It's not a traditional treatment, but more and more people are turning to hypnosis for help with their every day issues, like weightloss, fear and memory enhancement.
Keokuk native Jacky Patrick Malloy has been studying hypnosis for more than 20 years. Now he works as a clinical hypnotherapist for children and adults at 811 Main Street in Keokuk. Click here to hear his story on KHQA This Morning.
He says most people seek help from hypnosis to quit smoking or lose weight. But "going under" as its called, can also relieve stress, enhance athletic abilities or help with childhood bed wetting. He says hunters and marksmen find hypnotherapy amplifies their focus in the deer stand.
When someone goes "under hypnosis," the subconscious is heightened while the conscious mind is relaxed. That allows hypnotherapists like Malloy to give positive suggestions. Click here to hear Malloy explain hypnosis on KHQA This Morning.
"Then I'm speaking directly to the subconscious," Malloy said. "You have what's called the critical mind that runs between the conscious mind and subconscious mind. I'm basically going into the critical mind and changing positives to negatives and negatives to positives."
People who go under hypnosis say it's like taking a nap. But when you come out, you remember and take those hypnotic suggestions to heart -- a great thing for issues like weightloss. Click here to watch Cameraman Mark come out of hypnosis.
"It's effortless weightloss, simply because they are making better choices and better decisions," Malloy said. "I implant that thought into their subconscious mind and when they're hungry they say I'll have this."
Click here to watch cameraman Mark explain what hypnosis was like for him.
What do you say to skeptics?
"Really hypnosis has been full of skepticism from the very beginning," Malloy said. "All I can say is I have a lot of very satisfied clients who say that it works."
"Solutions" Hypnosis Motivation Inc. is located at 811 Main Street, in Keokuk
Below is a list of benefits hypnosis offers to clients. Click here to learn more about Malloy's Hypnotherapy practice.
EMOTIONAL BENEFITS1. Relaxation2. Stress Management3. Confidence & Self Esteem4. Eliminate Fears & Phobias5. Relationship Enhancement
PHYSICAL BENEFITS6. Weight Control7. Pain Management & Illness8. Sleep Disorders & Insomnia9 . Strengthen Immune System10. Athletic Skills & Performance11. Stress-Induced Medical Issues
MENTAL BENEFITS12. Overcome Sabotage13. Eliminate Procrastination14. Improve Memory15. Strengthen Creativity & Talents16. Motivation & Goal Setting
BEHAVIORAL BENEFITS17. Stop Smoking18. Habit Control19. Self Love & Intimacy20. Communication Skills21. Overcome Addictions & Co-dependency