In very simple terms, qualified hypnotherapists use hypnosis as a non invasive method to create a totally relaxed state (trance), in the client's mind. This then allows a heightened state of awareness and suggestibility in the subconscious mind, which allows the therapist to help the client make the changes that they want. This can often lead to quite radical changes for people who suffer with Anxiety, Phobias, Irrational Fear, Social Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Stress, Anger, Low Self Esteem and Confidence, Performance Focus and much more.
We can find documented use of hypnotherapy dating back as far as 3000 years to ancient Egypt. A great example of this were the hypnosis centers for helping people, known as sleep temples, which were created by the ancient Greeks.
Is Hypnosis dangerous?
No. With a qualified hypnotherapist, hypnosis is perfectly safe as you are always in control and can return to full consciousness at any time you wish.
Can I learn self-hypnosis and if so, how will it benefit me?
Yes you can and many people benefit from it by reducing stress. Today's busy world can often cause excessive stress which can lead to serious illness and learning and applying self-hypnosis is a great way of relieving stress, which in turn can create a calm and healthy lifestyle.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I be asleep during the session?
No, you will always be awake throughout.
The word 'sleep' may be used, but this is little more than
asking you to close your eyes, which helps you to relax
and not be distracted visually and will help you enter the
state of hypnosis.
Will I lose control?
Although hypnosis is used to by-pass the conscious mind so that the therapist can talk directly to your subconscious mind, you will remain in control throughout. No hypnotherapist can make you do something that you do not want to do and of course this also means that if you really do not want to 'lose weight, stop a habit' etc. then no hypnotherapist can make you!