How does hypnotherapy work?
Well, let me explain how does hypnotherapy work and more importantly how it can help you.
Hypnotherapy is a wonderful technique to make quick and lasting changes that other forms of therapy take much longer to produce.
It is a versatile and amazing process that continues to delight many of my clients.
Hypnotherapy is essentially a teaching tool.
Together we teach your mind to think differently about situations and triggers.
You use the natural capabilities of your unconscious mind to help you behave differently in the future.
Hypnotherapy uses hypnosis as a therapeutic tool.
Hypnosis is a natural everyday experience and we all use hypnosis many times a day – even if you don’t realise it!
What is hypnosis?
Imagine you are driving down a very familiar road.
You have driven down this road many times.
When you reach your destination you suddenly notice you cannot remember the last few miles and whether you stopped at a particular set of traffic lights.
Or imagine you are sitting with a group of friends enjoying a meal.
You suddenly hear someone ask you “What do you think?”.
Shamefully you realise you have no idea what they are talking about.
These are two everyday examples of hypnosis.
At those moments you were accessing your unconscious mind.
You were in an altered state of awareness, or to put it another way, you were daydreaming.
You were not sleeping but were highly receptive and creative and open to new ideas
Hypnosis is not sleep
We all naturally experience an altered state of awareness more than 50 times a day.
During hypnosis, you enter a state of heightened awareness.
You focus your attention on a very narrow corridor of thought.
When your unconscious mind is so intensely focused in this way, external influences are no longer analysed by the conscious mind.
At those times your unconscious mind has taken control.
Hypnotherapy uses hypnosis to allow you to access your unconscious inner mind.
You can still hear what is going on around you and you can still function normally.
Some people say hypnosis does not feel particularly unusual.
Well apart from an opportunity to deeply relax and shift your focus to your internal world, there is nothing unusual.
Remember we all experience an altered state of awareness at least 50 times a day.
Hypnotherapy can help you:
- anxiety and panic attacks
- stop smoking
- weight loss
- fears and phobias
- sleep problems
- sports performance
Hypnosis is natural and safe
It’s natural and safe. Hypnosis is a state of focused attention that you enter naturally when you daydream, meditate, or go into “the zone.”
It involves narrowing your focus to become immersed in an activity like painting or sports.
People have been using hypnosis for centuries.
Hypnosis dates back thousands of years to ancient Greece where it was first used as a healing technique.
Today it’s still widely used by medical doctors to treat ailments such as pain management, anxiety disorders, sleep problems, weight loss and more
No one can make you do something against your will or beliefs when under hypnosis.
You can’t be made to do anything against your will or beliefs under hypnosis.
I am not in control of you—you are.
I don’t have the power to make you do something that’s against your morals.
You’re still in control and have complete autonomy throughout the process.
Hypnosis is not mind control, because no one can control what’s going on in your mind while they’re talking with you during hypnosis.
It’s more of a form of communication between both parties than anything else; there isn’t one person who holds all the cards in this scenario.
It just means being deeply relaxed and focused on what’s happening around you without feeling any physical or mental stress (which allows for deeper levels of communication).
Would you like to find out more?
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