What Is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is not sleep, unconsciousness, mind control or magic. In fact it is a heightened state of awareness. The person is fully aware, in control and able to respond to requests, either verbally or by a signal. There is no surrender of control – no magic.

No one can be hypnotized against his/her “will” or made to do anything he/she does not want to do. Anyone of average intelligence and higher can be hypnotized if they chose. Hypnosis is a helpful tool in over-coming fears, eliminating bad habits like smoking and overeating. It is also helpful in pain control, managing stress and more.

Can you be hypnotized?
Hypnosis is a practice older than medicine. It dates back to the early Egyptians. Today there are many false myths and half-truths aspired about hypnosis and hypnotherapists – (hyp-no-‘ther-a-pists) who use hypnosis to treat patients with emotional disorders and help them over come bad habits.

Like daydreaming, hypnosis is a state of calm relaxation and an education-communication process that allows a person’s conscious and subconscious minds to believe in the same message. Hypnosis can be used to help a person change behaviors they desire to change like the following:

  • Reduce Stress
  • Enhance memory
  • Improve athletic performance
  • Increase motivation
  • Eliminate phobias
  • Decrease pain
  • Improve sexual function
  • Stop smoking

When choosing a hypnotherapist, be sure they are certified in hypnotherapy from a reputable school or organization.

Author: Elizabeth Howell


Seeds of Wellness is offering two hypnosis group sessions in May and June with Rev. Elizabeth Howell. She is a certified hypnotherapist by the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association through the School of Personal Growth Hypnosis in Strongsville, Ohio, and has over 15 years experience.

  • On May 26, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm, Elizabeth provides a weight control hypnosis group session .
  • Stop smoking hypnosis group session occurs on June 16, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm.

Cost for both group hypnosis sessions: $45 (payment due 5 days before the session with no refund if cancel less than 36 hours before the date of the event)

Seating is limited to 8, so be sure to reserve your spot by calling 440-933-7733 now.


About Seeds of Wellness

Our gift store, Seed of Wellness, provides gifts for the body, mind and soul. We specialize in electronic cigarettes, vaping accessories, essential oils, homeopathic oral sprays, aromatherapy candles, incense and handmade gifts by local artisans.
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