Hypnotherapy how does it work?
Hypnotherapy how does it work?
Hypnosis is a natural state of mind that we enter into many times a day, for example when we are daydreaming, just before we go to sleep and even when we are watching television and can be described as nothing more than a relaxed focus.
It is a very pleasant and relaxing state where one’s awareness is heightened, and contrary to popular belief you will not loose awareness or control.
It is in this trance like state that the conscious part of your mind is bypassed and we have more access to the subconscious. We also know that this is when we are most susceptible to suggestion.
Hypnotherapy uses this trance like state to bypass the conscious mind and access the subconscious directly. In a therapeutic setting hypnosis provides a very powerful tool to access subconscious patterns of thought and behaviour and resolve issues that lie beyond the capabilities of conscious resolve.
It can help with many issues and problems in life including addictions, anger, blood pressure, blushing, lack of confidence, insomnia, IBS, relationship/marital difficulties, migraine, nail-biting, nightmares, obsessions, pain control, panic attacks, phobias, sexual problems, skin disorders, stress, trauma flashbacks, and weight control. Hypnosis is a normal and natural method of altering someone’s state of consciousness. It is very pleasant and relaxing, has no harmful side effects and is suitable for just about everybody.
Hypnotherapy is a powerful way to help your mind heal itself, which in turn can help to heal your body to restore the natural balance. It can be used to break habits, to give you confidence, to get rid of those negative feelings, doubts, anger and guilt. Hypnotherapy can be used to resolve psychological, emotional and some physical problems too, as many physical illnesses are brought on by the mind.
How Hypnotherapy can help you.
Hypnotherapy can help with a wide range of personal problems which can be influenced by, or originate in the mind.
The power of positive suggestion to the subconscious mind can bring about life changing results by letting go of those habits or beliefs that we have outgrown. In Hypnotherapy you will learn how you can call in a relaxed, peaceful state of mind whenever you need it.
Areas of Hypnotherapy I can help you with.
- Quit smoking
- Weight loss
- Easing stress and anxiety
- Self confidence & public speaking
- Lifting depression
- Eliminating phobias & fears
- Driving test or examination nerves
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Nail biting
You should consult your GP for advice if you suspect you may have a medical condition.
Hypnotherapy – What to expect:
The first session will last between one and a half to two hours. We will start with discussing what you want to deal with and what you would like to achieve from your therapy. We will then discuss what may be involved in the process and answer any questions you may have.
Hypnotherapy – How many sessions are required?
That will vary from person to person and what we are working on, for instance smoking will in most cases take one session as in most cases we are just dealing with a habit. With other problems we help you change the old behaviour and create a new more appropriate pattern of behaviour. Sometimes issues of self worth need to be looked at and changed to something more positive. Some people are very motivated and make the changes quickly whereas some people need a bit more time. After each session we can discuss your progress and what would be best for you.
You will never be asked to commit to a long course of therapy you do not need.
Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy
British Society of Clinical Hypnosis
National Council for Hypnotherapists