When under the effects of hypnosis, you will become deeply focused and unusually responsive to an idea or an image suggested by Dr. Errol Gluck. Hypnosis can best be described as a state of focused attention, total concentration, and inner absorption.
A common misconception is that hypnosis is mind control, but this is simply not the case. In reality, what the subject experiences is a heightened state of awareness that allows for targeted thinking.
Think of your mind as a messy room. Through hypnosis, you are simply removing all the clutter that is causing trouble in your life, and reorganizing your mind again to start afresh. Put simply, hypnosis is a genuine solution to achieve effective, permanent change in one’s bodily and psychological responses.
How Can Hypnosis Help?
Almost every major event in one’s life is recorded in the mind by means of a learned behavior which occurs in response to whatever may have happened. This means that each time a similar event occurs, physical and emotional reactions remain consistent with the original occurrence. In certain situations, these responses can be unhealthy in the short run, and quite destructive in the long run.
To counteract this potential destructiveness, hypnosis is used to reprogram your mind and your catalog of learned behaviors, separating the memory from the learned behavior and replacing the unhealthy behaviors with newer, healthier ones.
Hypnosis and Neuroplasticity
Neuroplasticity is a term used in the field of neuroscience to refer to the ability of the brain and nervous system to change both structurally and functionally as a result of input from the environment. Plasticity can occur at the cellular level which is involved in memory and learning, but also on a larger scale such as with cortical remapping in response to an injury.
Neurological research confirms this actual change both on an anatomical and physiological level. Neuroscientists are just beginning to realize that the brain is by no means immutable and that it can and indeed does change in response to our environment and experiences.
What is Hypnosis Best Used For?
Dr. Errol Gluck uses Sports Hypnosis to work with professional athletes that play tennis, golf, basketball, football, baseball and soccer to athletes that participate in gymnastics, yoga and figure skating. Sports hypnosis is known to be effective in changing habits and behaviors to help enhance performance and focus. It helps to rid athletes of their unhealthy and unproductive emotional conditions, especially cases of self-doubt and performance anxiety.
Hypnosis is a technique used to help athletes visualize successful games and strategies that will, in return, help them carry out their envisions out on the field or arena. Dr. Gluck helps his clients create positive expectations. Expectations release dopamine and once expectations have been met seratonin is released. In other words, dopamine gets the athlete across the field and seratonin fires when points are scored.
The mind and body are inextricably linked to one another. Neuroscience and neuroplasticity proves that the mind tells the body how to perform and vice versa, the body influences how the mind works. Sports Hypnosis works with the unconscious mind and this is especially beneficial to athletes because sports is all about unconscious, instinctive reactions and performances.
Hypnosis is used to treat patients who have a variety of behavioral and emotional disorders. The following are the major hypnosis treatments Dr. Gluck offers:
- Weight Loss
- Insomnia and Sleep Disorders
- Habit Control/Addictions (smoking, alcohol, drugs, and gambling)
- Improve Interpersonal Skills and Self-Confidence
- Chronic Sadness
- Sexual Addiction and Dysfunction
- Stress Reduction
- Eating Disorders (anorexia, bulimia, fetish eating, food addiction)
- Dating and Relationship Skills
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Memory Retention
Remember that hypnosis is not just for those with emotional or behavioral disorders. Hypnotherapy has been proven to help people attain a wide variety of goals, such as achieving success in business, fulfillment at home, and overall happiness.
If you find yourself at a crossroads in your life, and don’t quite know which way to turn, hypnosis may be just the thing to set you off in the right direction.
Reputation of Hypnosis
Throughout history, hypnosis has been used to treat many disorders with great success. While the medical community was initially resistant to the idea of hypnosis much in the same way they were resistant to chiropractic, both the American Medical Association and the American Psychological Association have long since recognized hypnotherapy as a valid medical procedure. Added to that, the National Institute of Health has recommended hypnotherapy as a treatment for pain since 1995.
Lily Allen (singer):
Lily used hypnosis in order to get her weight under control and regain self confidence, ultimately dropping four dress sizes.
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Helpful Links and Resources
American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
National Board for Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists
National Guild of Hypnotists
International Certification Board of Clinical Hypnotherapy