What is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is a deep nice relaxed state. It is very like the moment before you go to sleep when you are really rested and your mind starts wondering. The person is guided into this state of deep relaxation and they become focused on the therapist’s voice. Positive suggestions are made by the therapist. You are in full control and no one can make you do anything against your will or say anything that you do not want to accept. These suggestions help you to make positive changes within yourself.
Hypnotherapy aims to re-programme patterns of behaviour within the mind, enabling irrational fears, phobias and negative thoughts to be overcome.
How does it work?
Hypnotherapy works by altering our conscious state in a way that the unconscious is made more alert. As you enter into a hypnotic state, your conscious mind which is analytical and argumentative relaxes, meaning any resistance to change is lessened. Your unconscious mind is open to suggestion and an instinctive force. As you hear the therapists suggestions you can choose to accept them if you wish and successfully make the changes you want.
Is it safe?
Hypnotherapy is very safe. In fact most people naturally enter into a hypnotic state several times a day for instance when you day dream or read a book and your imagination takes over. When under hypnosis you feel very comfortable, relaxed yet you still have full awareness of your surroundings. You do not go to sleep, so there is nothing to worry about not waking up. Hypnotherapy has been endorsed by the British Medical Association and has been used as a form of therapy since the 1800’s. Many people have reported positive and long lasting results.
What happens in a session?
Firstly an initial consultation takes place to assess what treatment plan would be best for you. All therapy is tailored completely for you the individual and the issues that you want to address. At the beginning of treatment, mostly talking therapies are used, this is to help bring into awareness the causes of your behaviours so we can work on them. When talking this is when other therapies are used such as counselling, psychotherapy, NLP or even EFT. If we are using hypnotherapy you are helped to relax by the therapist and guided into a hypnotic state and this is when positive suggestions are made. The hypnotherapist then brings you back to your original waking consciousness; often you are left feeling more alert and refreshed then before. A session can last anywhere between 30 – 90 minutes depending on the issue.
How many sessions will I need?
That depends on the person and on the issues being treated. Each person is different and some issues are dealt with quicker than others. There is no one treatment that fits all, so some people may only need one session where as others may feel they need a few more sessions.
How can Hypnotherapy help me?
Hypnotherapy is an effective aid that can help you manage many life affecting issues. It can help you to boost your confidence, helping you feel better about yourself and helping you to achieve what you want. It can teach you coping strategies so you manage stressful situations. It can help you to break old habits, giving you the freedom to choose new appropriate behaviour. You can unlearn any negative thought patterns and replace them with positive thought patterns.
What can it help with?
It can help you:
To boost your confidence
Helping you to lose weight
To stop smoking
To get rid of any fears, anxieties and phobias
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