What is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnosis is a natural state of deep relaxation and awareness. In 1955 the British Medical Association officially recognised hypnotherapy as a legitimate therapeutic technique; hypnotherapy is now increasingly an accepted part of conventional medicine. There is a misconception that hypnosis is mind-control – this couldn’t be further from the truth. During hypnotherapy you are completely in control, able to make positive decisions and beneficial changes for yourself and most clients remember the session afterwards.
Why hypnotherapy is effective and how it differs from other therapies
During hypnotherapy you will be in contact with your subconscious mind, the seat of all emotional and behavioural problems. Most other forms of therapy are carried out at a conscious level, and the will-power of the conscious mind is small against that of a learned response from the past. These responses and emotional reactions are a bit like computer programmes which keep running and running, causing the same unpleasant effects, until they are dealt with.
Problems occur when a behaviour pattern or programme is made in response to a situation that originated in the past. Later in life, the situation changes but the behaviour response often does not. As hypnotherapy can help to change that behaviour response on a subconscious level, clients can be freed from long-lasting burdens and difficulties.
The mind and body are closely related and so therefore, any tension or disease in the mind can create tension or disease in the body. As hypnotherapy works with the subconscious mind, then psychosomatic and stress-related conditions can be dealt with very effectively.
What can hypnotherapy help with?
- Panic attacks
- Phobias / Fears
- Weight Loss
- Stop smoking
- Alcohol problems
- Lack of confidence
- Exam nerves
- Anger management