Hypnotherapy Explained

What is hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy uses a very relaxed state of mind called hypnosis.  The client’s mind will be relaxed so their conscious mind (the part that does the thinking) allows the hypnotherapist to access the subconscious mind (the bit that is made up of all our lifetime experiences) and re-programme it (using therapeutic techniques) to free the client from whatever is holding them back and stopping them living the life they want and deserve.  This is all done with words, suggestion, visualisation and imagination – no tablets, medicines or needles are involved!

Hypnosis can be likened to driving a car and getting to your destination and thinking to yourself “I don’t remember driving that last part of the journey”.  You could be intently listening to the radio or thinking about work or what’s for dinner – meanwhile your subconscious mind is driving the car without you consciously thinking about it.  If a traffic light had turned red in front of you though, your conscious mind would “wake up” and step in and you would have stopped the car.  The same will happen whilst under hypnosis, if the therapist suggests something that you are not comfortable with you will just “wake up”.  A hypnotherapist is not in control of you at any time, you are in control at all times, they cannot make you do anything against your will.

You will be aware of your surroundings at all times.

Who can be hypnotised?

The simple answer to that is almost everyone!  As long as you are a willing participant you can be hypnotised!

What can hypnotherapy be used for help with?

Smoking Cessation, phobias, fears, weight control, stress management, relaxation, pain management, sports performance, driving test/exam nerves, confidence, IBS, past life regression, insomnia..... and many other issues and problems.  If you can think of it, hypnotherapy can help with it!
No therapy can give you a 100% guarantee of a cure. Whilst clinical hypnotherapy is very safe, if you suffer from epilepsy, or are undergoing psychiatric treatment or taking antidepressants, then you should obtain a letter from your doctor to confirm that you may have hypnotherapy.
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