It is true… I am now a qualified hypnotherapist.
Our brains are like a sponge and they never stop learning. As you know, I love personal growth, learning and connecting with people. Helping individuals to feel better and to live better… brings me passion and delight. To be able to inspire others and change people’s lives for the better… is simply exhilarating.
On my learning journey, I have just spent 3 days at a Modern Hypnosis Workshop with Sharon Jurd and the SMJ Coaching Institute. Learning the craft of hypnotherapy, the power of relaxation and the benefits of making life changes. A technique that brings beautiful results for the client… ending a long period of dissatisfaction in a specific way.
Most people do not understand hypnosis, mainly due to unrealistic stage shows and the fear of not being in control. This is a BIG MYTH. Hypnosis is an awake state, but a state of deep relaxation. It is an opportunity for imagination, visualisation and exercise for the mind. Hypnosis allows a connection with our unconscious mind to make positive changes in our lives.
During the hypnosis training, I learned in-depth knowledge about the operation of our unconscious mind and its purpose in storing and organising memories. The unconscious mind brilliantly allows our body to operate, breathe and move without consciously thinking about how to do such natural tasks. It also maintains our body’s integrity and listens intently to what we tell it.
The unconscious mind fascinates me… how it protects us and is like our best friend. We have to learn to listen and be kind to it. Our personal values are embedded within our unconscious mind and this is what is important to us individually.
Hypnosis is a natural state of mind that everybody will experience every single day. A naturally occurring trance state is experienced, just before you fall asleep at night and just upon waking of a morning when eyes are still closed but you are aware of your surrounds. Hypnosis is the bypass of the critical faculty of our minds.
Accepting selective thinking and concepts through suggestion to improve one’s life, is the real purpose of hypnosis. Hypnosis is practiced with integrity and is consistent with your values.
When under hypnosis, a person will not accept or do any suggestion that they do not want to. The client is always in control. The hypnotherapist is merely a facilitator in guiding their client’s required outcome successfully.
Hypnosis is a very old technique, practiced under a number of alternate labels throughout history. But it was not until 1958 that hypnotherapy was officially recognised by the American Medical Association. The development and implementation of hypnotherapy over thousands of years has led to many changes. Modern hypnosis is used for deep relaxation, to assist medically and to make essential lifestyle changes.
I am now a qualified Hypnotherapy Practitioner, after having completed the required training and I have acquired specific skills. I am certified in hypnosis for performance enhancement for sport, personal and business success, weight loss and healthier choices, bad habits such as nail-biting or overeating, and to quit smoking. Also, the rapid relaxation technique, arm levitation, and anchoring emotions… are wonderful tools to improve lives. I have also learned pain control hypnosis, but a referral from a GP is required to first rule out serious medical conditions.
My first client spoke of the amazing process of hypnosis, the desired results and how this will change her life significantly. As a qualified hypnotherapist, it is very gratifying to hear of how significantly you have contributed to a person’s life and changed it for the better.
Hypnosis is only for those people that want to change something within their lives. There needs to be a conscious commitment to pursue change, for the unconscious mind to fully connect with the decision and the suggested hypnotic process.
I look forward to implementing my certified hypnosis training and developing more skills in the future. Learning is always an on-going process to keep up-to-date and extend your ability to provide respected services to the community.
The learning experience was very enjoyable, full of passion and motivation with our master trainer Sharon Jurd and her crew. It was a pleasure to learn in her welcoming and empowering environment with other like-minded and passionate people. I was fortunate to be able to share this beautiful learning encounter with my sister-in-law. We were able to catch-up on family updates, laugh together and learn together. A beautiful weekend on the Gold Coast was enjoyed.
Take care, Karen.
“Surround yourself with people
who are going to lift you higher.”
~ Oprah Winfrey