Hypnotherapy is the use of hypnosis in order to affect a desired therapeutic change.
What is hypnosis?
Put simply Hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness/awareness which allows you to discover how to communicate with your subconscious mind.
Hypnosis is a natural trance phenomenon that all humans experience thousands of times during their lifetime. The following are a typical examples of Hypnosis:
When you are driving and you miss your turning or you think ‘my goodness how did I get here’
When you have been so engrossed in a film, book or conversation that you have not heard someone speak to you.
When you have been day-dreaming
When you have noticed a bruise and wondered ‘how did I get that’
There are literally thousands of examples. It is a fact that we are constantly moving in and out of Hypnosis throughout our daily lives.
The process of Hypnosis in a therapeutic setting is achieved by allowing the busy thoughts, worries and stresses to dissipate, relaxing the mind, relaxing the body, establishing a calm inner state of being in order to enable a therapeutic interchange and reprogramming at a subconscious level of the mind.
It is a calm, safe, rapid and powerful way to affect deep and lasting changes at a subconscious level.
Whilst Hypnotherapy is generally conducted with your eyes closed, it is important to understand that Hypnosis is not sleep. You do not ‘go under’. Contrary to popular belief you do not lose control of your faculties. This popular misconception is generally due to what is shown on stage or characterised on TV or the cinema.