Hypnotherapy is a modality in the therapy world where a hypnotist uses hypnosis to insert suggestions into the clients mind, because when you are in hypnosis your conscious mind is less resistant. A person becomes open and willing to new ways or ideas of thinking.
Tamara Chalmers from Wawota has started her journey into becoming a hypnotherapist.
Chalmers is a married mother of two with a mind full of wonder and an eagerness to learn. Like many others, Chalmers suffers from episodes of anxiety and depression which is why she started researching how the subconscious mind and hypnotherapy work.
“It fuelled me into understanding how the mind works – why we slip into these dark places and how do we get out of them,” she said. “It wasn't until last winter that I actually discovered it. And by discovered I mean researched and researched about it.”
Hypnotherapy has been known to help people with weight loss, quitting smoking and phobias. It’s this proven method that got Chalmers really intrigued about this type of therapy.
“I wanted to fully understand it. How it works. Why it works. What is going on in our minds during hypnosis and the effects of the therapy,” she said.
Basically how hypnotherapy works is it causes the individual to become more open and willing to see the world from a bigger perspective. A hypnotist is a guide into your subconscious and can teach you how to use that knowledge.
Chalmers has started practising her hypnotherapy from home. DARDA Hypnosis is the name of her business, DARDA stands for 'pearl of wisdom' and you can find her on Facebook. She had originally planned on having an office but then COVID hit and changed all that. She currently takes clients online.
If you book a session online, Chalmers explains you need your own space at home, somewhere quiet where you won't be distracted by pets or other people to do the video call. Distractions can lessen the optimal experience.
Chalmers wants to start promoting group hypnosis starting in January 2021. You will sign up for that months topic which will be New Year, New You – How to Commit to your New Year’s resolutions. This event will take place every Monday at 7 p.m. You can contact her on her Facebook page if you are interested in this topic or hypnotherapy in general.
“I am amazed by the significance of the mind body connection. And with the growing evidence of the effects of stored emotions and traumas on the physical body, there is something real when it comes to the connection of mental health and physical health. There is scientific evidence of energy as an unfolding dimension and with the rise of mental illness and auto immune illnesses,” she said.
“I think our world is evolving towards awareness for alternative medicines that have been backed by centuries. Treating the root cause rather than the symptoms. Which is almost always derived from stored energy in the body. Stored emotions and trauma. This is why I wanted to pursue it, Becoming our best self is most people's goal and it all starts in the mind. Hypnosis is about the mind and I have learned so much. I want to share with others, help others as I continue to help myself.”