What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is simply a state of deep relaxation.

Hypnotherapy is distinctive in that it attempts to address the subconscious mind. This requires you to be in a relaxed state, it frequently enlists the power of one’s own imagination and may utilise a wide range of techniques from story-telling, metaphor or symbolism to the use of direct suggestions for beneficial change.

Analytical techniques may also be employed in an attempt to uncover problems deemed to lie in the past (referred to as the ‘there and then’) or therapy may concentrate more on current life and presenting problems (in the ‘here and now’).

It is generally considered helpful if you are personally motivated to change (rather than relying solely on the therapist’s efforts) although a belief in the possibility of beneficial change may be a sufficient starting point.
Its key for you the client to feel comfortable and at ease with your therapist.

The value of Hypnotherapy treatment is greatly enhanced when there is confidence in the practitioner.

For this reason hypnotherapy can work very well when the therapeutic relationship has already been established with the client through counselling work.

It can therefore be very helpful to have some counselling sessions to explore what’s troubling you prior to a hypnotherapy session.

Some frequently asked Hypnotherapy questions

Can anyone be hypnotised?

Yes. In fact, most people experience hypnosis daily through daydreaming for example.

What does hypnosis feel like?

You will likely feel more relaxed than ever before. A feeling of peace, serenity and holistic well-being generally accompany this relaxation.

Can I be made to do something against my will?

NO! Anything suggested to you in hypnosis that is against your morals, beliefs, religion, ethics, wants or desires will simply be rejected by you. It is impossible for you to be made to do anything against your will.

What about those stage shows?

Any successful stage hypnosis relies on willing volunteers where there is a desire to join in the show and perform.

Will I remember what is said or done, after I come out of hypnosis?

Hypnosis is not an unconscious state, so yes you will remember what is being said and done.

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