What Is Hypnotherapy?
It’s safe, effective and achieves positive change in a short period of time. Hypnosis in itself is not a therapy; rather it is partnered with therapy which then creates hypnotherapy.
By using hypnosis to access your subconscious mind, you can gain greater insights and a deeper understanding of the reasons you respond or react to certain situations.
Both the cause and solution to your problem can be found in your subconscious mind.
How Does Hypnosis Work?
Hypnosis facilitates access to your subconscious mind. This is where we may be able to retrieve memories and beliefs, gain insight into the cause of the problem and release it.
The use of hypnosis can also help with mental rehearsal techniques to enhance skills or cultivate positive capabilities.
Can Anyone Be Hypnotised?
Hypnosis is a completely natural state of the mind, if you are open and committed to working with the therapist anyone (except the mentally impaired) can easily move into this state of heightened relaxation.
If you want to make changes through hypnotherapy, you can be hypnotised. People who don’t want to be hypnotised, don’t let themselves be.
You may be a perfect subject for Hypnosis and not be ready to change. Or you could be the worst subject with a strong desire to change. You will only know when you try.
What Does Hypnosis Feel Like?
Hypnosis is a relaxed day dream like state where your mind will be alert and hear everything that is said to you throughout the session. It is a natural state you pass through twice a day as you go to sleep or wake up.
It varies from a comfortable light relaxation to a profoundly deep trance, almost on the verge of sleep. You are completely aware of your surroundings and in fact your sense of hearing and smell are more sensitive in hypnosis.
Each session is experienced differently as it is tailored to suit your needs at that time.
Can The Therapist Control Me During Hypnotherapy?
Absolutely not! In Hypnosis, you are always in control.
The therapist is the facilitator, bringing to the fore what is deep within your subconscious mind. You are in complete control and reveal only what you wish to reveal. The methods used for therapy and the suggestions given, work when they are in line with your desires and intentions – that is the only way the subconscious mind will accept them.
Hypnosis is a completely based on client consent where it is a partnership between the Hypnotherapist and the client.
You control the experience, and it is the ownership of that experience that gives results. More importantly, anyone in a state of hypnosis can very easily and safely return to the normal awake state at any time.
Can I Get Stuck in Hypnosis?
You can no more get stuck in hypnosis than you can get stuck in a day dream. If you were to go into a very deep state, feeling so safe and comfortable you wanted to stay there, you would simply fall into a natural sleep and then wake up.
Can Hypnosis Be Used While On Medication?
Hypnosis has been used for centuries as a therapeutic tool and is being used increasingly in conjunction with traditional medicine. However, it is advisable to check with your medical practitioner beforehand.
How Many Sessions Will I Need?
The number of sessions required depends on three things: your current state of mind, the issue that is being worked on and how well you respond to Hypnotherapy.
This is not a treatment which requires you to come for many sessions, because Hypnotherapy works rapidly. For most, the formal part of the therapy only requires from two to five sessions. Remember, that Hypnotherapy continues to process in the subconscious mind, long after the sessions finish!
How Soon Will I See Results?
This varies from person to person. Many highly motivated and committed clients see positive results after only one or two treatments.
Hypnosis is not a magic pill that can cure all your medical and physical conditions. However, it can solve the majority of them quickly and naturally.
What exactly is the subconscious mind?
Because there is a limit to the amount of information that can be held in our conscious awareness, as it would be an information overload, a storehouse for one’s knowledge and prior experience is needed; this is the subconscious.
The subconscious mind is a combination of everything one sees, hears and any other information the mind collects that it can’t consciously process or make sense of. The conscious mind can’t always process disorganised information, as it would go into information overload. Therefore, the subconscious mind stores the information where it can be retrieved by the conscious mind when it needs to.
The subconscious mind stores this information even though the conscious mind may not have processed or achieved complete understanding. It stores the information for later recall when “recalled” by the conscious mind, or by a perceptive hypnotherapist who can draw out the knowledge stored in the subconscious, bringing it into the individual’s conscious awareness.