Hypnotherapy has long been recognised to be a powerful method for personal development. Hypnotic or suggestive therapy has been used for centuries, from the Sleep Temples of Egypt to Ancient Greece. Today, all around the world, people use the power of hypnosis to help deal with a vast range of issues.
Hypnosis is a state of mind where concentration is intensely focused and the mind is not distracted by the many things that usually occupy it and in this state, the body and mind are deeply relaxed. When this happens the subconscious mind can be more readily accessed thus making available inner guidance and your more intuitive faculties. The subconscious functions on a deeper level of awareness and unlike the conscious or critical mind, the subconscious mind is not limited by the boundaries of logic and time. There is, therefore, great potential for healing through access to the subconscious mind.
What does hypnosis feel like?
Most people experience hypnosis as a very pleasant and enjoyable state of relaxation. It can be very similar to daydreaming or just before you drift off to sleep when you are deeply relaxed and calm but still aware of everything happening around you. For the most part, you are aware of all that is being said to you. There may be times where a person doesn’t recall all that is being said because it is simply not important for the conscious mind to pay attention . However, the subconscious mind pays attention to everything. Hypnosis is not the same as the sleep state and so you will recall pieces of information but not necessarily all that was said verbatim.
You are always in control and your subconscious mind would not accept any suggestion that you didn’t morally or ethically agree with.
Being in an hypnotic state is very comfortable and is the most beneficial state you can be in to receive powerful new information for the purpose of creating your desired positive changes.
Can I be hypnotised?
Almost everyone can be hypnotised – but only if they want to be. Anyone who actively decides to resist hypnosis cannot be hypnotised against their will so it is important to come with an open mind. Some people will go into a light hypnotic state and some a much deeper one depending on the individual. There is no right or wrong way, only your way.
Is hypnosis safe?
Absolutely Yes. It is a natural state of mind and has no dangerous side-effects. The whole point of hypnotherapy is to relax and make positive changes to help you in your life.
Will I be able to speak?
Yes, for most therapeutic treatments only a light trance state is required and sometimes your voice is required for certain therapeutic purposes.
Will I give away any secrets?
No. You won’t say anything to a therapist that you wouldn’t say in a normal waking state. When you are under hypnosis, your memory can be accessed more easily but if there was something you discovered that you wanted to keep to yourself, your hypnotherapist wouldn’t be able to find out what it was. Your moral and ethical code remain intact at all times.
Can a cure be guaranteed?
Nothing in life is guaranteed and it is not professional or ethical for me to offer one. However, you can rest assured that as a professional and responsible therapist, I will use all my skills, knowledge, experience and ongoing training in order to help you bring lasting relief to what is troubling you.
How quickly can I expect results from Hypnotherapy?
The stronger the desire and commitment, the quicker you will see results. Daily self-hypnosis practice strengthens your commitment and reinforces positive attitude and behaviour.
Everyone is an individual so the number of sessions required are very much tailored to your own particular needs and will be discussed with you at the outset (with the exception of the one-off Smoking cessation session and the Hypnotic Virtual Gastric Band programme of four sessions).