What is Hypnotherapy?
‘Hypnotherapy’ simply means – the therapy given whilst a person is experiencing the state of Hypnosis. The hypnotherapist (with the client’s consent) induces the state of hypnosis, and then proceeds to apply therapeutic techniques which are appropriate to the individual’s agreed goals, needs and desired outcomes. The techniques used vary depending upon the individuals requirements, and will be discussed at the time of your first consultation. Your hypnotherapist will be able to answer any questions or concerns that you may have, and offer a treatment plan for your specific needs. Hypnotherapy is well known for its effectiveness with weight loss, smoking cessation, eliminating phobias, stress and anxiety issues and much more.
What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a completely natural altered state of consciousness, which we all enter into many times during the day. This occurs when you are concentrating on something of great interest, e.g. watching a great movie, or perhaps playing an interesting game on the computer. Examples of other forms of naturally occurring hypnosis can be daydreaming, and driving long distances over familiar roads – commonly referred to as [Highway Hypnosis]. With the client’s consent, the hypnotherapist induces this natural altered state of consciousness (hypnosis) to help him/her with a specific psychological, physiological or emotional problem, and then guide them towards their desired outcome.
The word “Hypnosis” was derived from the Greek word ‘Hypnos’ – meaning ‘Sleep’. Hypnosis is in fact not sleep, but rather, when observing someone who is hypnotised, it resembles sleep. It is an altered state of consciousness or level of awareness, whereby the conscious or critical mind becomes passive, and the subconscious creative mind becomes more dominant. Ancient scripts and documents verify that the use of Hypnosis for healing and behavioural change, is one of the oldest forms of therapy.
Can anyone be Hypnotised?
Yes, however with a couple of exceptions. Very young children may have some difficulty, and people who have suffered severe brain damage. In the context of ‘Hypnotherapy’ being hypnotised is a consent state. A person may not be hypnotised against their will.
How many appointments will I need?
Hypnotherapy is Short Term therapy with lasting results. The number of appointments that are required for your specific need will be determined by your Hypnotherapist. Each individual case will be evaluated and agreed upon at the time of your first appointment. Some treatment programs are packaged, such as Smoking Cessation or Weight loss programs – see Consultation Fees page for more information.
Can Hypnosis help with general health and wellbeing?
Yes, many people benefit both physically and psychologically after experiencing hypnotic relaxation, and many have reported results such as speedy recovery after surgical procedures or illness, and a general positive feeling of wellbeing. Hypnosis is not a cure, however it is a powerful tool which can help in the healing process, and is a valuable complimentary adjunct in the promotion of general health and wellbeing.
What will I experience?
Whilst receiving Hypnotherapy, you will experience a deep relaxation, and a general dulling of the peripheral sensories. You may experience pleasant feelings of numbness and detachment, tingling sensations, peaceful feelings and general body warmth. You will be aware of everything that is being said to you, and people are often surprised to discover that there is no loss of consciousness or control.