what is hypnotherapy? Clinical hypnotherapy has been used widely and successfully for many years for the relief of many problems and conditions. Much of our mental and emotional stress and even physical illness, can be traced to the beliefs, attitudes and perceptions we hold below conscious awareness in the sub-conscious mind. The deeply relaxed state assisted by the use of hypnosis bypasses the critical analytical mind to effect profound changes in beliefs at the subconscious level.
Clinical hypnotherapy is a powerful therapeutic practice which simply assists you to become so deeply relaxed that, with the experienced guidance of a qualified clinical hypnotherapist introducing positive reinforcement, you can begin to make the changes you want to your automatic behaviours and/or emotional reactions, resulting in increased feelings of calmness and positive wellbeing. what can I expect from a hypnotherapy session? how long does it take? Gaining permanent, positive outcomes from clinical hypnotherapy usually takes from one to three sessions, and sometimes it may require more sessions depending upon the complexity of the problem/s. I do not believe that one session with a hypnotherapist is enough to ensure that a fully comprehensive clinical hypnotherapy treatment has been administered.
The initial consultation takes 1½ - 2 hrs, while the therapist takes time to get to know you and to understand your problems, mutually establishing a plan of action for the actual hypnosis work, as well as including a hypnosis session. Subsequent visits take about about an hour.
what does hypnosis feel like? A hypnotherapy treatment feels like a deep relaxation. Most people say after their session, they didn't want the experience to end as it felt so good.
Client's have likened it to " a massage of the mind"...after they have experienced deep relaxation and heard positive reinforcing words at that level.
is it safe? You will not go to sleep, and can not be made to say or do anything against your will. Hypnosis is actually a heightened state of awareness, where your body is deeply relaxed and the therapist can work with the subconscious mind. You can hear what is being said at all times, and are able to talk to the practitioner if you want to.
Hypnosis has been used successfully and safely on both children and adults. It is only contra-indicated for people with psychotic imbalances or grand mal epilepsy, as well as those who are taking psychotic drugs of any kind, as it may interfere with medication levels.
will I feel hypnotised? Often client's say to me they didn't feel as if they were hypnotized as they were able to hear everything I said. But they find they were, when they realise the profound effects of the treatment on their lives and the great results they have achieved through hypnotherapy. what can I get help with? Although many people see hypnosis as a good way to stop smoking, lose weight, or stop biting their nails!... There are many other different reasons that clients use hypnosis....
Hypnosis has been used very successfully to enhance sports performance and public speaking by helping clients to focus and eliminate negative and inappropriate stress, fears and self doubt and to feel more confident and self assured.
It can be used safely on children and adolescents to help them cope with school pressures, studying for exams and self confidence issues.
People with chronic illness can be helped to; reduce pain levels, come to terms with their circumstances, find a peaceful acceptance and feel less anxious about their illness, thereby giving them some quality of life.
It has helped with skin issues, blood pressure, fear of operations, phobias, fear of the unknown, stress, anxiety, and for relationship difficulties.
There is a secondary benefit after clearing presenting problems with the hypnotherapy process which is a real sense of wellbeing and positive energy.
Many clients have commented that they feel so good about themselves after the sessions and that this feeling has lasted.
People from all walks of life have been helped by hypnosis. return to top