Get Rid of The Box, Embrace Your Possibilities.
WHAT IF I CAN'T BE HYPNOTIZED? You've already been hypnotized...you just didn't think of it as hypnosis. Hypnosis resembles a meditative state; your busy mind quiets, your body is very relaxed, your mind is AWAKE and aware and you are connected with your subconscious mind. You'll recognize this "state" as the experience you have when you daydream, or the state you are in just before you go to sleep. You are not asleep! Its as if you have one foot in the waking world and at the same time-- you are curious and attentive to your inner experience. It's a natural state that we cycle in and out of all the time. You are able to answer questions and are always in control.
I'M AFRAID THAT I'll LOSE CONTROL You are always “in control” in the self hypnotic state. What's true is that all hypnosis is self hypnosis because no one can make you relax nor can you be made to go against your will while in this state. You hear everything, are able to respond and always in a place of choice. You can open your eyes at any time and be fully present. You can follow suggestions, change them or ignore them. You can always keep your inner experience private.
WILL I REMEMBER WHAT HAPPENS? You are not asleep. You are aware of your surroundings, and at the same time you feel so relaxed and the usual distractions fade out. In other words, you know where you are, but you are so interested and focused on your inner experience. Your subconscious mind will be offering you images, symbols, body sensations and information to assist you in your change. At times, I will ask you questions and invite your response so we can track your experience. You can easily respond and still remain relaxed and aware. You can easily remember what you want to remember, and I make a recording our your session for you to take home.
WHEN I'M IN A HYPNOTIC STATE, CAN I GET STUCK THERE? Never- it's as simple as opening your eyes!
WHAT ABOUT STAGE HYPNOSIS? The people who choose to be on stage volunteer to be performers. Because your mind will never follow suggestions that are unacceptable to you---you may notice in a given show, that some people choose to "play" and others don't. If you were to question the most entertaining volunteers after the show, they would tell you that they knew what they were doing. Inwardly, they agreed to be a clown.
WILL YOU MAKE ME CLUCK LIKE A CHICKEN? Only if you want to. You cannot be made to do anything you don't want to do.
Each session is different depending on your goals and specific needs. We evaluate these together and based on these considerations we use a combination of any and all techniques that OBSTACLE BUSTERS specializes in. Our goal is to use the best tool at the right time.
Erica works with clients all over the globe over the phone. The benefit? As you are focusing and working on yourself from the comfort of your own home, you aren’t distracted by an unfamiliar environment and are able to anchor and implement the changes you have been accomplishing much quicker into your daily life. So no matter where you live you can break through your challenges and empower yourself.
Understand that all services provided by Obstacle Busters and/or Erica L. Eickhoff, CMS-CHt are for educational and self-improvement purposes only. Her services are not the practice of psychotherapy or medicine and are therefore not offered as a substitute for counseling, psychotherapy, psychiatric or medical treatment. Consultation and/or referral from a licensed physician or mental health professional may be required before hypnotherapy services are provided.