Your Questions Answered About Hypnosis by Deb Butler

Hypnosis is simply a hypnotic trance that allows you to shift back and forth between the conscious and the subconscious mind.  It also allows access to your deep subconscious.  This is a natural process that occurs 80% of everyday for most people.

Examples…Driving a car and all of a sudden, you are home and you don’t remember driving there. Daydreaming.  Talking to someone and going into your own world.

Hypnosis is a method of relaxation and concentration that provides access to your unique state of consciousness.  This state is characterized by an increase in your primary process thinking and suggestibility ( subconscious) and a disassociation from the observing ego (conscious).  Ego activity has been described as a mode in which deliberate control of internal experiences, critical judgement, and goal directed thinking are temporarily relinquished, and a person will allow unconscious and pre-conscious information to be easily accessed.

Your mind is broken down into two parts, conscious and sub-conscious.  Your conscious mind is only 10%, but this is that part that controls your analytical, planning and short term memory. Your conscious mind is in control most of your day. Where your subconscious is 90% and controls long-term memory, emotions and feelings, patterns, habits, relationships and addiction, involuntary body functions, creativity, developmental stages, spiritual connections, and intuition.

How will I receive suggestions during hypnosis?

60% of people will receive Visual suggestions.  You will see suggestions like a movie in your mind clearly. “I can see what you mean.”

40% of people will receive Auditory suggestions.  Often these people will say they were not hypnotized because they heard all the sounds in the room.  It doesn’t mean they were not hypnotized, it means they are auditory and the sounds are more heightened to them.  “It sounds good to me.”

40% of people will receive Kinesthetic suggestions.  These people relate to feelings, touch and to certain experiences. “It feels good to me.”

30% of people will receive Olfactory suggestions.  They are able to experience an aroma that is not present in the room.” That stinks.”

30% of people will receive Gustatory suggestions.  Relates everything to food. “That leaves a bad taste in my mouth.”

This adds up to more than 100% because people are combinations.  Some people may have all, and some only one or two.

Hypnosis and Reiki or What Makes Me Special?

I love to combine hypnosis with Reiki.  This has been used frequently in Australia, and is now becoming more welcome in the USA.  When your chakras are not in harmony, the body signals symptoms of disease.  When you harmonize your charkas, your Endocrine System creates Immunity from disease. This is an excellent way to keep your body in balance so you may perform at your highest level.  This is a beautifully relaxing and healing experience.

What if I cannot be hypnotized?

Everyone can be hypnotized.  Hypnosis is a natural state of mind.  People who have issues about not being able to accomplish things, may respond differently.  But, are still able to be hypnotized.

Will I remember what happens?

Yes.  These memories or situations will be brought forward in your mind so you will remember everything that has been said.

What if I discover things that I don’t want to know?

Once you have released these memories, you will become empowered and there is nothing to fear.

But I don’t want anyone controlling my mind.

Hypnosis will enable you to control your own mind better, because you will discover your own inner resources.

Are you going to make me quack like a duck?

That is for entertainment.  This hypnosis is for healing.

Deb Butler will be available for private consultations, and group programs at Just Breathe in Westboro.  Try it out and see what hypnosis is all about.