Can I retain my mental control during hypnosis?
The human mind is an amazing thing, capable of far more than we usually give it credit for. When a person seeks hypnotherapy they have in essence already decided the outcome they are after, or programmed their own mind to attain desired results. IE; someone has known for many years that they desire to become a non smoker. After many failed attempts finally see a hypnotist(consider going to one first!), they are READY for this change. This person desires to enter into a productive and relaxing trance state, and readily accepts all of the positive suggestions, or programming one might say, that they have actually instructed the hypnotist to use on them.
Now, we know that the person is probably paying something, desires change and is ready. In such a case there is likely little conscious resistance, and the hypnotist alleviates the unconscious resistance.
This is pretty easy to understand. The wildcard with the client is what is called their suggestibility. We are all very unique, and this also applies to our suggestibility. Some of us are analytical and detached from physical, some of us are dreamy, some of us enjoy escape, we trust or we don't, etc. What this means is we all go into hypnosis in different ways. Some of us go into a very light trance, some of us (especially people who walk in their sleep) are what are call somnambulists and may go very deep, and remember nothing. These people may even act out the suggestions, or scenes they imagine. However, ALL people enter a hypnotic state many times a day. Machines that measure brain waves proved this decades ago. ALL people are capable, if they desire, of entering a hypnotic state. Simply, and alpha or theta brainwave state.
What is important to know her here, is that the client actually maintains control of their own mind regardless of their type of suggestibility.
The obvious question that would arise is "What about STAGE HYPNOSIS? I certainly do not want to be forced to quack like a duck in front of strangers!"
Well, this may be hard for many of us to understand but, some people DO want to do that!
Let me elaborate. First, at every stage hypnosis show there are volunteers. (And, to be honest, that will never be me!) These people WANT to get onstage and act out in unknown ways. These are your classic exhibitionist entertainer types, (you know who you are…)Anyway, those people raise their hands, then the entertainer CAREFULLY tests people's aforementioned suggestibility. He or she finds the people who are most likely to become very willing, immersed, active and fun elements to the show. And these people are eager to play along. Make sense?
Stage hypnosis has been a blessing and a curse to hypnotherapy. On the positive side it shows the power of the human mind, and of hypnosis. On the down side us hypnotherapists must regularly allay people's fears of possible exploitation. Rest assured that hypnotherapy is just about the safest therapy one can experience. Find someone you feel comfortable with and you will be fine. It is NOT in my best interest to have anyone achieve less than stellar results. Remember, my reputation depends on your satisfaction. Many people say that all hypnosis is actually self hypnosis, meaning you must be involved. Since the days of Anton Mesmer in France millions of people have sought the highly effective help of hypnotists to support them in reaching their goals! I am deeply proud to be a part of this field and I can say that the peers I have are some of the most phenomenal, helpful and honest humans I have met.
The real thing to realize is the incredible power of the subconscious mind-it has an ability to reject or accept data. How do you choose to program you subconscious? With TV, ads and video games? Because by zoning out in front of this media you ARE saying YES to it saturating your mind. Or with a caring professional working just for you?! Take control of your mind.
Have any more questions? That's what I am here for.
~ Cassandra Auker, Hypnotherapist
Spa E’vie offers massage therapy that is relaxing and soothing just as it is effective and therapeutic.
With summer coming just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about getting that sun kissed glowing complexion. We all want to look our summer best, but choosing the right path to the perfect tan can be daunting.
If you’re considering indoor tanning or spray tan there are some serious side effects to consider before deciding on the best solution for your bronzed complexion.
There are a lot of scary facts out there about the use of artificial tanning beds. For one, we’ve known for a long time it causes premature aging. Think about how your body is in a constant state of regenerating and replicating new cells. Tanned skin is dead, burnt skin, so the use of tanning beds leads to unhealthy regeneration causing premature signs of aging.
Tanning might seem like a quick and easy way to get that beautiful sun-kissed look, but the side effects are lifelong and dangerous. The Skin Cancer Foundation released updates stating that people who use tanning beds before the age of 35 increase their risk for melanoma skin cancer by 75%! In addition, a recent study found more skin cancer cases caused by indoor tanning then lung cancer caused by smoking. So, in the big picture, the side effects just aren’t worth it. (http://www.skincancer.org/skin-cancer-information/skin-cancer-facts)
What about spray tanning?
Spray tanning has been touted as one of the safest and most effective sunless tanning treatments for years. While the side effects are not nearly as dramatic as indoor tanning, the downside to a spray tan is found in the inhalation of toxic fumes.
Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) is a key ingredient in giving you that golden glow. While it can be derived from natural ingredients, inhalation of this ingredient can result in genetic mutations and altered human DNA. This means DHA has the potential to cause lung cancer. In fact, spray tans are not cleared by the FDA. Use of DHA was approved back in the 1970s, but only in the form of lotions and creams where there was no risk of inhalation involved. (https://www.fda.gov/radiation-emittingproductsandprocedures/tanning/ucm116434.htm)
So how do we get back to our beautiful tanned skin without aging ourselves, causing pigmentation issues or risking lung cancer?
The St. Tropez Body Bronzing treatment! This apricot-infused formula is free of harsh chemicals and heavy smells. It hydrates the skin leaving behind a beautiful, natural looking full body bronze in just a few hours.
There is no streaking, no turning orange, and best of all no health risk. The St. Tropez Body Bronzing is a lotion-like solution that is expertly applied and blended for you as a spa treatment. This body bronze lasts 7-10 days with proper preparation. (Exfoliation 24 hours before the appointment, clean, lotion free skin, and loose clothing to put on post bronzing) Making it the perfect choice for your bronzing needs this bikini season.
Say goodbye to winter and welcome back summer the safe, effective, pro youth way at Spa E’vie.
Book online or call 541-479-3176 to make your appointment today!
~ Lauren Weibel, LE
Trying to decide if the Microcurrent Facelift will deliver the right results for you is tough. There is a lot of information out there, and the decision can quickly become overwhelming!
To help you make your decision, we will look at the top benefits this service can deliver, keeping in mind that some if these are immediate results!
10 of the best ways a Microcurrent Facelift can help you:
What is a microcurrent facelift and how does it work?
The microcurrent facial is a non-surgical face lift that uses low level electricity, similar to our own bio-electrical currents, to help speed up cellular regeneration. The electrical currents retrain the facial muscles to improve their tone and firmness while also causing a chemical reaction that naturally stimulates our collagen and elastin production.
Microcurrent facials are painless, safe and effective! There is no downtime whatsoever and no risk!
Microcurrent facials provide immediate results of firmer, rejuvenated skin and provide long term benefits when used regularly in your skincare routine.
To get the most out of your Microcurrent Facelift, your esthetician will create a customized treatment plan to help you achieve your desired results.
Book your appointment today to get started on your way to healthier more naturally beautiful skin.
~ Lauren Weibel , LE
Did you know that every 28 days our cells shed and regenerate on the surface of our skin?
Well at least when we are teenagers they do. But as we age, this process slows down. Our skin cell renewal time begins to deteriorate, making our cells less able to repair themselves. This is where a good facial regime becomes beneficial.
The physical and chemical treatments that make up a facial such as enzymes, chemical peels, exfoliants, facial massage, nurture faster epidermal cell replication and renewal overtime when regularly impacted. Which ultimately means happier, healthier, more radiant skin.
So why do skin care experts always recommend a once a month routine facial?
Because every month facial treatments are speeding up your cell renewal time a little bit, so keeping to a once a month routine will begin to bring your skin back down to its original youthful 28 day cycle. In return, you will see signs of aging slow down.
Along with speeding up your cell renewal time, facials provide a deep cleansing of the skin. Helping cleanse away any environmental aggressors, such as dirt and product, that might be building up dulling your otherwise radiant complexion. Leaving your skin feeling fresh, renewed and healthy.
Another advantage to sticking to a good facial routine is that your practitioner will become very familiar with your skin. They’ll recognize changes that may need to be addressed and they’ll know what products work synergistically with your skin type to get you the best possible results.
Plus, facials feel good! Take some time to relax and decompress, knowing that you are doing something beneficial for your health!
~ Contributed by Lauren Weibel, LE
What is Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) also known as Micro-Needling?
By now I’m sure we’ve all heard how important collagen is for youthful looking complexion. Often, we find serums and moisturizers that are topically applied to help boost our collagen levels. While these are effective, the results are minimal and can take a long time to see. CIT is a solution that allows your skin to create its own collagen, by up to 400%.
You will see a reduction in scarring, pigmentation issues, and wrinkles over the course of your treatments and healthier, thicker skin within 6 months. CIT is even precise enough to allow us to work close to the delicate skin areas of the eyes and lips which are often overlooked.
Unlike lasers and other advanced treatments, CIT does not use any heat. This means there is no risk of discoloration or scarring, making it safe for all skin types. CIT can even effectively address concerns like melasma and broken capillaries.
There is also virtually zero downtime with this facial treatment. Skin will have a redness, like a sunburn, for 1-3 days after the treatment, with most people feeling comfortable being outside without any makeup after a day.
How do you decide if Collagen Induction Therapy is right for you?
This treatment is perfect for someone looking for a way to achieve skin that looks and acts more youthful but without harsh treatments and chemicals.
At Spa E’vie our goal is to help you achieve the healthiest results, from the inside out, as naturally as possible. If you are interested in Collagen Induction Therapy call and schedule your consultation today.
~ Contributed by Lauren Wiebel, LE
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