What Is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis, simply put, is a passive, trance like state. It's actually a natural state of mind, which is frequently induced by everyday living. You have probably been in an hypnotic state many times without realising it. Becoming absorbed in a novel or losing track of what is happening around us, in a daydream like state, are both examples of self hypnosis.
An important feature of hypnosis is the opening of the powerful subconscious mind. The subconscious mind makes up 95 per cent of who we are. It consists of positive and negative identifications and associations that produce habits and behaviours. Hypnosis allows us to bypass the conscious mind and access the subconscious directly where behaviours are stored.
How It Works
During a hypnotherapy session I will guide you into a deep state of relaxation. This trance-like state helps you to focus your mind and will allow you to respond more readily to empowering and positive suggestions, promoting the desired behaviour changes that can help you to overcome your issue. All hypnosis is a state of abstraction from the outside world and absorption in your own thoughts and images.
What Does Hypnosis Feel Like?
Hypnosis will take you into a pleasant deeply relaxed state of mind and body. It is not a strange or unusual feeling, it is similar to falling asleep but not losing conscious awareness. This means that you are able to hear and sense things around you, but generally your eyes will be closed and you will feel comfortably relaxed. This state of being reduces anxiety, stress and tension and allows us to connect with our inner self.
Some clients enter their first experience of hypnosis with ideas linked to those of television shows and fiction. A frequent belief is that under hypnosis the client becomes ‘unconscious’ and would not be able to remember the session afterwards. Or, that they would not be capable of any voluntary action, such as speech. You will always be in conscious control throughout the therapy and will remember everything that happens while you are in the hypnotic state. For instance, if you find yourself becoming uncomfortable, you can change your position. You will be able to speak, although sometimes you may find that it's just too much of an effort!
What Can Hypnotherapy Help With?
There are many different reasons why a person might want to try hypnotherapy.
Some of the issues I offer hypnotherapy for are:
Click on the above issues for more information on how hypnotherapy can help.