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Fanis Makrigiannis | Certified Hypnotherapist | Mind Spirit Body Hypnosis | American Board of Hypnotherapy

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Welcome to the official Mind Spirit Body Hypnosis blog. Articles are written for those interested in the fine art of Hypnotherapy or those looking for help and guidance by using the powerful effects of Hypnotherapy.

Fanis Makrigiannis of Mind Spirit Body Hypnosis is certified by The American Board of Hypnotherapy and The American Board of Neuro-linguistic Programming as a Master Practitioner of NLP. Please feel free to contact me personally for your free strategic consultation.

Hypnotherapy is a powerful and effective tool to help you overcome negative feelings and behaviours such as smoking cessation, weight management, stress relief, anxiety reduction, sports performance, removal of fears | phobia, health, well-being, career and academic performance. These blog posts will assist you with navigating your way through any struggles you may be experiencing.

These posts are meant to give you some insight into hypnosis and provide a general feel for what I can do. To better understand the true nature of Hypnosis I suggest you reach out to me personally. I will be more than happy to answer all your questions regarding your mental health, sessions, MP3s, hypnotic suggestions, the induction phase, Neuro-linguistic Programming, Time Line Therapy and how my services can help you overcome the issues that have held you back, held you down from becoming the person you were meant to become.

Please enjoy these posts written by me for my clinical practice at the Mind Spirit Body Hypnosis Blog.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Hypnotherapy is a form of therapy used to readjust the subconscious mind. When in hypnosis, you put your mind and body into a heightened state of learning, making your mind more open to positive suggestion for self-improvement or behaviour modification. The goal is to rebalance the subconscious and conscious mind allowing them to work together in harmony, which in turn helps give you greater control over your behaviour, emotions and physical wellbeing.

Contrary to popular belief, hypnosis is not a state of deep sleep. It involves the induction of an induced state of deep relaxation. In hypnosis you are acutely aware, concentrated and focused and it is in this state that the conscious mind can relax and stay calm and become more responsive to positive suggestions, ideas, concepts and lifestyle changes.

In advanced hypnosis, the Hypnotherapist makes use of hypnosis to help the client access their unconscious mind, where many of their beliefs and behaviours are stored. By doing so, they can help the client change these beliefs and behaviours and overcome any negative patterns or limitations that are holding them back.

One of the key variations between advanced hypnosis and traditional hypnosis is the level of education and expertise required to perform it. Advanced Hypnotherapists undergo extensive training and certification to ensure they have the skills and knowledge necessary to work with clients safely and effectively.

There are many different techniques and approaches used in advanced hypnosis, depending on the goals of the client and the preferences of the therapist. Some of the most frequent techniques include:

Regression: This technique involves guiding the client back to an earlier time in their life, where they can explore the root causes of their current issues or challenges. By doing so, they can better understand themselves and their behaviour and begin to make positive changes.

Parts therapy: This technique includes identifying the different parts of the client’s character and working with each part to achieve a specific goal or outcome. For example, if the client is struggling with addiction, the therapist may work with the part of them that wants to quit and help that part become stronger and more dominant.

Hypnotic suggestion: This method involves using hypnotic suggestions to assist the client to overcome negative beliefs or behaviours and adopt new, effective ones. The therapist may use positive affirmations, visualization, or other strategies to help the client achieve their goals.

Metaphor therapy: This method involves using stories or metaphors to assist the client understand and overcome their issues. The therapist may tell a story that is relevant to the client’s situation and help them see how it applies to their personal life.

Self-hypnosis: This technique involves teaching the client how to hypnotize themselves so they can continue to work on their issues outside of therapy sessions. This can be a powerful tool for clients who desire to take control of their own healing and personal growth.

Hypnotherapy is not at all like the performances you see in stage shows, where you might see people barking like a dog or clucking like a chicken. There are no swinging pocket watches and no mind control. In a hypnotherapy session you are in control the entire time. You will hear the suggestions made to you, and you will be able to remember them after the session. Hypnosis cannot do anything that a client resists.

Now let’s dispel a few myths:

  • You cannot get stuck in hypnosis – this is quite impossible.
  • You do not become in any way unconscious or semi-conscious.
  • You cannot, at any time, be made to do things you do not want to do.
  • You are totally aware of yourself and your surroundings at all times.
  • You do not go to sleep.
  • You are not in anyone’s power, like the hypnotherapist, and nobody can take control of you.
  • You can leave the hypnotic state whenever you want.
  • You cannot lose your mind.
  • Hypnosis cannot permanently remove memories or thoughts from your mind.
  • You will not suddenly blurt out your ‘dark’ secrets.
  • Hypnosis cannot bestow psychic abilities or supernatural powers.
  • Hypnosis cannot make you act against, or abandon, your moral code.
  • You do not say or do ‘funny things’ unless you want to.
  • Hypnosis is a truly natural state of mind and body and is therefore perfectly safe.

The experience of a hypnotic trance is not altogether unusual. On the contrary, it feels similar to countless other moments in your life where you may have been absorbed in a good book or movie, lost in thought, engrossed in music, driving to your destination and not really remembering quite how you got there or even meditating.

Meditation is actually very close to a trance state without being guided there, as you would be in hypnotherapy.

Once you enter a state of hypnosis, your body will feel calm and relaxed, similar to the way you might feel when meditating. Your therapist will speak to you in a calm and gently assertive voice, and place the suggestions you agreed to in your treatment plan into your subconscious mind.

The process is simple, fill out the free virtual strategy form and I will contact we will meet for your free consultation. We will discuss your goals, issues and thoughts. A customized plan will be created specifically for you.

If you want to have hypnotherapy, you are a good candidate for it. Hypnosis is a willing state. If someone is trying to hypnotize you against your will, it simply won’t work. For that reason, if you are extremely skeptical of its efficacy, or if you are frightened of it, it may not work for you.

During your initial free 30-min virtual strategy call, we will discuss your presenting issues, your goals and your expectations. I will ask some questions to gain an understanding of your needs taking into account any medication or other therapies you may have had or are currently having with other healthcare professionals. I will explain in detail how clinical hypnosis works, what you can expect and you will have an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the therapeutic process. You will then be guided to a wonderful state of deep relaxation and enjoy a demonstration hypnotherapy session.

Subsequent sessions will begin with a full in depth review of how the presenting issue (or issues) have improved since your last session followed by a full therapy session.

Yes, absolutely! Everything I do is powerful and profound. You will notice incremental changes in your behavior. Your loved ones, or close friends will most likely notice first!