FUTURE-SELF HYPNOSIS EXPERIENCES
"I have had the honor to work with Rachel recently sharing the experience of her hypnotherapy sessions. I am happy to report that it has been a complete game changer for me! Rachel is gifted in many areas but believe that she has found her niche in assisting people to reach their highest potential with her gift of hypnotherapy. I went into the sessions hoping to gain some insight and direction and was completely blown away with the results. I was especially astonished when I sat for my future self session and the very next day had met a new friend and we were discussing plans for the exact thing I had just envisioned for my future self session! It was like the universe had opened the doors that I had only dared to dream of. I just keep saying yes and I am deeply grateful for this experience. I would highly recommend Rachel to explore your vision of your future self. She will provide you with a safe and sacred space to create your wildest dreams. Thank you Rachel from the bottom of my heart." - Christine S.
You know the person you want to be. The person you are striving to be. BUT...something is getting in your way. Maybe it's a habit that you can't seem to kick, a mental block that keeps you stuck, a lingering fear that paralyzes you from taking action.
In a future-self hypnosis session, we will work together to decipher what those blocks are and exactly who it is that you want to become. Together, we will create new and powerful beliefs to embed into your subconscious through hypnosis. During this session, you will also have the opportunity to jump ahead in your timeline and receive advice and guidance from your future self to help you along your journey.
After you sign up, you will get an email to book your discover session. We will spend 45 minutes getting to the root of your blocks, writing powerful new beliefs together, and mapping out where you want to be in the future.
We will meet via zoom for 30 minutes for your session. While in hypnosis, I will take you a state of deep relaxation where I can bypass your conscious mind, access your subconscious, journey to meet your future self, and embed your new beliefs.
Repetition is key for brain transformation, which is why this recording of your session will be a powerful asset for you to listen to after our time together. You will also be gifted with recommended homework to continue to work.
The first step to working together is to invest in the experience. A future-self hypnosis experience is $297.
After you sign up, you will receive an email to schedule your discovery session. Discovery sessions must be booked within 1 year of purchase.
Once your discover session is complete, we will get your session on the calendar. I will need at least 72 hours between sessions to prepare for your customized experience.
I tried hypnosis with Rachel because I had developed a horrible eating schedule as a single mom while working full time, in grad school, and with newborn premature twins. I was so busy that I ate very little all day until after the twins would be in bed. This trend of eating every night between 9-10pm went on for so long that I found myself gaining weight. Even when my schedule calmed down and I started eating meals at normal times I still found myself ravenously hungry at 9-10 pm. I had created this horrible habit that I couldn’t seem to get over. This annoying habit has continued for the past couple of years. I listened to the recording of the hypnotherapy session and listened to it each night after the twins went to bed. Within about two weeks I found myself not having those cravings anymore. Not only does this allow me to not eat those late night meals but it has improved my ability to relax before bed and get a better night sleep. Rachel is awesome! I can’t thank her enough! I would never have thought to try hypnotherapy!
Contrary to popular belief, hypnosis is not a state of deep sleep. It does involve the induction of a trance-like condition, but when in it, the patient is actually in an enhanced state of awareness, concentrating entirely on the hypnotist’s voice. In this state, the conscious mind is suppressed and the subconscious mind is revealed. The hypnotist is able to suggest ideas, concepts and lifestyle adaptations to the patient, the seeds of which become firmly planted.
Many describe hypnosis as a pleasant combination of talk therapy and meditation.
Hypnosis is a co-operative partnership between the client and the facilitator to create change in both the conscious and subconscious space. Rachel O'Rourke is a Certified Hypnotist, not a Licensed Medical Doctor or Mental Health Professional. As such, hypnosis services performed are non-therapeutic and not intended to take the place of professional counseling, medical, or psychological care and should not be used as a substitute for diagnosis or treatment of any condition. Rachel does not work on pain or diagnosed mental or physical conditions without the referral from a licensed practitioner of the healing arts. If you are under the care of a medical professional for any condition for which you are seeking hypnosis support, please obtain a signed, written referral from your provider prior to engaging me and moving forward with related sessions. Rachel is honored to help you LIVE THE LIFE YOU WANT!
Talk therapy focuses on cognitive processes while hypnosis focuses on changing behavior in the subconscious mind. Hypnosis sessions include cognitive dialogue followed by hypnosis. This will be the part where a client either lays down or sits back, eyes closed, and follows along with the hypnosis practitioner’s guided imagery. Treatment is typically short-term, lasting between 3 and 15 sessions compared to weekly talk therapy sessions that can span from months to years. Hypnosis seeks to target the subconscious root cause of the presenting issue to integrate transformation quickly. Both hypnosis and traditional psychotherapy support lifelong behavior change. A hypnosis practitioner will request a medical referral for presenting issues with a medical etiology because they do not diagnose or treat medical conditions or psychological disorders. Nor do they prescribe or suggest medication.
The subconscious mind is like the soil of a garden, whatever the conscious mind plants there grows – whether it be weeds or flowers. It’s where we keep our behaviors, beliefs, emotions, imagination, intuition, and memories. It makes up 90% of our brain, which is why it can be easy to get stuck in what is no longer serving us.
Most of our issues stem from the mind, or involve it in some way whether psychological, physiological, or spiritual. There’s a wide array of reasons why people seek out hypnotherapy:
• Allergies • Analgesic/Sedation for Medical and Dental Procedures • Anxiety • Anger Management • Artists Block • Asthma • Athletic Performance • Autoimmune Symptoms • Bedwetting • Boredom • Blood Pressure Issues • Breaking Bad Habits • Career Enhancement • Chemotherapy Side Effects • Clarity and Purpose • Confidence • Courage • Creative Expansion • Depression • Emotional Release • Fears and Phobias • Fertility and Childbirth • Grief and Loss • Gut Health and IBS • Habit Integration • Heartbreak • Impotence • Manifestation • Memory, Focus, and Rapid Learning • Motivation • OCD and Perfectionism • Pain Reduction • Past Life Regression and Accessing the Past • Performance Anxiety • Pessimism • Psychoactive Experience Integration • PTSD/CPTSD • Rapid Healing and Inflammation Reduction • Relationship Improvement • Release Bad Habits, Behavioral Patterns, and Addictions • Self-Sabotage • Sexual Dysfunction and Satisfaction • Sleep Disorders • Smoking Cessation • Stress • Test Anxiety • Weight Loss and Body Image • Writer’s Block
Our ability to imagine influences everything we do, as the subconscious mind cannot distinguish fantasy from fiction. That’s why we cry during a sad movie, even though we know it's not real. When we focus our imagination on what we want, we are using imagery to bring it to life. Imagery is utilized during hypnosis to support clients desired outcome, improving their livelihood, wellbeing, and reaching personal goals. Imagery strengthens harmony between the body and mind and has been referred to as “medicine for the imagination.”
The goal of hypnosis is to rapidly create positive change for a person. Each hypnosis session leaves a person feeling optimistic and refreshed.
I believe most people are hypnotizable because hypnosis is a hidden ability of the mind. We go into hypnosis multiple times a day without realizing: During our morning routines, while scrolling through social media, when we are emotionally triggered, doing what we love, and falling asleep. Hypnosis is experienced on a spectrum; everyone has their own unique experience. For some, it’s an analytical state of focus while others experience all-encompassing visualizations and amnesia. Like meditations, you are in control the entire time.
Stage hypnosis is a sensationalized version solely meant to entertain. This kind of trance does not work on everybody. I do NOT practice stage hypnosis, only hypnosis for transformation.
I recommend to have your journal handy. You may have aha's, insights and new beliefs that you are going to be writing down during the first part of the session. The second part of the session will be the actual hypnosis session. You will also have time to use the bathroom before we start the hypnosis session. :)
HOW TO PREPARE
‣ Safe and comfortable place where you won’t be disturbed
‣ A Blanket -People tend to get cold when they are not moving
‣ Do not disturb sign on the door if necessary
‣ Pets in the room optional
WHAT TO EXPECT
Hypnosis and meditation are in some ways very similar experiences of consciousness. Meditation is the practice of clearing the mind, while hypnosis—when used intentionally—is the practice of focusing your thoughts on a singular goal. A person does not slip into a state of meditation like hypnosis, but depending on the amorphous definition, one can shift between the two. In meditation, a person may focus on their breath or a mantra for the purpose of clearing the mind of busy thoughts. The goal of hypnosis is to use one’s imagination to focus on new possibilities and thoughts to create a desired change. While meditation and hypnosis have different intentions, they are similar in how they create mind and body coherence, activate our parasympathetic response, and empower a person to feel good.
Guided hypnosis is not recommended for people with multiple personality disorder, hallucinations, or those under the influence of drugs/alcohol.