Hypnotherapy is a form of therapy in which the use of hypnosis constitutes the core of the treatment. Although healing by 'trance' state, or an altered state of awareness, is amongst the oldest phenomena known to man and is found in virtually every culture throughout the world, the term 'hypnosis' - from the Greek 'hypnos' meaning sleep - was only coined circa 1840 by Dr. James Braid, a scottish Physician, and remains a somewhat less than accurate description of the experience, as the hypnotic state, in most respects, is entirely unlike sleep.
WHAT IS IT ?
Simple speaking hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness. Clinical Hypnotherapy is the use of that altered state of consciousness, or 'trance' state, for a therapeutic endpoint.
This means that people are not treated with hypnosis, but but are treated in hypnosis. Hypnotherapy has long been widley accepted as a most excellent method by which to access inner potential in order to encourage beneficial change to occur.
HOW DOES IT WORK ?
The subconscious is a very powerful part of our mind. It is also the source of many of our problems and self-beliefs. Our habits, learned patterns of behaviour, and our belief system are all sorted in the subconscious part of our mind. From the way we handle money, to what we eat, to the way we relate to other people, to the way we see ourself as a person ... there is a specific reason for the way we do every single thing in our lives, and those reasons are part of the programming found in our subconscious mind.
Hypnotherapy is a perfectly natural, effective and powerful technique. It is used to create specific and positive permanent changes to unwanted habits and behaviours, to unleash potential and to find solutions to problems and concerns.
WHAT HAPPENS IN A HYPNOTHERAPY SESSION ?
At the initial session the client will be encouraged to talk about what he or she wishes to achieve and any concerns they may have. Goals for the therapy will be discussed and agreed and a full explanation of the process is provided. During each session the person sits or lies in a comfortable reclining chair and listens to the sound of the Therapist's voice whilst being taken into the hypnotic state. The client will feel very comfortable and deeply relaxed but can still be fully aware of what is happening.
The client remains in control throughout the session and has no sensation of 'going under' or being asleep at any stage.
When the session is complete the Therapist will gradually bring the client back to full awareness and most people describe the whole exsperience as being very pleasant and completely relaxing. Hypnotherapy is a completely safe process and has no side effects whatsoever.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS DO I NEED ?
This is usually discussed and agreed during the initial consultation. However the nature of the problem to be resolved will have a bearing on the number of sessions required, other than quitting smoking which is a special programme and requires only one session.
It is a fact that Hypnotherapy is a fast and effective treatment and often results are obtained in only a few sessions
WHAT DO I DO NEXT ?
If you feel Hypnotherapy is something which could help you in any way then please contact me and I look forward to your FREE initial consultation.