WHAT IS HYPNOTHERAPY?
Hypnotherapy and Hypnosis are amazing techniques for self change and are very powerful tools to help you change how you feel, ease psychological problems and alleviate many physical symptoms. It can also boost confidence and performance in many different areas. Do not let common misconceptions and assumptions about Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy stop you from making the changes you want!
Cut through all that noise and find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions below.
What exactly is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is a complementary therapy where a trained and qualifies Hypnotherapist uses Hypnosis along with a range of other modalities and techniques to help a client engage with their subconscious mind for positive change. Our Subconscious mind is both a bank of unrecognised potential and knowledge as well as being the unacknowledged source of many of challenges. Hypnotherapy can help alleviate a wide range of issues and symptoms and treatment is personalised to each individual and can cover a single session or multiple sessions.
All Hypnotherapists are Hypnotists, but not all Hypnotists are Hypnotherapists. A hypnotist is someone who uses hypnosis. A hypnotherapist is a hypnotist who is trained to help clients make therapeutic changes.
What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a state of focused attention, usually accompanied by feelings of deep relaxation. For Athletes and Sportspeople, Hypnosis can be a very energised state. All Hypnosis is Self-Hypnosis, and working collaboratively with your Hypnotherapist, you agree to go into Hypnosis. and
What does a Hypnotherapist do?
A Hypnotherapist will work with you to help you achieve this state of Hypnosis using word repetition and mental images and most importantly, the power of your own imagination. Once in Hypnosis, you have access to the subconscious beliefs and patterns that drive your behaviour – and also to the strengths and strategies to help you change them. Working with positive suggestions, and bespoke hypnotic and therapeutic techniques, the Hypnotherapist will pace and guide your hypnotic experience.
Is Hypnosis safe?
Yes, it is a safe complementary therapy option and has been approved by the British Medical Association since 1955, a recognition first stated in 1892 and is It has been recognised by the American Medical Association as a viable scientific modality since 1958 and today there is a large body of scientific research demonstrating the effectiveness of hypnosis. Hypnosis is not suitable for people with psychosis, psychological or personality disorders.
Will I be in control?
You are in control at all times because all Hypnosis is Self Hypnosis. This is your Hypnotic experience, you are the one who effects change. You are aware of what is happening and where you are. You can move, speak, and you will usually remember as much as you would from any normal conversation. You can only be encouraged to do what you want to do. Hypnosis works with your will and so only do what you wish to do and share what you wish to share. You cannot "get stuck" in Hypnosis and you will leave the session fully re-alerted to continue your day.
My mission and intention is to help you resolve your issue and Hypnotherapy is a Complementary Therapy and a world away from Stage Hypnosis which is entertainment.
Can you guarantee it will work?
Every individual will respond differently to hypnosis and some clients can take longer to respond to Hypnotherapy. This means, no hypnotherapist can ethically guarantee results. The key is to bring an open mind and to be 100% committed to the change you want to achieve and to working collaboratively with me to achieving that.