Frequently Asked Questions
Here’s a list of frequently asked questions regarding hypnotherapy, nervous system rewiring and the treatment process. If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to get in touch with me for assistance.
What is the nervous system and how can you help me "rewire" mine?
The sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems are two branches of the autonomic nervous system, which is responsible for regulating the involuntary processes of the body, such as heart rate, breathing, and digestion.
The sympathetic nervous system is activated in response to stress, danger, or other perceived threats, and it prepares the body for the "fight, flight, freeze or fawn" response. This includes increasing heart rate, dilating the pupils, releasing adrenaline and noradrenaline, and shutting down non-essential processes such as digestion. The sympathetic nervous system is also involved in regulating blood pressure, body temperature, and blood sugar levels.
On the other hand, the parasympathetic nervous system is responsible for the body's "rest and digest" response, and it is activated when the body is in a relaxed state. This includes slowing down heart rate, constricting the pupils, stimulating digestion, and promoting relaxation. The parasympathetic nervous system also helps to regulate blood pressure, body temperature, and blood sugar levels.
Overall, the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems work together to maintain balance and homeostasis in the body, with the sympathetic system preparing the body for action and the parasympathetic system promoting recovery and relaxation.
Rewiring the nervous system refers to the ability of the brain and nervous system to change their structure and function in response to experience, learning, and environmental stimuli. This process is also known as neural plasticity, and it allows the nervous system to adapt and reorganize in order to optimize its functioning.
Rewiring the nervous system can occur in several ways. One way is through the formation of new neural connections, or synapses, between neurons. This process is known as synaptic plasticity and can occur through repeated experiences or learning. Another way is through the growth and pruning of neurons and their connections, which can occur throughout life.
Rewiring the nervous system has important implications for various aspects of human health and wellbeing. For example, it is a key mechanism underlying the ability to learn new skills, recover from injuries or trauma, and adapt to changing environments. It is also involved in the development and function of various cognitive processes, such as attention, memory, and decision-making.
Various interventions can be used to promote rewiring of the nervous system. Using hypnosis and other nervous system exercises can rapidly shift our harmful thought patterns, habits and behaviors - but only if we are open to it and willing to work on it regularly. By harnessing the power of neural plasticity, individuals can enhance their cognitive and emotional functioning, improve their physical health, and achieve greater resilience in the face of stress and adversity.
What does hypnosis feel like?
Hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness that can be induced through a process of relaxation, concentration, and suggestion. While the experience of hypnosis can vary from person to person, there are some common sensations and perceptions that are often reported.
During hypnosis, many people describe feeling deeply relaxed and comfortable, as if they are in a trance-like state. They may feel as though their body is heavy or that they are floating, and some people even experience a tingling sensation or numbness in their limbs.
Others describe feeling like they are in a dream-like state, where they are aware of their surroundings but also feel detached from them. This can lead to a sense of time distortion, where minutes may feel like hours, or vice versa.
It's also common for people to experience heightened suggestibility during hypnosis. This means that they may be more open to the suggestions or instructions given by the hypnotist, and may even be able to access deeper parts of their subconscious mind.
Overall, hypnosis is a highly individual experience, and different people may have different sensations and perceptions during the process. However, many people find it to be a relaxing and beneficial experience, and it has been used to help people with a wide range of issues, including anxiety, phobias, and addiction.