The word Hypnosis sometimes conjures up an image of a swinging watch, a spooky voice commanding “You are getting sleeeeeeepy,”or people in a nightclub uncontrollably barking like dogs. While stage hypnosis (hypnosis for entertainment purposes) certainly has its place, Dr. Irwin practices a completely different style of hypnosis, Therapeutic Hypnosis, to help people effect positive changes in their lives. Imagine giving up smoking after 30 years in just two hours…easily, effortlessly, and with no withdrawal symptoms. Imagine overcoming your “addiction” to chocolate…never suffering from insomnia again…. increasing your weight management, motivation, confidence, overcoming the fear of public speaking, calmly passing the Bar Exam, and hundreds of other negative habits or limiting beliefs. (101 Ways Hypnosis Helps).
Many people are hesitant to be hypnotized because they fear losing control. Actually, the opposite is true: hypnosis gives you more control! The process accesses your own personal power…. the therapist simply guides you to your power, facilitating the process. A client always has a choice and their free will. If you leave Dr. Irwin’s office after a smoking cessation session, you WILL have the self-control to never smoke again.
Hypnosis is a naturally occurring state that everyone experiences several times a day. We bookend our day in trance: it’s that relaxed, “Ahhhh” woozy, “zoned out” state that you feel when you get in bed, turn out the light, and roll over to go to sleep. If the phone rings, or someone talks to you, you might be a little incoherent. That’s hypnosis. And it’s an extremely powerful state to be in. It is no accident that for centuries people pray right before they go to sleep: they are accessing their subconscious mind, and their true desires begin to manifest.
Hypnosis does for the mind what massage does for the body. When you are on a massage table, you trust the massage therapist to treat your body properly. However, you are still in full control. At any point during the massage, you could choose to stand up and walk out of the room. Hypnosis works exactly the same way: you trust your Hypnotherapist, and allow yourself to be vulnerable for a few minutes to gain an enormous amount of personal power.
The best candidates for hypnosis are those who are bright and open-minded. They understand that the process is not about being commanded, rather a new lifestyle is being suggested to you. With your free will, you can take the suggestion, or not. No one ever does anything in the hypnotic trance that they don’t really want to do anyway. As in the stage hypnosis example above, those people WANT to bark like dogs. They enjoy being “hams.”
It is not “Hypno Magic,” but is a psychoscience that works like magic!