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Mechanism of hypnosis


I understand that majority of people think that hypnosis is very mysterious. Not only Japanese people, but also other foreign nationals including Americans live in New York City get pretty curious when they found me as a hypnotherapist.

First of all, everyone gets surprised when they know that I am a hypnotherapist, no exception. And they want to confirm the fact and ask me if I can hypnotize people for sure.

The ansers are yes all around. I am a hypnotherapist and I can hypnotize people. Probably the reason why I became one is not something they expected.

The reason why I got to know hypnotherapy was very simple such as I sought for hypnotherapy when I had trouble with my acrophobia because I knew that hypnosis would work very well for phobias.

Then I was pleasantly surprised and impressed with the results.

Before that, I earned my Master of Social Work from University of Michigan and was trained as a psychotherapist. I was ready to pursue a career as a psychotherapist, that was my intention.

Then my sister's sudden death and I became to believe that psychotherapy wouldn't be the best solution to help people's emotional well-being.

I was disappointed and left the field because I didn't have a mind to pursue something that I didn't believe in.

After 8 years unemployed, I ran into hypnotherapy wasn't really coincidental, I believe it now.

And I wanted to use the amazing therapy effects to help others because it worked for me pretty amazingly. I wanted a lot more people to be happy in this world.

That is the reason why I become a hypnotherapist. I was a psychotherapist and I had clients working with me already so I didn't need to study psychology either.

Some people ask me if there are people who can't be hypnotized. The answer is yes and no. I will explain why later.

I have to tell you that hypnosis is highly misunderstood. I saw some contents that some kind of skeptical hypnosis effects totally looking like brain wash in a spy TV show like everyday.

"Hypnosis" is very very far from "brain wash". However probably amazing hypnosis effects made people misunderstand that hypnosis can make people do something they don't want to do or something bad against their will.

We can get fearful or anxious to see something powerful especially when we don't know it so well like hypnosis so this misunderstanding happened.

Hypnosis is not dramatic at all. Hypnosis is the state of "subconscious" underneath our own "conscious".

"Subconscious" state comes to us randomly and naturally a few times aday. As we know, it happens when we are falling in a sleep in a subway train or driving on highway.