What Is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is an altered state of mind.

We all experience this natural, trance like state daily.

Do you recall driving somewhere, yet becoming so engrossed into your own thoughts that you suddenly arrive at your destination with little or no recollection of your journey? You were in an altered state of mind. Your conscious analytical mind stepped aside and you were driving, so to speak, on automatic pilot. You were in a type of trance.

Of course, if an emergency arose, your conscious mind would quickly react and you would be in complete control of your car and your circumstances.

We enter this altered state every day without consciously becoming aware of it.

This is a natural state where our minds are able to rest. When we use hypnosis, in a therapy atmosphere, we simply confuse the conscious mind, so it steps aside, allowing us to communicate directly with our subconscious minds.

The conscious mind is always aware of what is going on and, if necessary, it will instantly take over. This is why I assure my clients that I cannot suggest to them something they would not normally approve of. The client is always in control, the hypnotherapist is simply guide.

As a hypnotherapist, it is my job to guide my clients, in a safe way, to release unwanted emotions or limiting beliefs.

I grew up a scaredy cat!

I was afraid to learn how to ride a bike, I was afraid to learn how to swim, I was afraid to go deep sea fishing, horseback riding, even bug catching! I was worried I might get hurt, feel stupid, or completely fail! As I got older, I realized, I was being silly!

I forced myself to step out of my comfort zone. I forced myself to have a life. It was uncomfortable. My stomach was upset, I had headaches, and I was constantly anxious about my capabilities. Sound familiar? It really doesn’t have to be that way. I found the freedom to live the life I desired through hypnosis and hypnotherapy.

I no long feel trapped or unable to move forward…I am free to fly and live the life I have always wanted to!! You can feel comfortable and capable, too! You can live the life you have always wanted to! It really is possible to let go and live happy and full lives!

When did this all begin?

I explain to my clients that when you arrive here, as these perfect little humans, you begin immediately to learn about life. Your teachers are your parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and even your siblings. Your innocent mind begins to see, learn and react to life as we watch and observe.

From this early age, until school age, we gather information and believe all that we are told. During this time our subconscious mind is in charge. Our conscious analytical mind is not fully developed until after school begins.

What we see and experience in these early years shapes our lives in a big way. When we hear things like, ‘You are bad!”, “You can’t do that!”, “You will never get it right?”, you believe it, these are facts that the people closest to you have declared. Are these statements true? NO, of course not! As you begin to learn about life, you store these little tidbits in the back of your mind.

You are storing them for later use. Often this misinformation directs us as we try to find our way through our childhood, teens and adulthood.


Many people experience trauma in their life. It could be family trauma, violence, death of a loved one, serious illness of a loved one or self, serious accident, hospitalization….. There are many, many traumas and degrees of trauma. All these experiences create an emotion. It is not easy to ignore or let go of this strong life changing emotion.

The traumatized person figures out how to deal it, often stuffing it deeper into the depths of the subconscious mind. Distraction may work for a while, but in many cases it affects the way we handle our lives.

It may show up as endless sleepless nights, a fear of driving or flying, it may manifest in an extreme fear of the safety of our loved ones or self, or possibly you are stopped you in your tracks from doing the things you truly want to do.

If you find that you are struggling or forcing yourself to step out of your comfort zone or if you are not living fully in the way you desire, hypnotherapy may be the answer for you.

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Hypnosis has been practiced in one form or another throughout all of recorded history. Many historians can trace it back to the records kept in ancient temples of the early Egyptians. According to William Kroger, M.D. and William Fezler, Ph.D. it has been part of religious practices throughout the world since the first records were kept. Links can be made to hypnosis in many world religions – some of these include Jewish mysticism, Byzantine Catholicism, Taoism among the Chinese, Sufism, Hinduism, Shintoism, Tibetan Buddism & Zen and Yoga.

Hypnosis is a tool that can connect you directly to your subconscious mind. This allows you to find the root cause of your addictions and habits, and then explore them and resolve them. The mind can be reprogrammed for inner healing and harmony.

Like athletes preparing for competition, visualizing victory readies you for a victorious reality. Imagining a day of healthy eating helps you envision the necessary steps to becoming that healthy eater. Too tough to picture? Find an old photograph of yourself at a comfortable weight and remember what you were doing differently then; imagine resurrecting those routines. Or visualize getting advice from a future older, wiser self after she’s reached her desired weight.

By targeting the unconscious mind with powerful suggestion techniques, Bonnie Goldstone a registered hypnotherapist will help you develop a new, positive relationship with food and exercise. The aim is to make you feel confident about your body, change any negative thoughts about eating and help you lose weight healthily and responsibly without impacting your emotional wellbeing

These careful tried and true visualisations and many, many more are designed to empower you so that you can take control of your choices. Hopefully you will learn to enjoy the taste of healthy food and stop craving sugary, fatty things. You should also learn to enjoy your body and not see it as a source of anxiety. By tackling those deep feelings forming the foundations of your eating habits, you can learn to adopt a healthier lifestyle and enjoy doing so..

Hypnosis is a tool that can connect you directly to your subconscious mind. This allows you to find the root cause of your addictions and habits, and then explore them and resolve them. The mind can be reprogrammed for inner healing and harmony.