What is Hypnotherapy?

What is Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy is a state of altered awareness in which the imagination rather than the intellect is active.

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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.

An excerpt from my new book – The Me I Want To Be

“The mind stores all memories from past, present and perhaps even the future. It works in mysterious ways, is connected deeply to the collective unconsciousness as described by Carl Jung, and links each and every one of us to the creative source of power, to the cosmos itself. In therapy, we use the word unconscious to describe that part of our consciousness that can “never” be reached, and the subconscious as that part that we can become aware of and work with”.

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For some conditions regression techniques Mnemodynamic psychotherapy are used. This means re-experiencing imaginatively significant events in one’s life. Sometimes this is used to discover within oneself qualities and resources which, made available in the problem situation, will solve it. Traumatic experiences which have had a distorting effect on the mind, can sometimes be re-assessed, and their harmful effects eliminated or subdued.

Myth & Magic

It is not possible to get “stuck” permanently in hypnosis. As with sleep or any other state of mind, people emerge naturally from hypnosis, especially when there is a need to do so. Nor are you under the power of the hypnotist, where your mind can be read and your deepest feelings exposed. This is false.

A hypnotherapist cannot make you do anything that is against your will or expose feelings that you do not want to share.

Although you are in a state of deep relaxation where powerful suggestions can be made, beautiful and magic insights can be found, YOU are in control of your inner journey.While in a hypnotic state you will be able to tap the power of your unconscious mind and unlock the way for change.

Some Interesting Facts

What is Psychology?

Psychology is the study of human behaviour. It seeks to understand the motivational forces within each individual, which explains his or her responses to the environment, especially to other people.

What is Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is the application of psychological knowledge to the treatment of those suffering from disorders of a psychological origin.

Who can enter the state of Hypnosis?

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.

Who can practice Psychotherapy or Hypnotherapy?

At present, any person, whether trained or not, can enter private practice. There are a few “National” bodies attempting to bring these professions into recognised parameters. Vicki Rebecca is an accredited member of  UKCP and as such must adhere to a strict code of ethics and practice, and is fully covered by professional indemnity insurance.

If you want to find out more about how I can help you using the power of hypnotherapy , then please get in touch.