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Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy

What is Hypnosis?


Hypnosis is a naturally occurring process that we experience in our every day lives, sometimes without realising.  It is that moment when you find yourself in your own little world, when your mind has drifted into a daydream.  It is also when you find yourself staring, fixed on a particular spot, yet you are fully aware of your surroundings.  Hypnosis is not magic and alone, can achieve nothing at all other than a wonderful state of calmness and relaxation.  It is the therapy used with hypnosis that produces change.


What is Hypnotherapy?


Hypnotherapy is a skill, which uses hypnosis for the administration of many various forms of psychotherapy.  Whilst in the deeply relaxed state of hypnosis the subconscious mind is more receptive and accepts changes more readily.  This is a safe and highly effective way of changing negative thoughts and behaviour patterns.


Two particular types of therapy are Suggestion and Analytically based.


Suggestion based therapy allows the subconscious mind to accept positive suggestions as the new preferred behaviour to bring about change.  This is ideal for helping people cope with such things as driving test and other exam nerves, confidence issues, stop smoking, nail biting, other unwanted habits and much more. Suggestion therapy usually requires between 1 to 4 sessions.


Analytical therapy, ‘Hypnoanalysis’, is used for more deep rooted, emotional and psychological problems.  


It allows the client to return to past experiences and memories, to find and remove any underlying cause of the symptom, with the guidance and support of the therapist.  This is an effective way of treating such symptoms as stress, emotional problems, irrational fears, phobias, panic attacks and much more.

Hypnoanalysis usually requires between 6 to 12 sessions.


Common Myths


Unfortunately, hypnosis is misunderstood by many.  This has made hypnotherapy seem less appealing than some other types of therapy.  People feel apprehensive when they do not understand or cannot physically see how something works.  For this reason, hypnosis has been plagued by untrue stories and myths.  For anyone looking for reassurance regarding hypnosis, the following list of facts is to help put an end to any of those concerns and misconceptions.


You cannot, at any time, be made to do anything you do not want to do.

You are not in anybody’s power and nobody can take control of you.

You are totally aware of yourself and your surroundings at all times.

You do not become in anyway unconscious or semi conscious.

You can leave the hypnotic state whenever you decide to.

You do not do or say funny things unless you want to.

Hypnosis is a truly natural state of mind and body.

There is no such thing as a hypnotised feeling.

You cannot get stuck, this is impossible.

You do not go to sleep.


If you would like further help and advice on hypnosis and hypnotherapy, then please do not hesitate to contact me by telephone or email.

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