Hypnosis & Meditation

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014

Introduction

What is Clinical Hypnosis? If you have ever just floated off into your own little world, deeply absorbed in your thoughts, you have briefly experienced what hypnosis is like.

You may even recall feeling very relaxed, calm and peaceful -- almost not wanting to leave that place -- but yet at the same time, you were able to be alert and engaged in what you were doing.

Clinical hypnosis has been proven to be one of the most effective means for creating change. Prestigious universities and hospitals, like Harvard, Stanford, and Yale recognize the effectiveness of clinical hypnosis and have integrated it into their health programs. Clinical hypnosis has been found to be helpful in presenting issues such as anxiety, depression, managing pain, substance abuse and in finding relief from stress.

What is Mindfulness Meditation? The art of conscious living.

Jon Kabat-Zinn defines mindfulness meditation as being in touch with ourselves and our world. It can also be described as an awakening that makes it possible to live our lives with access to infinite possibilities. It involves paying attention with purpose to the present in a nonjudgmental way.

Think of it as a means of getting yourselves back in touch with your own wisdom and vitality.

The goal of mindfulness meditation is to create an awareness that allows you to embrace all of your thoughts and feelings and move through them rather than denying them.

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