Hypnosis is a natural state used consciously and intentionally to produce easy and lasting change in self-image, perception and behavior. Clients are deeply relaxed but fully aware of their environment and in control of their faculties. Hypnosis allows one to access purer truth from the subconscious mind, and to introduce positive and beneficial concepts at the deepest level, without the resistance of the intellect.
This interactive hypnotherapy style is a light to medium trance state so that the client can answer questions and interact with me and fully engage within their inner journey (role playing, dialoguing, etc.) and is effective for all kinds of healing and self-improvement, exploring childhood influences and traumas, and is an exciting way to integrate conflicting or needed personality parts. It is also a powerful tool for eliminating addictions, to quit smoking, control weight, treat pain and enhance disease or post-operative recovery. Hypnosis is the most effective method for recalling memories through age and past-life regression. Your experience will be a very safe, comfortable, creative, fun, and enlightening one.
People ask if they can have their minds controlled under hypnosis or do things against their morals. Certainly, in the wrong hands, any tool can be misused for ill purposes, such as in brainwashing or in the case of someone like Hitler, who was quite adept in these arts. In my sessions, you remember everything and can stop at any time you're uncomfortable. Even those who fear being hypnotized or believe they can't be, can still benefit from this light state of trance, which is merely deep relaxation with a very focused attention.
The answer to why subjects act the way they do in stage hypnosis is because they are screened or pre-selected for personality types who are people-pleasers, show-offs, and subservient to authority figures. The hypnotist will systematically eliminate subjects off the stage as they show signs of not exhibiting these traits. As for how authentic the responses actually are- I have sat through shows and wasn't even sure myself. It is a performance and done for entertainment, so who's to know how much these audience members are hamming it up. It is, however, worlds away from a therapeutic hypnosis procedure.
I might incorporate NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) and Time Line Therapy into a session, both advanced technologies that address the brain, learning and memory more than a psychological or emotional approach. Effective for accelerated belief and behavior changes, addictions, phobias, allergies and improving learning and skills.