Hypnotherapy is not what is often portrayed on TV programmes or the theatre, where a person is influenced to cluck like a chicken, bark like a dog, or to do something else that will embarrass them in some way.
It is actually a very safe therapy, you are always in control of what is happening and you are never made to do anything that you don’t want to do – indeed you cannot be made to do something that you don’t want to but you can be helped to achieve your goals.
It is a safe and reliable method of treatment that can assist with a great many problems too numerous to list here especially those of an emotional nature.
Essentially, all hypnosis is self hypnosis, with the hypnotherapist being there to help facilitate changes.
Could hypnotherapy help me?
Have you ever tried to change a long standing habit and found it difficult or even impossible to change?
Have you ever wanted to become more motivated but found yourself slipping back into old ways of thinking after just a few days?
This is a common experience for anyone who has tried to change their attitude or habits and it happens because we have made the decision to change at a conscious level, while the subconscious has not yet agreed to the change.
The subconscious mind always wins over the conscious mind, and this is where hypnotherapy can help, by bringing the conscious and subconscious into agreement, making the changes we seek a real possibility. These changes can have a dramatic effect on your lifestyle, success and feelings of wellbeing.
What happens during hypnotherapy?
When you are in hypnosis, you do not enter a state of deep sleep. Rather, you go into a lovely relaxed daydream type feeling – where you are in control – in a higher state of awareness.
In this state, the conscious mind is suppressed and the subconscious mind is allowed to come forward. During this time, the therapist will be able to work with your subconscious mind to enable you to positively change your life and make positive improvements.
For example, you may be able to overcome fears (such as of spiders); finally shake those negative thoughts and emotions and work through suppressed traumas and emotions that may be holding you back.
Hypnotherapy has been known to be useful for things such as quitting smoking, losing weight, anxiety, depression, panic attacks and so much more – the list of things it can help with is almost endless
Hypnotherapy will only be as effective as you want it to be, it can help you achieve your goals but it cannot make you achieve them.
What clinical hypnotherapy could help with
These are just some of the issues clinical hypnotherapy can help with:
- Stopping smoking
- Weight loss
- Fears & phobias
- Fear or flying
- Insomnia sleep
- Exam nerves
- Confidence building
- Public speaking
- IBS, Tinnitus, nail biting