This workshop explains the trance state of hypnosis and how it works through the subconscious mind, as hypnosis is a natural, yet altered state. Further discussion will show how the conscious, subconscious and superconscious (higher-self/soul) work together and how specifically the subconscious is the most powerful tool that we have direct access to as it controls both our mind and body.
Working from that base of understanding, it becomes easier to see how hypnosis/hypnotherapy work with the subconscious to initiate fast and lasting results within oneself. This also explains a lot about why willpower is often not enough to initiate lasting change as willpower is based in the conscious mind.
We will also briefly discuss the history of hypnosis, dating back to the Egyptian "Sleep or Dream" temples and even before as the second oldest profession in the world, to its modern history with the American Medical and Psychological Associations in the 50's leading to its current validity in mainstream society and medical applications.
There will be plenty of time for questions and answers and the workshop will finish with a group hypnosis session where everyone will be able to participate, if they choose, then talk about their individual hypnosis experiences.
Christina Higgens, CMS-CHt, NLPP, Founder and Director of San Diego Clinical Hypnotherapy, is a Clinical Hypnotherapist and NLP Practitioner based in San Diego, California.
After graduating from Andrews University with a BA in Psychology and Spanish, she pursued a career in first in psychology and later in education. During that time, she traveled and lived all over the world, learning new languages and cultures and always with a passion for understanding human potential and spiritual enlightenment. She has been to over 50 countries and has lived abroad in 6 of them, including Costa Rica, Spain, Jordan, China, Japan and the U.S. She enjoyed studying the languages, cultures and martial arts of the countries while there. While living in Costa Rica, she studied Spanish and Tae Kwon Do, in Spain, she studied Spanish and Spanish culture, in Jordan, she studied Arabic and worked in anthropology and archaeology, in China, she studied Wushu, shamanism and Mandarin, and while living in Japan, she studied Japanese, obtained her black belt in Aikido and became a 3rd degree Reiki practitioner. In her travels she has spent time with many cultures and even got to meet the Dalai Lama.
It was through these travels that she decided to seek an understanding of how to better achieve our full potential as human beings and live fuller, more productive, healthier lives. Upon returning to the U.S., Christina enrolled in the accredited Hypnotherapy Academy of America, earning her Clinical Hypnotherapist and Certified Medical Support Clinical Hypnotherapist certifications and soon after, her NLP Practitioner certification through Master Practitioner and Trainer, Patrick Singleton, of Creative NLP Solutions. She is currently certified through the International Board of Hypnotherapy which has the highest standards of any hypnotherapy certifying board as well as requiring annual continuing education in the field of hypnosis.
It was Christina’s determination, focus, and understanding the power of the mind that enabled her to become a counselor, a teacher, a successful martial artist, rock climber, successful businesswoman, and a clinical hypnotherapist.
Along with helping individual clients, Christina also does training and corporate or other speaking engagements.