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In order to solve problems we need access to the subconscious mind and other aspects of ourselves.
We can obtain such access by using certain techniques.
These are effective, practical techniques meant to circumvent our consciousness mind.
Circumventing our consciousness mind and so accessing aspects of ourselves we don’t easily connect with during our day-to-day lives is called: Hypnosis.
Which technique we’ll be using depends on what suits you best.

The technique with which most people will be familiar is called Traditional Hypnosis.
This involves reaching a deep relaxed state – or trance – causing the conscious mind to be distracted or reduced.
It’s a powerful technique encompassing relaxation exercises and following instructions which make it possible to bypass that ‘critical factor’.
The ‘critical factor’ is a kind of firewall between the conscious mind and the layers below.
This ‘critical factor’ is active when your conscious mind is in control.
People often consider this technique a very pleasant and relaxing one.
It’s like travelling First Class – comfortable and relaxed – while the desired change is implemented. Once you arrive at your destination – when you awake from Hypnosis – you’ll achieved what you wanted to achieve.
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The Swan is a newly developed technique used by only a handful of hypnotists.
It was devised by Bob Burns from Montrose, Scotland.
It’s based on IMR: IdeoMotor Response.
IMR is a body movement enacted by the subconscious mind, circumventing the conscious.
Using this technique, it’s possible to communicate with deeper layers while remaining fully conscious.
The Swan is called as such because you use your hand and fingers to communicate.
The hand is held in a relaxed position and so resembles a swan.
This is a very direct technique and often provides amazing results in an incredibly short period of time.

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Many problems can be corrected in 1 or 2 sessions through the subconscious mind.
By simply asking, giving an instruction, the problem can be solved.
Quitting smoking is one example.

Sometimes this isn’t enough.
It may seem like the Hypnosis doesn’t work or that the effects are only short-term.

In such cases it’s necessary to trace the problem to its core.
Often there’s an underlying root cause to these issues.
This is true for physical and emotional, as well as for mental problems.

- Despite anaesthesia you continue to experience pain when treated by a medical professional
- Migraines
- Fears and phobias
- Stuttering
- Tics
- Allergies
- Retching
- Erectile disfunction

Through Hypnosis, the subconscious mind becomes accessible and this allows you to transport forgotten information to your conscious.
You will then experience a moment of clarify – an ‘Aha!’ sensation.
Why and how a problem came to be then becomes clear.
A one-off discomfort – be it physically, mentally, or emotionally – then often turns out to be connected to, for instance, stress.
After that experience a new, similar, occurrence will then cause the same kind of discomforts.
We call that ‘conditioned’ or ‘anchored’
Examples include allergies or asthma. These discomforts often surface or intensify during episodes of stress or particular weather conditions.
By understanding this connection through Hypnosis, you will come to realize that they are no longer applicable and your discomforts will disappear.

While 1 session is usually enough in Hypnoanalysis, it may be necessary to undergo multiple sessions.  

Of course, for each and every of these techniques you’d first have to experience them to realize their power.
It’s incredible to know a part of us is capable of alleviating many of our problems and discomforts.
Not only does it have the power to help, but that part of us also does that almost unconditionally.