Inga Chamberlain Atlanta, GA Hypnotherapist and NLP Master Practitioner

What is hypnosis?

  There are many misconceptions about hypnosis.  One that I hear most frequently is that you will lose control.  This is actually the opposite of what takes place in hypnosis.     Hypnosis is a normal, natural state of mind and everyone spends part of their day in this mental state.   The transitional phase before you fall asleep at night is one of those times. Hypnosis gives you the same feeling of focused concentration that you feel when you are engrossed in a book or movie.  That same feeling of "flow" as described by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi in his book titled "Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience".  That state is very useful because when we are in it we feel totally connected and focused. Golfers and other athletes strive for this feeling. Often time flies by and we feel very refreshed.    It is in this state that we access our subconscious mind.  Approximately 88% of mental function takes place in the subconscious and yet we spend very little real effort in improving that function. It is so easy to change when you get this part of your mind aligned with your conscious goals.      If you find it difficult to change or are not achieving your goals you are probably neglecting this most powerful instrument of change.  Imagine how hard it is to delete a specific program from your computer if you don’t know how to remove it from the hard drive? The subconscious mind is basically your mental hard drive and contains everything that you have experienced in your life.  If you don’t maintain it, just like a computer drive it will become corrupted and eventually crash.