What is Hypnotherapy/hypnosis?
Hypnotherapy is a form of complementary therapy and is often called Hypnosis.
It is a relaxed state whereby using the power of suggestions can help you to make changes to your thoughts, feelings and behaviours at the subconscious level. Hence, why as a Hypnotherapist, I can help you find what you seek, and equip you with the tools to achieve it. When you are in this relaxed state the intense level of relaxation allows you to ignore ordinary distractions and focus solely on the therapist’s voice.
Your conscious mind focuses on what you are currently aware of and thinking about, as well as your actions. The subconscious mind is the mind that controls your behaviours, and habits and is the part that permanently stores everything that has ever happened to you and things that you have learnt, the kind of thing you do without thinking. Hypnosis can help you gain more control over the behaviours you would like to change.
Some people often describe it as feeling “zoned out”, but most people describe it as a pleasant relaxed experience.
The approach I take is making it so you can think differently, allowing you to feel differently. After all, it’s easier to change how you feel about the outside world, rather than change the outside world.
When it feels like things are getting on top of you, it can feel incredibly overwhelming and isolating, however using a different approach allows me to help you make a significant shift in your thinking, which inevitably results in a shift in your behaviour.
By making changes at a subconscious level it’s like those changes have always been there. It is a therapy that works well with anxiety, trauma, phobias and so much more, as well as boosting confidence and self-esteem.
Hypnosis is often widely misunderstood. I’m sure you may have seen or heard about stage hypnotists making people do strange things. As a therapy, it is totally different. I don’t take control of your mind and body, you are in full control. There are no swinging pocket watches used.
If you have ever zoned out whilst watching TV, reading a book or daydreaming, then you have been in a similar trance like state. It isn’t a state of deep sleep. Because your body is still and quiet it can sometimes feel like you are asleep. We put ourselves in and out of hypnosis several times a day.
Change doesn’t have to be a long-winded affair, change can happen for you quickly and effortlessly.
As anxiety and stress conditions are commonly internal responses to external stimuli, they can respond well to treatment with hypnotherapy. It isn’t just a thought, there are feelings that go with it. Feelings such as dizziness, nausea, shaking, palpitations or sweating. It can affect you in different ways and at different times. Anxiety is something that can persist whether or not the cause is clear to you. Perhaps you find yourself avoiding situations because you know your anxiety will kick in. This only serves as a short-term solution.