What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a completely natural enjoyable state of mental relaxation which we all experience, sometimes several times a day. It is that feeling of daydreaming when you are in your own little world.
Remember driving a familiar route and being unable to remember anything about it? Being so engrossed in a task that you didn’t hear when someone was talking to you? THAT’S hypnosis, a deeply relaxed state.
Whilst in this pleasant state, you don’t analyse or criticise, your thoughts may not be logical, but that doesn’t matter, you’re having a break from all that – your conscious, thinking mind is resting, it’s faded into the background.
But if it was needed, your conscious mind would still function, you would easily snap out of your daydream and do whatever needed doing.
It is thought that this state of deep relaxation is nature’s way of ensuring we have a break from the stresses and strains of everyday life, giving us a respite – chance to regroup and re energise so we can more easily face whatever lies ahead.
It is perhaps why the incidence of destructive stress, anxiety related problems and depression is growing at an alarming rate in today’s society. We just don’t give ourselves that much needed and essential time out, we never give ourselves the time, we ignore those inherent prompts of nature to relax and recuperate.
What is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy simply means that another person – the therapist – guides you into hypnosis to help you connect with your subconscious.
The subconscious holds all the memories, fears, thinking and behavioural patterns that make us who we are. It is where our instincts and knowledge lie, but it can also be the inadvertent source of many of our problems.
Using hypnosis, the therapist can help you make positive and long-lasting changes enabling you to harness the power of your mind.
It is important to note that you are always in control, the therapist cannot make you do or say anything you don’t want to. If ever you feel uncomfortable, for whatever reason, you will simply bring yourself back to being fully alert.
In addition to Hypnotherapy, I also use NLP techniques (Neuro-Linguistic Programming).
What is NLP?
NLP is the study of the relationship between three components that make us unique in the way we look at life and the way we behave:
Neuro – our thinking process, how we use our senses to understand what is happening around us.
Linguistic – how we communicate with others and ourselves.
Programming – the way our past experiences, thoughts and emotions affect all areas of our lives.
NLP techniques aim to change our outlook, controlling beliefs and unwanted behaviour from negative to positive. This will help you to reach the goals you strive for.
Please note that within the UK there is no requirement by law for hypnotherapists to have any specific training. Hypnotherapy can therefore be offered by people with little training. A fully qualified and registered hypnotherapist will always have your best interests at heart (unlike with stage hypnotists) so ensure you check the credentials of the hypnotherapist you have chosen.
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