What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a super relaxed, and suggestive state of mind, in which a person is still alert of their own state of consciousness. This alter conscious state allows for a hypnotist to communicate with your subconscious mind directly bypassing any doubt or critical thinking of conscious mind. Subconscious mind does not judge, doubt, or criticize new suggestion/message but simply accepts and stores it. In other words, hypnosis allows you to program and de-program your subconscious mind.
Hypnosis for Healthy Living
Vincent Milardo, M.A., CHT, CMH, is a certified medical hypnotherapist, counsellor, and Life Coach in Vancouver. Vincent is Director of Vancouver’s Milardo Wellness Centre, a firm that provides Hypnotherapy, Counselling, and personal life coaching services to individuals, couples, and organizations. Over the past 25+ years, through individual sessions, workshops, and seminars, Vincent has helped clients create transformations in their personal, relational, and work lives. Vincent utilizes a wholistic (mind-body connection) and practical approach to empowering others.
Vincent studied with Dr. Michael Preston, author of the book “Hypnosis-Medicine of the Mind”, and was certified as a medical hypnotherapist by the Institute of Medical Hypnosis. He is also a certified clinical hypnotherapist and a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists as well as a member of AIMS (Alternative Integrative Medicine Society), The Association for Addiction Professionals, NAADAC and the International Association of Coaches.
Vincent has had a successful private practice in downtown Vancouver since 1985 and expanded his practice to the North Shore with his second office in West Vancouver in 2005.
What is “being hypnotized” like?
People respond to hypnosis in different ways. Some describe their experience as an altered state of consciousness. Others describe hypnosis as a normal state of focused attention, in which they feel very calm and relaxed. Regardless of how and what degree they respond, most people describe the experience as very pleasant. Those who have been hypnotized do not lose control over their behaviour. A person’s ability to experience hypnotic suggestions can be inhibited by fears and concerns arising from some common misconceptions.
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Mind-Body Connection and Hypnosis
The use of hypnosis and self-hypnosis are excellent ways of tapping into the mind-body connection and harnessing the healing power within you. You can make that connection by learning self-hypnosis from a professional hypnotherapist so that, once learned, you can use it any time. Hypnosis nearly always involves the use of visualization or guided imagery; hypnosis is the vehicle and visualization is the journey.
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