Hypnosis is a powerful tool for a variety applications:
- Change ingrained habits, (nail biting, hair pulling, picking, etc)
- Change the subconscious self-doubt, frustration, and other emotions
- Install positive habits, such as healthy eating, physical activity
- Help change perceptions from unproductive to productive for health and wellbeing
- Exploring and changing the framework surrounding old physical and emotional traumas
Dr. Lambrou is a specialist in the use of hypnosis for clinical applications including:
- Sleep problems
- Test anxiety
- Specific Phobias
- Panic Disorders
And a special focus on weight control with hypnosis
Dr. Lambrou is available for individual hypnosis sessions and it’s recommended that you consider two sessions as basic, the first session to gather the needed information and context and the second session for hypnosis.
Often people elect to arrange those two sessions consecutively, one after the other. Dr. Lambrou often will make an audio recording of the hypnosis for continuing reinforcement.
Q. Who can use Hypnosis?
A. Virtually everyone can experience hypnosis to some level. Some applications, such as pain control benefit from deeper levels of hypnotic trance, but most objective need only a light to moderate level of absorption by hypnosis to benefit significantly. There are a small number of people who lack the ability to focus for even brief periods that may not be able to experience the hypnotic state.
Q. What can hypnosis accomplish or do?
A. A great deal of control over one’s own physiology is possible.Hypnotic suggestion can control blood flow, change stomach acid levels, eliminate pain, cure warts, improve other skin conditions, and a host of other positive effects. Emotionally, hypnosis can help improve mood, optimism, physical activity, and thought patterns. Hypnosis cannot turn an average golfer into a Tiger Woods, or make a person with an average memory have a photographic mind. There are many things hypnosis can do, but drastically changing reality is a stretch.
Q. Do hypnosis benefits last?
A. A powerful part of hypnosis are the post-hypnotic suggestions and response cues. This extends the new patterns to occur in everyday life. Additionally, having an audio version of the hypnosis for reinforcement is very helpful. Dr. Lambrou provides his clients with a recording of the hypnosis session to reinforce the post-hypnotic effect. Such post-hypnotic suggestions can therefore, last indefinitely.
Q. What does hypnosis feel like?
A. Most people feel deeply relaxed. The subjective experience of each person can be different. Many people allow their conscious mind to drift off into an unrelated thought or image while the subconscious mind tracks with the hypnotic language. Other people, especially in the beginning seem to watch the entire experience as if an observer, monitoring the events and even thinking about the suggestions for a time. There are many ways it may be felt, but most often there is some feeling disconnection from one’s body, time, and orientation to the room, or even drastic shifts in perceptions in line with the suggestions.
Q. Will a person hypnotized be able to choose to ignore a suggestion?
A. A person in hypnosis is always able to stop the trance, ignore a suggestion that is counter to their beliefs or intentions. However, never let yourself be hypnotized by some you may not trust.’
Q. How does hypnosis work?
A. There is still some aspects of the hypnotic phenomenon that are not clearly understood and how it works is one of them. One view commonly held by experts is that hypnosis creates a state of mental focus where the conscious judgmental part of us is slightly diverted or set aside so that suggestions consistent with our best intentions and goals may be put into the subconscious more directly and without filtering through beliefs that interfere with their acceptance. In another view, in hypnosis we are able to communicate within more directly with our subconscious as well as our physiological processes and create change at a deeper level.