How Hypnosis Works

We’ve all wondered, right?

At this point you may be wondering how hypnosis works.

One answer is that it’s reprogramming the subconscious (mental) while rewiring the brain (physical).

How does this happen?

How habits are born…

Just think of something you want to change… like a habit. Let’s use the example of athletes who use a certain ritual before they hit the ball… maybe touching the collar of their uniform.

They don’t even realize they’re doing it. How many times had they done this behavior? A hundred? A thousand? A million?

Every time a behavior is done, it is added to the data bank of the subconscious. Eventually, the habit becomes encoded, both mentally and physically.

Like overeating?

Yes. Habits can also help to relieve anxiety.In this food-rich world, overeating is easy to do. And there are a lot of people who do it.

I have struggled with overeating myself and have changed this habit. You can, too!

And not all habits are bad.

Habits can serve us well – helping us to do things automatically without thinking. Imagine all the behaviors you’ve repeated in the habit of driving your car…

Click the button. Open the door. Adjust to the seat. Foot on the brake. Turn the key. Check the mirrors. Release the brake. Step on the gas. Go!

Hypnosis can even change deeply ingrained habits.

Even bad habits like smoking or overspending?

Yes. The good news is that you can choose to develop a new habit and make it stronger than the old one.

The brain is lazy and will travel the smoothest pathway. By repeating the new behavior over and over, you develop the new habit. You’ve often done this yourself, but it does take time.

Habit formation is faster using hypnosis…

…because the information goes directly into the subconscious without any interference from the conscious mind.

The conscious mind often questions, sabotages, and slows down efforts to make a new habit. During hypnosis, the conscious mind is temporarily bypassed making the new habit take form more quickly.

Hypnosis is change work.

Change can occur in many areas of your life.

Let’s look at fears. Most fears came to us when we were young, and we hang onto them as adults. In order to get rid of a fear, you need to go back to the first time it happened… and then work through it.

This is called age regression. In this kind of session, you are hypnotized to an earlier age that your subconscious, but not your conscious mind, remembers. Viewing the incident as an adult helps you to see things differently. Forgiveness of others as well as forgiveness of yourself is part of the process.

Imagine a woman who is afraid of heights and doesn’t know how this fear happened. She can’t enjoy experiences on anything where she is high in the air like on Ferris wheels, highway bridges, ski chairs, etc.

Under hypnosis, the adult sees her four-year-old child left high in a tree as a trick by her older brother. The four-year-old cries and is rescued and soothed by her mother.

Nonetheless, that traumatic experience of being abandoned in a tree stays with her, and she transfers that fear to her adult life. She sees that her brother wanted to play with boys his age. Now she can choose to forgive him as well as forgive herself for not understanding as a four-year-old and thus resolve her fear.

Hypnosis, spirituality, and outside-the-box techniques…

For those times when nothing seems to work, you can always go to the spirit world for answers.

Yes, sometimes when the standard hypnotic techniques don’t bring results, outside-the-box thinking is needed. And you don’t have to believe in it for it to work. Most people are not aware that they have a spirit on them.

Spirits come to help, but they bring their problems with them… problems like smoking, drinking, relationship issues, not succeeding, etc. Using advanced techniques, the hypnotherapist can release these spirits and put them to rest.

For those clients unable to visit me in the office, especially for young children, spirits can be released with a simple photograph sent via phone or email. See the Angel Hypnotherapy page.

Ready to experience hypnosis?

Then I’m here for you! I’ll answer any questions you may have.

Remember, it’s not talk therapy. It’s change work and you’re in control. Call me at (610) 509-7610 or email me at to set up your free phone consultation, and we’ll take it from there.