What is Hypnotherapy?

Have you ever driven from A to B and when you reach B you can't remember exactly how you got there? You were probably daydreaming about something or someone and a still a part of you has been shifting gears, changing lanes …doing all those things that you do while driving. That part of you is your subconscious mind at work…fully focused on the task at hand. Even though your conscious mind wasn't really paying attention.

You also go into natural trance states while you're starting off into space… Or starring right through something or someone in a meeting or in class and then suddenly you realise your mind was completely somewhere else without you necessarily knowing where it went exactly.

Hypnosis is a naturally occurring state of the brain. In fact, we go in and out of natural trance states or hypnotic states many times every day.

Think about or imagine the mind as being like an iceberg floating in the water, we can see a small part of the iceberg floating on top of the water…your conscious mind. Hiding underneath the water is this large unknown part that we know is there but we can't quite see it or access it unless we were to dive down below the surface.

Hypnotherapy is a therapeutic way to safely dive down beneath the surface
to access that part of the iceberg…your subconscious mind.

The 2 parts of our minds… CONSCIOUS & SUBCONSCIOUS
Our Conscious Mind:
This is 5-10% of our potential mind power, where our WILL POWER, LOGICAL rational mind lives. Our SHORT-TERM MEMORY stores information for up to 48 hours here.

Our Subconscious Mind:
Makes up 90-95% of our total mind power… consider that it runs 90-95% of our behaviour. It is ILLOGICAL … not understanding time, child to adult, right from wrong, our LONG TERM MEMORY storing all of our life information, where our EMOTIONS live. Is where CREATIVITY originates…solutions to problems can be created here, contains all of our BELIEFS and responds to them illogically without considering if they are current information, untrue or harmful. The primary role of our Sub Conscious mind is PROTECTION
Hypnotherapy is essentially a state of heightened awareness which allows access in to the subconscious part of your mind to draw on all your resources to update, re-educate, uncover and address. It is a state in which learning is easy. You are always in total control as all hypnosis is self-hypnosis. By following my suggestions, you will go into hypnosis. I have had clients describe it as being blissfully oblivious and fully aware at the same time… tuning in and zoning out. Time to recharge!


Hours of Operation:

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 9am to 5pm
Thursday: 9am to 5pm
Friday: 9am to 5pm
Saturday: Closed
By appointment only

Evening Sessions Available
Upon Request


(Office and Distance Sessions)
Hypno-Chakra Balancing


Meriah Pettersen RCHt.

701 Hwy 97
Vernon, B.C, V1B 2W7



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