“There are many different ways in which actors can access their emotions more readily. Hypnotherapy, much like traditional talk therapy, can be a great place to learn more about yourself, and it’s generally a safe place to get in touch with emotions that have been tucked away for years…Numbing your feelings is damaging to your physical and mental health, and it can also prevent good relationships from thriving…In hypnosis we work directly with the subconscious; you come to see how powerful your mind really is, and then you can begin to modify beliefs that no longer serve you…Hypnotherapy can also teach you how to visualize with strong intention. Proper visualization techniques help eliminate self-doubt, allowing you to become more emotionally available..”
Backstage, Posted Nov. 19, 2007. Please click here to access full article.
Delcie Adams has a B.A. in theatre from San Francisco State University and is a certified hypnotherapist with a practice in Los Angeles. She’s a member of the American Hypnosis Association and the Hypnotherapists Union Local 472. You can visit her website at www.delcieadams.com.
This article offers practical advice to actors who may want to improve or enhance their professional abilities. This advice can however be useful to all of us. The article taps on to the idea of underlying, core beliefs. Unspoken beliefs, powerful beliefs which are unhelpful to us. Since those can not be scientifically proven to be true, they can be changed. Hypnotherapy can become a powerful tool in order to help us change them.