In contrast to common belief there is nothing mysterious about the hypnotic state. It is a totally natural state which can be most closely likened to day dreaming or the period just before going to sleep.
Hypnosis is an inward focusing of attention through which the demands of the outside world are switched off. It is a state of deep relaxation during which the critical analytical mind shuts off, making the unconscious mind more accessible.
During hypnosis you are not asleep and nothing can happen without your consent. You can hear everything being said and afterwards will usually remember all that has happened while in hypnosis.
Can Anyone Be Hypnotised?
Virtually everyone can enter the hypnotic state using the right techniques and with a hypnotherapist with whom you can feel relaxed.
Is There Anything Magical About Hypnosis?
There is no magic, the only power used is the power of your own mind.
Will I Be Totally Unconscious?
During hypnosis EEG recordings show that you are more alert than during the waking state. There is however, a focusing of attention inwards so that outward attention becomes less, which is similar to daydreaming or to how you feel in the few seconds before you drop off to sleep. You are in a state of deep relaxation where the analytical part of your mind closes down and the unconscious mind opens up to listen and to react.
Will I Be Under The ‘Power’ Of The Hypnotherapist?
Most certainly not. You cannot be made to do anything against your wishes or moral code. You retain full control throughout the entire hypnotherapy session.
Should my doctor know if I am having Hypnotherapy?
It is wise to tell your doctor of any complementary treatment you are contemplating. In fact, in some cases your hypnotherapist may be reluctant to start treatment until you have done so.
Advantages of Hypnotherapy
Hypnotherapy is one of the safest, quickest and most effective forms of treatment for many psychological and emotional problems.
Hypnotherapy fosters an attitude of independence and mastery in coping with problems and can also accelerate the healing process in many physiological problems.
Positive aspects of hypnosis include the production of a much more profound level of relaxation with a concomitant reduction in stress levels.
Doctors are becoming increasingly supportive of hypnotherapy as an aid to better health. It is a non-invasive therapy, complementary to orthodox medicine.
Hypnotherapy can help with:
Stress Disorders and Anxiety
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Addictions and Habit Disorders
Lack of Confidence/Low Self Esteem
Fears and Phobias
Speech Disorders, Tics
Depression and Unresolved Grief
Gynaecological Disorders and Obstetric uses
Exam nerves, difficulties with studying
Performance enhancement – sports, interviews
Executive stress, Sales performance
Hypnosis can also relieve symptoms associated with M.E, M.S., cancer, HIV & AIDS and related illnesses.