Although hypnotism can be associated with stage acts its most important use is in therapy, where it is a powerful tool for bringing about correction of disorders due to maladaptation.
Very powerful in curing addictions, phobias, lack of confidence, low self-esteem, anxiety and many more conditions.
The term hypnotherapy refers to two separate process working together for a common purpose – hypnotism and therapy.
The therapy involved in psychotherapy is treatment to correct faults of the mind or mental processes.
Hypnotism is an aid to carrying out this treatment successfully and quickly.
Opinions vary on the exact definition of this natural state of mind. First of all, contrary to what many people believe, hypnosis is not always a trance state or a sleep state even though a person in hypnosis may appear to be sleeping. Hypnosis is a natural state of mind and is an important part of everyday life. Whenever our mind wanders, daydreams or is focused on something, such as reading a book, driving a familiar route, watching a film we are in a state of hypnosis. Brain scans on people who are in hypnosis state show that brain wave activity moves from a Beta state to an Alpha state, and sometimes a Theta state. This is not dissimilar to the pattern of brain activity during meditation.
Do we give up control of our mind to someone else when we are reading a book or watching a film? In situations like this you are in a hypnotic trance, although you still have the power to emerge from that state if wished. Whatever or whomever hypnotizes you; you always have the power to resist. When you realize that you are the one in control, when you decide how deeply into hypnosis you wish to go, then you become aware of what hypnosis is. As a hypnotherapist I’m a guide to help you on a journey, but the change can only be made by you. Often the realization that you are in control, and that you can make change yourself is very empowering. You’ll find that the more often you go into hypnosis, aware that you’re doing it, the more you’ll realise how easy it is to let go, secure in the knowledge that you can always stop a session if you feel uncomfortable. As a hypnotherapist I use the knowledge that actually we are always in hypnosis and will have an open discussion with you, just altering my language patters, using suggestions relating to your goal and the changes you wish to make, without taking you into a ‘trance state’ at all.
Hypnosis is a natural state of mind; people are often surprised that they hear every word and could get up and walk out of the room at any moment. Unless you enter a deeper state, you may not seem any different, just very relaxed. It’s similar to drifting off to sleep at night, that stage when you are not quite awake and not quite asleep, you may feel a sense of weightlessness or you may feel heaviness as all your muscles relax. Everyone experiences it differently, I’ll reassure you and help you relax and enjoy the experience. Most people are surprised at just how relaxing it is.
Hypnosis can be used to help treat a wide range of issues such as:
It can also be used as a tool to:
We’ll work out your ambitions and goals. I’ll plan our hypnotherapy sessions to help you achieve these. Using a range of different techniques I’ll relax you, make you feel comfortable and work with you towards achieving your goal. After a session you may feel uplifted, lighter and very relaxed. Often change is very subtle, as your hypnotherapist I’ll be working with your subconscious mind.