Hypnotherapy

So many of our habits are unconscious and are difficult to change. Hypnotherapy is a powerful tool because it allows you to communicate and get messages directly to the unconscious parts of your mind, the part that is actually controlling so many of these habits.

Hypnotherapy can help you to:

  • Control your weight
  • Control stress and relax easily
  • Quit smoking
  • Increase your confidence
  • Improve study skills and memory
  • Sleep better
  • Control anger and other emotional issues
  • Accelerate healing

Please contact me if you are unsure whether hypnotherapy will be helpful in your case, or to make an appointment.

Hypnotherapy addresses an individual’s unconscious mind, using the power of suggestion for beneficial change. A hypnotherapist uses hypnosis to give relevant, positive beneficial suggestions to help an individual bring about the change they desire. Although hypnotherapy is not the same as sleep (the individual will still have awareness and control), hypnotherapists often require the individual to be in a deeply relaxed state to enable them to use their imagination fully. For this reason, it’s imperative that the individual feels completely comfortable with their hypnotherapist. Hypnosis is a different state of consciousness from being awake or asleep, and many people compare the deep, relaxed state of hypnosis to daydreaming.

Altered states of awareness have been recognised for thousands of years and hypnosis is widely accepted as a beneficial psychological therapy to access our inner potential. Techniques can be used to reveal issues from an individual’s past that may be causing them distress, or the approach can be focused more on their present problems. Hypnotherapy can generally help with most emotional problems an individual is finding it hard to cope with, and some physical problems can also be effectively treated with hypnosis too; IBS and insomnia, for example.

Does everyone respond to hypnotherapy?

According to the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BSCH), it is estimated that 85% of people will respond at some level to clinical hypnotherapy. Some individuals are more likely to respond to hypnotherapy than others and having confidence in the technique helps. Believing change from hypnotherapy is possible is important and if an individual is personally motivated to change, hypnosis is often more likely than if the individual relies completely on their hypnotherapist and doubts whether they have the ability to access their subconscious and make changes happen.

It is not possible to hypnotise an individual against their will, and even if an individual is hypnotised, they can reject any suggestion that is not beneficial to them. Hypnotherapy is therefore natural and safe, with no harmful side effects.

If you suffer from clinical depression, epilepsy or schizophrenia it is important to consult your doctor before considering hypnotherapy.