What is Hypnosis?

Understanding Hypnosis

An Effective Path to Positive Change

Hypnosis is a natural and effective technique that harnesses the power of the mind to promote positive change, relaxation, and personal growth. If you’re curious about hypnosis and how it can benefit you, this guide will provide a clear and comprehensive overview.


A State of Focused Relaxation

Hypnosis involves entering a state of deep relaxation and focused concentration. During this state, your mind becomes more open to positive suggestions and constructive guidance. This heightened state of awareness is often referred to as a trance.  But it’s nothing like you see in movies.  I’m sure you have been totally absorbed while reading a book, while on the computer or watching a movie? Did you zone out to the point you didn’t notice what else was going on around you? Maybe realize you have gotten much further down the road than you realized. Or look at your clock and time has flown by. If so, you’ve experienced a trance-like state that’s similar to what happens to you during hypnosis.

Hypnosis is a collaborative process between you and a trained hypnosis professional. The hypnotist guides you into a relaxed state and provides positive suggestions to help you achieve your goals, whether it’s reducing stress/anxiety, overcoming a fear, or breaking a habit or whatever change you are seeking.

A Collaborative Process

A Safe and Natural Technique

Hypnosis is a safe and natural technique without harmful side effects. It is based on centuries-old practices and is recognized by modern science as a highly effective tool. You remain in control throughout the session and can come out of the trance state at any time.

Hypnosis is effective for a wide range of issues, including stress management, pain relief, improving sleep, enhancing performance, and overcoming fears and phobias. Many people experience significant improvements after just a few sessions.  See 144 Ways Hypnosis Can Help

Effective for Various Issues

What Hypnosis Is Not

Not Mind Control

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Contrary to popular myths, hypnosis is not mind control. You cannot be made to do anything against your will or contrary to your values. You are always aware of your surroundings and in control of your actions during a hypnosis session. It is not a truth serum, so you don’t tell your deepest, darkest secrets.

Not Sleep

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Although hypnosis involves deep relaxation, it is not the same as sleep. You are in a state of heightened awareness and focused attention, which allows the hypnotherapist to work with your subconscious mind effectively. You can’t get stuck in hypnosis. It’s a natural state.

Not a Quick Fix

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While hypnosis can produce rapid results, it is not a magic cure. It requires your active participation and a willingness to change. The effectiveness of hypnosis depends on your openness to the process and your commitment to the positive change journey. Hypnosis is without a doubt one of the most effective transformational methods available. It stands alone as a modality in itself and it’s power has been used since the beginning of civilization. Hypnotherapy is one of the oldest professions known to man. There is certainly a resurgence in modern times and science is now recognizing what we as hypnotherapist’s have always known. It works, and it works where most other approaches fail.

A survey of psychotherapy literature by Alfred A. Barrios, PhD. revealed the following recovery rates:


38% recovery after 600 session

Behavior Therapy

72% recovery after 22 sessions


93% Recovery after 6 sessions


How Comfortable is Hypnosis?

Deep Relaxation

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Most people find hypnosis to be a very comfortable and pleasant experience. The process begins with relaxation techniques that help you feel calm and at ease. You may experience a sense of tranquility and well-being during and after the session. We hear all the time people are less stressed, sleeping better, more motivated, and in a better mood after just one session with Tammy.

Personalized Sessions

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Hypnosis sessions are tailored to your individual needs and preferences. The hypnotist will work with you to create a safe and comfortable environment, ensuring that the process is as soothing and effective as possible.

Positive and Empowering

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Hypnosis is designed to be a positive and empowering experience. The goal is to help you access your inner resources and make beneficial changes in your life. Many people report feeling more confident, motivated, and in control after their sessions.

Effectiveness of Hypnosis

Scientifically Supported

Numerous studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of hypnosis for various conditions, including pain management, anxiety reduction, fears, and behavioral change. It is widely referred and used by healthcare professionals, including psychologists, doctors, and dentists.

Long-Lasting Results

The changes achieved through hypnosis can be long-lasting, especially when combined with other techniques and lifestyle changes. Hypnosis can help you develop new, healthier habits and perspectives that support your overall well-being.

Versatile Applications

Hypnosis can be applied to a wide range of issues, from improving academic and athletic performance to managing chronic pain and stress. Its versatility makes it a valuable tool for personal growth and healing. See 144 Ways Hypnosis Can Help.

Tammy Hypnotist

Tamara Shadday C.Ht.

Consulting Hypnotist in St. Petersburg, Florida

Consulting Hypnotist – Caring, Compassionate, Effective – Life Changing. Change your life by changing your thoughts in your subconscious mind. Effective change NOW.


Hypnosis is a powerful and gentle technique that can help you achieve positive change and enhance your quality of life. By understanding what hypnosis is and what it isn’t, you can approach it with confidence and curiosity. Whether you’re looking to overcome a specific issue or simply want to explore the benefits of deep relaxation, hypnosis offers a safe, natural, and effective path to personal transformation.

If you’re interested in learning more about hypnosis or booking a session with a qualified professional hypnosis practitioner, contact us today. Tammy is here to support you on your journey to a happier, healthier, and more empowered life.

Hypnosis is a safe and natural technique without harmful side effects. It is based on centuries-old practices and is recognized by modern science as a highly effective tool. You remain in control throughout the session and can come out of the trance state at any time because all hypnosis is self hypnosis.

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