Hypnosis is a method used to help a person to access their subconscious mind in order to enhance relaxation, reduce stress, help change habits, improve performance and even improve self-confidence. Our Naturopathic Doctors practice hypnosis as a part and to enhance their Naturopathic medicine practice at Total Wellness Centre.
At our Centre we also offer classes in HypnoBirthing®, a comprehensive childbirth method. Studies have repeatedly shown the tremendous benefits of hypnosis while having no negative side-effects.
When the mind is in a hypnotic state, it is in a state of deep focused attention. While in this deep state of focused attention the individual can more easily access their subconscious mind and be open to suggestions. Suggestions are like messages we want to give ourselves. Even though the person will feel very relaxed while in hypnosis he or she will still be consciously aware of their surroundings and will be able to make decisions about what they allow themselves to do or accept.
Why Use Hypnosis?
Why use hypnosis when we can simply tell ourselves to stop bad habits or to “just relax”? Anyone who has tried simply knows it’s not so easy. Here’s why…
While our conscious mind is good at things like thinking critically, planning, solving problems, remembering things short-term and reasoning things out it is our subconscious mind that is responsible for our emotions, inner feelings, fears, “gut reactions” and long term memory. Our subconscious is automatic – it just happens.
Our subconscious mind leads our conscious mind.
Our subconscious mind influences how we perceive and respond to experience.
Our subconscious mind controls our habits.
This is why people continue to do things like smoke cigarettes, engage in risky activities, fail diets, think negatively and so on., even though they know logically that these things are not good for them.
So, if we truly are our own worst enemy or our own biggest obstacle, hypnosis can help change that.
Hypnosis is frequently used to treat stress and anxiety, habit control (such as quit smoking) and fears and phobias. Recent research indicates stress is a leading cause of infertility and that hypnosis can significantly improve your chances of conceiving.
In addition to our regular hypnotherapy, we offer special hypnosis programs:
Hypnosis Enhanced Fertility (for IVF including embryo transfer days)
HypnoBirthing Prenatal and Childbirth Preparation class
Stop Smoking Program
Hypnosis to assist in weight loss & maintenance and appetite control
Hypnosis for Fears and Phobias
If you are interested in learning more about our hypnosis programs, please call us at 416 532-9094 or email.