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Hypnosis, Hypnoanalysis, Non-Clinical Hypnosis and Talk Therapy

Hypnosis is the induction of a natural state of consciousness involving focused attention that we all enter at various times. It is the only kind of super learning or re-learning there is, a state of construction through suggestion. In the case of hypnoanalysis, which is psychotherapy while in hypnosis, it is a process of inquiry, answers, construction and transformation all while in hypnosis . In hypnosis, one’s attention is focused in one area, closing out peripheral awareness, enhancing one’s capacity to absorb and respond to suggestions on their terms. The client is in control. It is similar to daydreaming or being so completely engrossed in something that you may ignore someone speaking in the same room. If you needed to do so, though, you could intervene on your own behalf or get up and leave.

An example of hypnosis would be the following process. Just before falling asleep every night, we voluntarily submit to pass through a phase called the alpha state, one of the brain wave states associated with hypnosis. During this state, we are able to give ourselves suggestions. For example, you may remind yourself, just before falling asleep, to wake up early. You then find you awaken at that earlier time. In this situation, you gave yourself the post hypnotic suggestion to wake up early and you did so. This function is similar to how hypnosis works. Hypnosis is induction into a state of consciousness, measurable, using an EEG to read brain wave activity. It is a state where powerful transformation is possible, especially during hypnoanalysis. Read more about hypnosis.

The primary and strongest engine for your transformation, Hypnoanalysis comprises an organized protocol. It is a highly specialized method of psychoanalysis while a client is in hypnosis. Hypnoanalysis can be used in the College Student and Peaceful Power programs in addition to addressing a wide range of individual concerns of many different kinds of clientele.  It utilizes hypnosis to bring about a solution to the problem presented by the client. This therapy is dynamic, highly effective, solutions focused and quicker than talk therapy. I examine the symptoms and then seek to find the root cause of the problem. After the cause has been discovered, treatment can then remove symptoms and the root can be healed.

Hypnoanalysis can be used to relieve depression, anxiety, weight issues, phobias, smoking, relationship issues, poor self esteem, guilt, or sexual problems. It can also help relieve some physical symptoms such as chronic fatigue, asthma, chronic pain, allergies, and other problems that have their roots in emotions or the way we think.

Most people manage many of their problems by using logical thinking.  When logic doesn’t seem to bring about solutions, then the subconscious needs to be accessed for results.  This is a safe method of changing the ideas in the subconscious that have been limiting the client and causing problems. For permanent change to occur, it is often necessary for the cause of the problem to be discovered, corrected, and removed. Clients report the experience of transformation and an astonishing improvement to the quality of their life. I am pleased to offer Hypnoanalysis in Chicago at my Lincoln Park office.

The Intensive Hypnoanalysis Program may be available, depending on scheduling. This is especially convenient for out -of- town, out- of- state and international clientele because, depending on the goal of the client, a program can be completed within 1 to 2 weeks. Please visit my Contact Page for local accommodations, dining and shopping options for your visit and to reach me.

Hypnosis and Hypnoanalysis are not a medical treatments and Nina Pernecke, LCSW is not a medical doctor. Physical illness and pain should be assessed by a medical doctor.

For more about Clinical Hypnosis, click on the link below:

American Society of Clinical Hypnosis

Also available to clientele at my Lincoln Park, Chicago office, is Non-Clinical Hypnosis, also called Hypnotherapy. This kind of hypnosis is non-psychotherapeutic, does not involve counseling, yet it is powerfully helpful. It consists of direct, positive suggestion in the state of hypnosis. This is especially effective for improving performance, including in academics, sales, public speaking. It is also helpful in altering habits, presenting your best self and in many other realms if the roots of such problems are not better served by deeper inquiry . I can customize direct suggestion hypnosis to your particular needs.

It is the treatment of emotional or mental issues, or  related bodily symptoms of such, with an emphasis on conversation between the client and the therapist. There are times when talking and conversation are  illuminating and healing and are the best choice of therapy. There are times when we need to get it out, work it out, and leave it in the room. These times include, especially, recent loss or betrayal that can bring about feelings of anger, confusion, sadness and frustration. Talk therapy is available, here in my Lincoln Park, Chicago location.

I offer coaching  globally via phone, Skype or FaceTime. Topics include social skills coaching for those who are from another country and who have moved to the United States, work with students who are in study abroad programs, and coaching with previous clients who have moved elsewhere.

I am also a level one and two Braisnpotter and I use it as adjunct to Hypnoanalysis.

More Information About Hypnosis

In general, therapeutic hypnosis is a pleasant feeling of relaxation. Many people expect to feel something special or different when in hypnosis, though it is a normal state. Sometimes, it does not feel any different than your normal state. You just realize how relaxed you have been afterwards. It is a state in which the mind is highly absorbed or concentrated in focus. We have all been in this state many times before. At times it seems so normal to a person that he/she denies being in hypnosis. One can hear sounds around themselves and sometimes one’s mind wanders. Each person’s experience is different and will vary from time to time. Most people feel very relaxed and comfortable and so, have little desire to move or open their eyes, although this is possible whenever they would like to.

Hypnosis is induction into a normal brain wave state. Below are states of consciousness measured in hertz:

Beta: Alert, conscious state, 14-30 Hz

Alpha: Hypnosis, daydreaming, closed-eyed, relaxed, creative, 8-13 Hz

Theta: Hypnosis, meditative, dreaming, athletic “in the zone”, subconscious, 4-7 Hz

Delta: Unconscious, asleep, deep sleep, .5-6 Hz

Hypnosis is a state of relaxed, concentrated attention. The alpha waves that are measurable during hypnosis are also found during meditation. Bringing your mind to this state can be practiced and learned. There are many health benefits to be gained from this state, including the reduction of inflammation.

When in hypnosis, people are aware of their surroundings in a detached manner. Conscious, critical thinking is temporarily suspended and yet, available at a moment’s notice, if needed. Because of this relative inner quiet, people are more receptive to positive suggestions. The mind will refuse suggestions that are not good for them. The mind is concentrated on the suggestions and pays little attention to other stimuli.

No person can be hypnotized without consent. Everyone achieves their own hypnotic state by cooperating with the suggestions to relax and concentrate. In reality, all hypnosis is self-hypnosis because it is voluntary. A person enters into the state willingly and with full awareness. It is an enjoyable experience. The hypnotherapist is like an instructor or coach, guiding you. In my practice at Chicago Counseling and Hypnosis, I am often seen as the person in the passenger seat with the map on the client’s healing journey. They are in the driver’s seat. People can decide what they will or won’t do when in hypnosis. However, when in hypnosis a person is more willing to accept suggestions, particularly if they are relevant, positive and they are designed to help meet his/her goal.

In hypnosis, people can decide if they want to accept a suggestion and will not accept any idea or suggestion that is against their religion, values, or ethical principles. No one can control another person’s mind when in hypnosis. False memory cannot be implanted in this practice.

Hypnosis is a natural state of consciousness that people enter often and it is a safe, therapeutic tool. Occasionally, someone may experience a headache, but more often people experience pain relief. Some people feel fatigued after, often because when relaxed, they realize how tired they are. Occasionally, people experience traumatic memories when in hypnosis. Such a phenomenon led to the discovery of hypnosis as a powerful therapeutic tool. In qualified hands, this experience can lead to profound healing.
 It should be used only by a trained, qualified mental health professional or medical doctor. In most states, including Illinois, there is no licensing requirement in order to conduct hypnosis. It is easy for the layperson to take hypnosis courses and advertise treatment. Anyone seeking help through hypnosis should inquire about the person’s credentials. Ensure that she or he has a master’s or doctorate degree and is a licensed clinical social worker, counselor, doctor, dentist, psychologist or medical doctor. It is important that she or he has taken additional training in clinical, professional hypnosis or hypnotherapy.

People enter and leave the state of hypnosis regularly—most of the time we call it concentrating, drifting toward sleep, or daydreaming. Permanent inability to go into hypnosis does not exist although there can be a temporary unwillingness. If one is willing to learn to let go, and to cooperate, an effective state of hypnosis can be achieved.

I use clinical hypnoanalysis, which is psychoanalysis in a state of hypnosis, and non-clinical hypnosis, which is direct suggestion only, using positive messages for your mind. Non-clinical, non-psychotherapeutic programs are used to improve test performance for students, increase sales success for professionals, and much more. Hypnosis serves many useful purposes for one’s personal and professional development, helping to improve performance and alter unwanted habits. It can be used to alleviate insomnia, relieve pain, stress and symptoms of stress related illness, including high blood pressure. Hypnoanalysis follows an organized protocol. It is a specialized method of psychoanalysis while a client is in hypnosis. It utilizes hypnosis to bring about a solution to the problem presented by the client. This therapy is dynamic, highly effective, solutions focused and quicker than talk therapy. I examine the symptoms and then seek to find the root cause of the problem with you. After the cause has been discovered, treatment can then remove symptoms and the root can be healed.

Hypnoanalysis can be used to relieve depression, anxiety, weight issues, phobias, smoking, relationship issues, poor self esteem, guilt, or sexual problems. It can also help relieve some physical symptoms such as chronic fatigue, asthma, chronic pain, allergies, and other problems that have their roots in emotions or the way we think.

Most people manage many of their problems by using logical thinking.  When logic doesn’t seem to bring about solutions, then the subconscious needs to be accessed for results.  This is a safe method of changing the ideas in the subconscious that have been limiting the client and causing problems. For permanent change to occur, it is often necessary for the cause of the problem to be discovered, corrected, and removed. Clients report the experience of transformation and an astonishing improvement to the quality of their life.

Chicago Counseling & Hypnosis is located in beautiful and friendly Chicago, IL, on the near north side.

Nina Pernecke, LCSW, Psychotherapist

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Address: 2502 North Clark Street, Suite 220, Chicago, Illinois, 60614
Phone: 312-366-3478


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