Hypnotherapy Explained

Hypnosis is a state of deep relaxation and heightened awareness.

There is absolutely no question of being controlled or manipulated, or even induced into a deep trance state. A person in hypnosis is not ‘asleep’, indeed they are often more aware of what is taking place than normal. You will just have a feeling of calmness, pleasantness and deep relaxation.

Hypnosis speeds up the progress of psychotherapeutic therapies and can be combined with other modalities of therapy.

Hypnosis is able to help the body strengthen and protect the immune system against disease, to accelerate healing and relieve stress.

Hypnosis is a natural state of mind you experience when you are absorbed in watching a film, reading a good book, just before you go to sleep, as soon as you wake up and when you are daydreaming.

During hypnosis, you are aware of everything around you. You cannot do or say anything contrary to your conscious wishes, behaviour or morality. Hypnosis is pleasurable, calming and relaxing.

How and why hypnotherapy works

Our minds work on two levels, conscious (logical) and the subconscious part of the mind.

We make decisions, think and act with our conscious mind. The subconscious is the area of your mind that stores information, experiences and memories, both negative and positive.

Most symptoms result from conflict between the conscious and subconscious parts of our mind.

During hypnosis, the active conscious part of your mind is completely relaxed. This allows you to tune into your subconscious so that therapy can work at a deeper level.

This can facilitate the successful treatment of conflicts. The use of hypnosis and hypnotherapy can help people overcome many conditions and symptoms which manifest either physically or emotionally.

There are TWO entirely different types of hypnotherapy:

Suggestion Hypnotherapy

This style of therapy can be successfully used for straightforward issues.

Suggestion therapy makes use of beneficial suggestions, positive thinking and guided imagery in hypnosis for changing habits, stop smoking, nail-biting, pre-test nerves and confidence boosting. An appropriate hypnotherapy CD is given to clients for self hypnosis and reinforcement.

Analytical Hypnotherapy

Analytical therapy (hypno-analysis) is used to discover the cause of psychological problems and can be summarised briefly as the doctrine of cause and effect; every effect (or symptom) must have a cause. Hypno-analysis reveals and thus removes the cause and consequently relieves the symptoms.

I offer caring and professional help for the treatment of emotional and psychological discomfort through a combination of hypnotherapy and counselling.

Hypnotherapy is a powerful and effective form of solution focused therapy, approved by the British Medical Association since 1955 and the American Medical Association since 1958.