Facts and fiction:
There is no magic to hypnosis. It is a normal part of
your brainís function that you experience on a daily
basis. When you are driving down the road and you are
daydreaming about something, when suddenly you emerge
from your trance and realize you have almost missed your
exit, when you are engrossed in a movie or great
conversation with someone and lose all track of time,
when you are working or doing a sports activity and are
in the zone, those are all examples of trance and
Contrary to what you see in movies or on TV hypnosis
does not put you under the control of a hypnotist. It's
actually the opposite of that. You weren't born with
the negative self-limiting thoughts that keep you from
looking, feeling and performing at your best.
They crept in over time from negative experiences with
people in our lives. Hypnosis works to undo the
negative influences that have held you back, preventing
you from being the natural and happy you. While the
those plot lines of hypnotic control over you might make
for a fun stage show or interesting movie the
subconscious mind is always on and always protecting you
from harm. It keeps your car on the road while you're
daydreaming because your subconscious mind above all
else is programed for self-preservation. While in
trance your subconscious mind also protects you from
doing anything that would be against your core belief
The Two Minds:
The mind is generally thought to consist of two parts,
the conscious and the subconscious mind. The conscious
mind is the logical, analytical, reasoning part which is
also responsible for short term memory and willpower.
While it is logical reasoning part it is still prone to
make mistakes. The subconscious is the protective part
of the mind. It stores and recalls long term memory.
It is the part of the mind where you experience
emotions, is in charge of the autonomic body functions,
the immune system and everything that keeps us alive and
healthy. It is the fight or flight part of our minds.
The part that tries to keep everything status quo. All
the things you have been doing have kept you alive to
this point and its job is to keep it that way. This is
why it can often be difficult to change. When you set
off on your New Yearís resolution that is the conscious
mind working with will power to start you down your new
chosen path. After a while, willpower can fade leaving
you to fall back into long term habits formed and stored
in the subconscious mind.
Where your conscious and subconscious minds agree, your
problems do not exist. Both parts of the mind work
together in harmony. When the two minds disagree is
where the problems lie. The gateway between the two
parts of the mind is called the critical factor. It is
your truth/lie detector and matches incoming data
against your core beliefs and decides if new information
gets accepted as true, or rejected as false. This part
is not perfect either and over time can accept as true
perceptions and beliefs that are not productive to a
happy and healthy you, perhaps about your diet, or
self-image. When your subconscious disagrees with your
consciously chosen goals you attempt to combat what have
become long term beliefs, habits and behaviors with the
short term power of willpower. This is a battle that
willpower rarely wins.
How does hypnosis work?
With help from your hypnotist, the conscious mind and critical factor go out for a break while we work directly with your subconscious to sort out issues and get it back in line with your conscious goals. Non-productive beliefs can be changed or eliminated. Your subconscious mind can be retrained to eliminate bad habits, and replace them with new productive ones.
What is hypnosis like??
experience with hypnosis is unique to them, but while
hypnotized, subjects usually report feeling very relaxed
but very focused - much like being "in the zone". While
in this state, you be able to hear and understand
everything I say to you. It is a feeling of heightened
awareness, free from any and all distractions.
Will I quack like a duck or cluck like a chicken?
That style of hypnosis is done in stage shows for
entertainment purposes. Here at the Prince William
Hypnosis Center our focus is on helping you to overcome
your challenge, not entertaining a crowd - but if you
would like to quack, it can be arranged. (we normally
charge extra for that!)
How much does it cost?
The Virtual Gastric Band Program costs $600 for the 4
session program. As it is best to be fully invested in
your success we ask for payment in full before the first
session. Discounts are available when signing up with
friends/colleagues. Hourly sessions are available for
$150/hr with discounts for booking multiple sessions in
What are my payment options?
We accept payments in Cash and Personal Check.
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