What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a natural state which we all experience almost on a daily basis. That time you were in a meeting and your mind wandered off for a time, looking out of a train or bus window and becoming lost in your own thoughts and all the other times we are aware of our surroundings but our mind is somewhere deep in thought – daydreaming.
In this state of relaxation (trance) we are in control and are aware but open to positive suggestions. In this state of deep relaxation the hypnotherapy session allows beneficial corrections to be given directly to your unconscious mind.
Your unconscious is both a reservoir of issues and resources. Throughout your life you have learned, sometimes unintentionally, to think and behave in certain ways. Most of these thoughts and behaviours are useful however some lead to feelings of inadequacy or pain. As these thoughts and behaviours are learned they can be unlearned and new positive programmes can be installed. While no one can be hypnotised against their will those who are willing to be guided into a hypnotic state often find the resources to change their thoughts and behaviours to positive ones.
What is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is simply the therapeutic treatment of medical and psychological issues using hypnosis as the medium. The use of hypnotherapy is recognised by the medical profession and indeed many doctors and dentists have trained in the use of hypnosis as often it can succeed where other conventional methods have failed. Some 85% of people will respond to hypnotherapy and when undertaken by a trained hypnotherapist can deliver results in a wide range of issues.
As hypnosis is a natural experience it is safe and has no harmful side effects, indeed it is a truly relaxing experience.