It is natural for us to feel stress and anxiety in our daily lives. Sometimes this can be good and provide us with motivation and a push to do our best – or it can spiral out of control and take the form of debilitating anxiety that makes it difficult to function at all. Too much stress can cause the simplest tasks seem impossible.
Overcoming stress and anxiety is not a walk in the park. It can be easy to fall into a pattern where you find something that seems to work – only to suddenly have those feelings come back with a vengeance. This can start a familiar cycle of feeling like you have failed, which just feeds those negative emotions more. Anyone who has struggled with excess stress and anxiety knows that in order to live a fulfilling, happy and healthy life, something has to change. Thankfully, one of the best uses of hypnosis is to empower you with the essential mental tools in order to take back control of your life.
When you work with Elliott Bay Hypnosis, we give you the tools to help you understand the nature of these feelings, identify the underlying issues that trigger it, and use hypnosis to neutralize them, accelerating the healing process so you can be who you truly are without those limiting beliefs and feelings.
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Take a moment now to imagine your life where you are free from the burden of anxiety triggered by stress. Picture how good, how satisfying it would be to function day after day as your best self, living life on your terms, being able to chase your dreams and accomplish your goals. Wouldn’t that feel great? Thankfully, one of the best uses of hypnosis and hypnotherapy is to give you the tools you need to overcome those feelings of stress and anxiety so you can take back control of your life.
Imagine just how good it will be to feel the freedom and sense of accomplishment that comes from living a life where you can perform daily tasks, spend time with your friends and family, go out in public and truly enjoy yourself and experience all the pleasures life has to offer once that burden of anxiety and excess stress is gone forever. This is a life where you are productive, thriving and fulfilled.
Hypnosis is a powerful state of focused awareness that can be used to uncover and dissolve the root cause of many issues people suffer from every day. Hypnosis allows you to access all the healing resources inherent within the subconscious mind, promoting natural healing from within. Hypnosis is used to help people discover the subconscious reasons for their symptoms, behaviors, or habits. When they are discovered, certain tools and techniques are used to help release them and relearn a new positive way of thinking subconsciously. This is called hypnotherapy. Hypnosis has been sanctioned and used by the medical community since 1958 to help patients overcome chronic pain, create anesthesia, and heal psychogenic illnesses.
Hypnosis works by achieving a level of focused awareness while at the same time bypassing the analytical aspect of the mind. Another way to describe the analytical aspect of the mind is that it is a comparing mechanism. When new information is introduced to the mind, the comparing mechanism compares the new information to what it already believes is either true or false. This is a protective aspect of our mind. This is why changing habits by willpower alone is so difficult – we often already believe we cannot change, so thinking about making the change happen (using willpower alone) is ineffective. Hypnosis is powerful because with focused awareness, the analytical aspect of the mind is bypassed, and new, healthy, and beneficial suggestions can be made directly into the subconscious, without the comparing mechanism rejecting these new beliefs. So, the change we want to achieve in our life is accepted by the subconscious mind as true, and we see results quickly.
Hypnosis is safe – it’s a perfectly normal and common state of mind we go into naturally every day. You enter hypnosis regularly when daydreaming, watching a good movie, or reading a book. During these activities you remain consciously aware and in complete control, just as you do when a professional hypnotherapist assists you into entering a state of hypnosis.
Hypnotherapy is the applied use of hypnosis. Hypnosis is used to help people discover the subconscious reasons for their symptoms, behaviors, or habits. When they are discovered, certain tools and techniques are used to help release them and relearn a new positive way of thinking subconsciously. This is called hypnotherapy.
Yes of course! You’ve already been hypnotized anytime you’ve watched an enjoyable movie, or read a good book. Hypnosis is a normal and natural state of mind that everyone has already experienced. Actually, it’s such a normal state of mind that most people don’t realize they are hypnotized. All you need to do to go into a state of hypnosis when coming into Elliott Bay Hypnosis is be willing and able to follow gentle instructions for reaching a state of focused awareness.
Evan Baumgardner is a highly qualified professional. He is a Certified Consulting Hypnotist with the National Guild of Hypnotists, and a Registered Hypnotherapist in the State of Washington. In addition, he has achieved a Master Hypnotist certification in the advanced hypnotherapy system called 5-PATH®. Rest assured that he will treat you with respect and that your visits are completely confidential.