Hypnotherapy is the art and science of developing an awareness of your thoughts so that you can recognise negative thinking patterns and limiting beliefs, which hold you back.
It helps you see things with a fresh perspective, think positively and rationally and use your mind for your benefit. Our thought processes really affect how we feel, so as you gain more control over your thoughts, you gain control over how you feel in your day-to-day life.
The result being that you feel happier, more confident, motivated, relaxed and in control. Gaining control over your thoughts and feelings, brings control over your behaviours enabling you to cope better in situations, and develop positive and healthy routines and habits.
How does Hypnotherapy work?
Our mind is made up of the conscious and subconscious. The conscious part is our practical side which contains logic, rationale, willpower and short-term memory. The subconscious part is the emotional part that remembers our habits, automatic actions and programming to generate emotions and so on, this ticks away in the background and usually we are not aware of it. The subconscious is important as it helps us to carry out day to day activities
When we go into hypnosis we experience a deep relaxed state which gives our subconscious a heightened focus. Hypnotherapy techniques can stimulate our inner resources to help break patterns so you can achieve the changes that you want.
How can Hypnotherapy benefit you?
Hypnotherapy can help with a wide range of issues such as:
Lack of Confidence
Hypnotherapy sessions are gentle, safe and allow you to use your own inner resources to re-organise your thoughts and behaviours. This can bring about life-enhancing, long-lasting changes. There are no side effects and hypnosis is a perfectly natural state we can all experience given the right environment.
Hypnosis has the capacity to work for the majority of people, as some are more receptive to suggestions than others. You will be conscious of what is happening at all times and actually be in a heightened state of awareness, although in a deeply relaxed state.
Frequently Asked Questions About Hypnotherapy (FAQs)
Does Hypnotherapy work?
Yes. It is a natural, yet powerful process which can have a beneficial and transforming impact on your life. Some people respond better than others (in letting themselves relax) and practically anyone can be hypnotised. Hypnotherapy is the use of therapeutic intervention when someone is in a deeply relaxed, responsive, hypnotic state. Having confidence in the technique, a desire to benefit and make the changes, and having trust in the therapist of course helps.
Are sessions confidential?
Yes. All sessions are completely confidential, and we take privacy very seriously.
Will I lose control or be able to do anything against my will in hypnosis?
You will not lose control and although deeply relaxed, you will be in a heightened state of awareness, totally aware of all your senses. You will be able to speak and move if you want to, and can come out of the hypnosis state whenever you want. You will not do anything you don’t want to do because your subconscious mind will not accept anything that goes against your usual ethical judgement. This misconception comes from stage hypnosis. Also, you can’t be stuck in hypnosis. In a long session you may naturally drift in and out of a light sleep but that is not a problem because you are able to emerge from the hypnosis state at any time you wish.
Is Hypnosis safe?
Yes. There are no side-effects and it is a natural state that we all experience on a daily basis such as: when you are driving and you don’t remember part of the journey because you were lost in your thoughts or when you are absorbed in a movie and you lose awareness of what was going on around you.
Can I ever be hypnotized against my will?
Its not possible even for any professional hypnotherapist to take you into hypnotic trance against your will.
What if I’m nervous, get upset or can’t think of what to say?
Please don’t worry as all these thoughts are perfectly normal and very common. It is ok to get upset, and to not be sure of what to talk about.