WHAT IS HYPNOSIS?
What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is quite simply a relaxed state which focuses your attention.
In this relaxed state, your subconscious mind is more responsive to suggestion than it is in a normal wakened state. In a therapy session, the suggestions are designed to help you change specific or unhelpful thought patterns.
Clients have commented how ordinary hypnosis feels - which is not unlike daydreaming. You can often hear everything that the therapist says whilst in a deeply relaxed state.
In fact you could call it a Guided Daydream.
If you have ever traveled home and not remembered much about the journey or sat at the computer for ten minutes and an hour has passed by,
then you have been in a state of focused attention, not dissimilar to the feeling of being hypnotised.
One of the primary goals and purposes of hypnotherapy is to enable you to realise what the problem or issue is. It cannot always be taken away, but you can be helped to look at it confidently and assertively.
Hypnosis can be used to convey a host of skills and problem-solving strategies to the sub-conscious mind. You can be taught to view the events from different vantage points. With hypnotherapy, you can learn to alter your perceptions in lots of ways – thereby improving your life.
My goal is to help you make that change in the shortest time possible and with long-lasting results.
I can’t work miracles but it truly is amazing what can be achieved with commitment and effort.
What Hypnosis isn't
Hypnosis is not ‘Magical’.
Unlike the images portrayed in films & television Hypnosis does not involve the therapist taking control of your mind - no one can hypnotise you against your will.
You cannot be MADE to do anything that goes against your moral guidelines – your subconscious mind will simply reject it.
When shouldn’t you use hypnotherapy?
Always check with your doctor first if you’ve been diagnosed with any of the following:
- Psychotic episodes
- Bipolar disorder
- Certain types of personality disorders
- Breathing problems
Your doctor will be able to advise you whether hypnotherapy is appropriate for you.