Thursday, September 26, 2013

Relax and Feel Better with Hypnosis

Monday, October 21, 7 p.m.

The Mayo Clinic writes that hypnosis, “can be effective in helping people cope with pain, stress and anxiety. It may also be effective as part of a comprehensive program for quitting smoking or losing weight.” Hypnosis has been used to treat low self esteem and help with relaxation. “It’s not clear how hypnosis works. However, it appears to affect how your brain communicates with your body through nerve impulses, hormones and body chemicals such as neuropeptides. Hypnotherapists say that hypnosis creates a state of deep relaxation and quiets the mind. When you’re hypnotized, you can concentrate intensely on a specific thought, memory, feeling or sensation while blocking out distractions. You’re more open than usual to suggestions, and this can be used to improve your health and well-being.”*

Hypnotherapy has the potential to help relieve the symptoms of a wide variety of illnesses and conditions. It can be used independently or along with other treatments. Daniel Handel, a physician at the National Institutes of Health and director of the Palliative and Hospice Medicine Fellowship, describes hypnosis as feeling similar to reading a good book or watching a movie that causes you to lose track of time. “You are in an altered state of consciousness,” he says. “You are deeply absorbed but responsive to suggestions.”**
Learn more about hypnosis and enjoy a mind-relaxing hypnotic induction with Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist JANELL CARL-JORDA. Janell studied at the California Academy of the Healing Arts. She led the very successful Laughter Yoga workshop at Crowell Library in 2011. This intriguing introduction to hypnotherapy is free and light refreshments will be served.


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