What is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is a successful, safe and natural way of treating an array of emotional, psychological and habitual problems, without the use of medication or side-effects.
Hypnotherapy has been used for thousands of years to treat both common and uncommon ailments. The word "hypnosis” was derived from the Greek word “hypnos”, meaning “sleep",
although a person in hypnosis is not actually asleep but in a state of very deep relaxation. While the body relaxes, blood pressure and heart rate decrease as with any other relaxation technique. The mind however remains fully awake and becomes more attentive.
The client is always aware of what is happening and can open their eyes at any time.
Hypnotherapists typically use a set of techniques in order to promote focussed attention and reduce peripheral awareness, allowing the subconscious mind to be reached.
Whilst in a hypnotic state the subconscious mind is more responsive to suggestions made by the Hypnotherapist, who is able through the use of these suggestions to change thought patterns by removing or resolving unwanted or negative thoughts, feelings, ideas or habits and introducing new, healthier ideas, using a variety of methods. Suggestions which have travelled to the subconscious mind become beliefs if a person allows them to, which in turn enables them to make the lasting changes which they desire.
A hypnotherapist cannot control an individual's mind, they simply guide, so that they can master their own.