What is Hypnotherapy
Hypnotherapy is a state of altered awareness in which the imagination rather than the intellect is active.
Nearly everyone, once it is understood that the hypnotist cannot hypnotise an unwilling subject. Experienced hypnotherapist will tell you that it is intelligent and imaginative clients with a strong motivation for change who achieve the best results, even when only comparatively light states of hypnosis are attained.
Hypnosis can be defined as a state of consciousness involving focused attention and reduced peripheral awareness and characterized by an enhanced capacity for response to suggestion. During hypnosis you will experience heightened focus and be able to concentrate intensely on a specific thought or memory, while blocking out sources of distraction.
However in the end, all hypnosis is self-hypnosis; so you go only as deep as you are willing and able to go, I am simply the guide and typical post session comments are: “Wow that was great”; “I never really knew what it was to relax”; “I didn’t want to come out” etc., etc. This is because hypnosis is accompanied by a very pleasant state of relaxation.
Generally in life we don’t take the time to, or perhaps don’t even know how to, relax, yet the results are dynamic and people change in wonderful ways that they didn’t even expect, that’s the marvel of it, that’s the “more than you know”. I cannot tell you the times I have met clients months and even years later and they say “…and ever since that session I have” or “I have never again…” Wonderful testament to the power of hypnosis, or as I believe, to YOUR potential.
Hypnotherapy can help problems as far ranging as allergies; bulimia; public speaking; bed wetting; smoking; nail biting; passing exams; studying; fear of spiders; family problems; being unhappily single; relationship problems; sexual; pain; hair pulling….”Symptoms” which are often related to, or worsened by anxiety, depression, weight problems, and stress.
It works because the trained hypnotherapist is working towards your particular goals knows exactly how to harness the power of the subconscious mind.