WHAT IS HYPNOTHERAPY?
Hypnotherapy is a form of complementary therapy that utilises the power of positive suggestion to bring about subconscious change to our thoughts, feelings and behaviour.
The process itself aims to alter our state of consciousness in a way that relaxes the conscious part of the mind while simultaneously stimulating and focussing the subconscious part. This heightened state of awareness – reached using skilled relaxation techniques, allows the therapist to then make appropriate suggestions.
I offer solution based hypnotherapy which is combined with NLP (neuro linguistic programming) which looks at what you, the client would like to achieve rather than the reason why you want hypnotherapy. I focus on the present and the future instead of the past which is why it can provide a positive effect in such a short space of time.
WHAT DOES HYPNOTHERAPY TREAT?
Fears and Phobias ( flying, driving, public speaking); Weight Loss; Comfort Eating; Anxiety disorders, Panic Attacks; Insomnia and sleep disorders; OCD; Allergies; Confidence Issues;
WHY CHOOSE HYPNOTHERAPY?
Hypnotherapy is a tool that can help you, just like it has helped millions of other people, to take back control of their lives. It is extremely efficient, quick and goal driven and empowers the client.
As it works with the present issues, setting goals for the future and making change that is wanted it works faster than psychotherapy and less sessions are required. We do not focus on the past or the reason and solely work with the present time and changing behaviours or habits to enhance your future.
For more information please read “Hypnosis Pre talk”
WHAT WILL HAPPEN DURING MY HYPNOTHERAPY SESSION?
- A discussion about your requirements and goals
- Gathering personal information such as sleeping patterns, lifestyle information, medical symptoms etc.
- An explanation of how the hypnotherapy process will work
- Induction – to lead you into a state of deep physical and mental relaxation
- Once deeply relaxed and comfortable the ‘change work’ can begin. This is by using a combination of hypnosis and nlp (neuro linguistic programming) techniques and suggestions to help bring you towards your desired goals and outcomes.
- Once the ‘change work’ is complete you will be brought back to a wakeful state and out of trance.
- Time to chat afterwards and you will start to notice the change already.
WHO IS HYPNOTHERAPY FOR?
Hypnosis is reliant on cooperation. Once you are 100% ready for change your experience of hypnotherapy will bring about that change.
All hypnosis is self hypnosis, meaning that the hypnotherapist is only a guide or a catalyst to elicit the trance experience.
HOW DOES HYPNOTHERAPY WORK?
The autonomic nervous system controls all the automatic functions of the body while we are asleep and it has been proven that words and suggestion can affect the central nervous system while we are awake.
Distracting the conscious mind causes a dissociation of the conscious and unconscious mind and is the first step in inducing hypnosis. There are many differing techniques a hypnotherapist can use to put a client into hypnosis.
By talking to their clients in a soothing voice and getting them to visualise relaxing and monotonous situations, practitioners are able to send their clients into a state of very deep relaxation where they will still be aware of their surroundings but are very much more sensitive to suggestion.
Once the patient has closed their eyes, the hypnotherapist deepens the trance by suggesting to the conscious mind to daydream or relax. While the conscious mind is inactive the subject is likely to respond to all suggestions literally. Positive suggestions are then introduced and absorbed by the conscious mind.
When in this state, the patient’s subconscious can be ‘reprogrammed’ to deal with certain feelings in a different way and as such, hypnotherapy is not only very effective in the treatment of phobias, addictions, but it can also reduce stress and alleviate pain.
HOW SUCCESSFUL IS HYPNOTHERAPY?
Practitioners and researchers claim success rates of 90% and higher for professionally conducted hypnotherapy, that is followed up with a treatment plan and self-hypnosis tapes.
A research project in the UK found that 92% of those who had attended a hypnotherapist would recommend the experience to others. The Irish Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy claim an 80% success rate in treating clients for smoking.
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HOW CAN HYPNOTHERAPY HELP?
Hypnotherapy can help with a myriad of symptoms and both physical and mental issues.
To ensure your treatment is tailored to you, I always speak to my clients before we commence sessions.