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  • April 2018
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Embracing your subconscious mind — Wisconsin Hypnosis Center provides a path to wellness

What comes to mind when you’re asked to think about hypnosis?

Answers are sure to vary, and at some point often include the widely associated stage shows and silly acts for entertainment. And while that’s a fun portion of the art, there’s much more involved in the method that could easily be described as something not always immediately associated: logical.

Defined partly as “a state of human consciousness involving focused attention and reduced peripheral awareness,” it makes sense that hypnosis would have a perfectly appropriate place in one’s quest to reach a goal or accomplish the next level of success in whatever it is they choose.

In fact, in small ways, we use it every day. When we repeat something we want to remember, or when we’re driving our car on a familiar route, we’re in a hypnotic state. But we don’t realize it at the time, and the difference lies in learning how to choose certain states to see a positive result.

That’s where Jay Luck comes in. Now a master hypnosis and neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) practitioner, he was introduced to hypnosis accidentally, and its effectiveness initially surprised him.

“I met a (hypnotist) by accident. He asked what I wanted to change and I realized there was something my wife said that bothered me… the next time my wife said it — I’m not saying I didn’t hear it or didn’t care — I didn’t feel the emotional shift,” he says. “I wasn’t looking to do hypnosis… but after that I knew how cool it really was.”

Wisconsin Hypnosis Center — with locations in Appleton and Green Bay — has been in business for 29 years and, more often than not, positive reactions much like his own are the rule, not the exception.

It’s similar for Wisconsin Hypnosis Center’s Hypnosis Assistant and Trainee, Angie Levens.

“The best thing about my job is I get to watch people fall in love with their amazingness that they may not have realized existed,” she says. “(It) is all day every day at varying levels… hypnosis is an amazing way to tap into the best version of ourselves.”

Why does hypnosis work?

Jay explains that we tend to believe that our subconscious mind — that which is known for influencing feelings and actions — is in control. Habits, patterns and beliefs fall into this category, and when we feel stuck, we blame it for feeling compelled to do something we know we shouldn’t, like smoke.

“People who smoke have a pattern of believing cigarettes help reduce stress, it makes them look cool and a part of a group, things like that,” he says. “They think they’re stuck with cigarettes but really the subconscious brain hangs on to habits, patterns and beliefs because of the ‘benefit.’ They come to me and say, ‘I’m stuck, I can’t quit.’”

He explains that in reality there’s always something underneath a habit that’s emotional in nature that is why the habit exists. Our subconscious mind hangs on to this, and thus a habit is born. To change the way our subconscious mind runs, Jay focuses on the client’s ability to succeed.

“They can have success with something that they haven’t had it with before. And then (they) fall in love with themselves enough to agree to follow tips and techniques I give them to help them change the habit. But they have to want to love themselves first.”

Jay offers free consultations at Wisconsin Hypnosis Center to determine if a potential client is right for hypnosis and to ensure they’re ready for success. He has each person watch an introductory video while answering questions like, “Why are you here?” “Are you sincere about solving your problem?” “Why is this time different?”

“One of the misconceptions out there is that if you go to a hypnotist you’re not in control,” he says. “I can’t make you do anything you don’t want to do. A client just has to want to come in and they have to want to have success.”

Jay provides private hypnosis sessions that also include classes, audio tracks, reading material and workshops. He says simply one session isn’t enough. Real change happens one-on-one with a client because he’s asking about what’s happening with them that day, and what they need at that particular time.

“Clients are just blown away with what can change. When they say, ‘Wow,’ that’s the best day for me — and I do get that every day.”

RESULTS VARY. Wisconsin Hypnosis Center teaches self-hypnosis, and are not doctors. They do not diagnose mental health issues or medical conditions, and refer out people who may need those services.

In their own words:

Jay believes that hypnosis is, and should be, a client-focused business and often leaves it up to those who have had success to explain how it has changed their lives. Testimonials — Wisconsin Hypnosis Center clinics have over 20,000! — have a respected and prominent place in describing exactly how hypnosis changes lives.

“I can truly say after three sessions I have not been angry when things that used to trigger it appeared. I have been able to transform my anger and move on from that emotion to something totally different… I am way more relaxed…”

—Jazmin T., Green Bay

“I am able to achieve a state of relaxation beyond anything that I have experienced before. I know that I am in control. I can accomplish my goals… it feels good to be this confident.”

—Karl K., Appleton

“I have smoked for 40 years. I have quit many times but have always returned to smoking. This is different. I think about it but don’t act on it. I didn’t believe in hypnosis until now.” —K. Stevens, Appleton

“I came in to give hypnosis a try after trying many other techniques to try and get myself motivated to finish projects and stop procrastinating. It wasn’t until after Jay told me what my pattern was that I had realized stress had been one of the key factors that made getting stuff done so difficult. I am very thankful for having done this, because I not only found ways to help get myself to finish projects/try new things, but I also discovered that I can do these things without having to feel overwhelming stress all the time.”

—Kale M., Shawano

“In one week my sleep habits have completely changed. I can feel the calmness of simple everyday things that I never paid attention to before… healthier mind, healthier body, healthier me!”

—Debbie D.

“I made the initial call to lose weight, and I am thrilled to be making better/healthier choices, but I am also so proud that I am gaining a mental self-confidence that has been lacking for a long time. I can’t wait to see and feel how this changes my life forever.”

—Jackie K., Menasha

“Before I came (to Wisconsin Hypnosis Center), I had chronic insomnia. After my first session, I learned that I was unconsciously choosing to have insomnia and that I could choose not to… I have been sleeping well ever since my first session.”

—Leah K., Minneapolis

“I was a smoker for about two years but still had trouble kicking the habit. After the first session, I noticed that over the next few days there was no need to pick up a cigarette. The sessions there after greatly reinforced that I could live the rest of my life as a non-smoker.”

—Gary C., Oshkosh

“I am so happy with myself. I am now 30 pounds lighter than when I started this program... It’s easier to stay focused on my goal. I really like this hypnosis thing.”

—Gina M., Porterfield

“I have a new self-confidence. I feel better about myself. I no longer desire soft drinks and junk food. My eating habits have become healthy. I want to go walking each day.”

—Kenneth B., Appleton

“I am starting to believe in a new me and know that the right actions will follow. As Jay has taught me, I am being flexible with creating new habits and patterns. I am excited to see myself a month from now and how different life will be.”

—Melissa H., Green Bay

“Since I started working with (Wisconsin Hypnosis Center), I feel different and act different. I am more positive, confident and realize that I can control how I feel… My only wish would have been that I found out about this years ago.”

—Ryan S., Burnsville, MN

Can self-hypnosis help you?

Jay explains the habits, patterns and beliefs he sees at Wisconsin Hypnosis Center that are often successfully treated with hypnosis:

  • Weight loss
  • Quit smoking
  • Anger management
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Procrastination and self-doubt
  • Grief healing
  • Fears and phobias
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Take their online quiz to see if you can be hypnotized!

Wisconsin Hypnosis Center works with individuals from all areas of life from corporate to small businesses with the mission to raise public awareness in order to improve their quality of life through information on maturity, accountability, responsibility, family values, morals and ethics. Along with private one-on-one sessions, they are available for corporate speaking, motivational talks, comedy stage hypnosis shows, personal mentorship, on-site consultations and more. Online sessions are available!

Wisconsin Hypnosis Center

1111 North Lynndale Drive, Suite 203, Appleton

2830 Ramada Way, Green Bay

612-868-8177 • 920-954-1277

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