggestions. The use of hypnotism for therapeutic purposes is referred to as Hypnotherapy

Properly induced Hypnosis will alter your patterns of  changing your patterns of what you do and say from the same things over and over to better alternative ways of doing and saying things.

NLP models successful behavior and teaches people to think differently by modeling processes of successful people that perform tasks and engage in successful behaviors. “it’s like designing the inside of your head” quotes Richard Bandler. A set of mind training techniques, NLP helps people overcome phobias, become more assured, more confident in what they do and how to do it better to achieve their goals and dreams.

To organize information and perceptions in ways that allow you to achieve results that were once inconceivable.

NEURO – Nervous system through which experience is received and processed through the five senses.

LINGUISTIC – Language and nonverbal communication systems through which neural representations are coded, ordered, and given meaning.



NLP is a set of techniques, tools and resources that improve minds across the world.


FODDS & HORMONES affect your state of relaxation, motivation and gut health.

The gut is the second smartest organ to your brain. The foods you put in your mouth affect your thinking, actions, behavior and emotions. IE: Seeds, nuts, oils, proteins, the type of water you drink all play a role in fueling your bodu for optimal performance even if it’s just to chill and relax.

Computer and video time, driving in traffic, stress from work and people all drain your resources including your hormones. Testosterone is your hormone that makes you want to go and get things done. It is also the anecdote to depression. Know what foods and hormones affect your neurotransmitters to function optimally and be engaged in life.

Additional Information

HYPNOSIS – is also interchangeably used with the word “TRANCE”. It is a mental state when your conscious becomes interrupted and your unconscious state takes precedence to heed hypnotic suggestions delivered by self or by a hypnotherapist/hypnotist.

A trance state is characterized by extreme suggestibility, relaxation and heightened imagination.

Powerful influencer and greatest contributor of psychotherapy – Milton Erickson was an American psychiatrist specializing in medical hypnosis and family therapy. Founding president of American Society for Clinical Hypnosis and a member of the American Psychopathological Association. Milton Erickson is noted for his approach to the unconscious mind as creative and solution-generating. Also noted for influencing brief therapy, strategic family therapy, family systems therapy, solution focused brief therapy, neuro-linguistic programming.

Hypnosis facilitates major identity changes. Interestingly, it doesn’t matter if the changes are positive or negative; it is the fact that it is an identity change that makes the difference.

In the utilization approach, we see these symptoms as natural trances that have been triggered by a pattern break in the conscious mind. That is, anytime you break the box of conscious identity, a trance naturally occurs.

The conscious mind can’t handle the new challenge so it falls apart; the unconscious activates in response, ready to create a new identity. But whether this new identity is created or not depends on a person’s capacity to positively utilize the naturally occurring trance state. That is, if you disconnect or curse or otherwise negatively relate to the natural trance, it will show up in a negative trance.

That’s how we see stuff like anxieties, depressions, addictions, etc.; as attempts by the unconscious to transform identity that are not being positively accepted and utilized by the person’s conscious self. Trance can be negative or positive, depending on the relationship to it. And you are the relationship!! Let me repeat that: YOU are the relationship. It’s what YOU do in relation to your unconscious that determines whether it’s a resource or a problem. This is great news, isn’t it?

That means that if you find a problem state, it means that it’s an unconscious process that’s trying to wake up into the world….but for whatever reason, the previous relationships with it have been negative. No problem. By setting up a generative trance, you can find a new, positive relationship with it, and in doing so change a problem into a solution.

I hope you’re getting a sense of the difference between traditional hypnosis and Ericksonian hypnosis. Traditional hypnosis sees trance as an artificial state where you do programming; Ericksonian hypnosis sees trance as a vital part of life that occurs whenever you disrupt the conscious mind. It further sees trance as potentially negative or positive, depending on the context, and you are the context. In this naturalistic view, hypnosis is one of the social/psychological traditions whereby you can create a ritual space that can welcome and utilize the naturally occurring trances of the unconscious mind. You can access and heal negatives trances that have been around for a while (i.e., symptoms), or create new ones that allow new possibilities.

Whatever the case, hypnosis is this special experiential context that can provide a gentle but resilient container in which new resources can be added,new patterns can be formed, and new realities can be created. Who could ask for anything more? We say, you’re only as good as your present state. To be generative, is to go beyond where you’ve ever been before, you have to develop a high level state.

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