What is hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a state of mind that
we all experience on a daily basis. Think about those ten seconds just
before you nod off to sleep at night, or maybe being totally engrossed
in a good book or movie. Hypnosis is just a feeling of deep
relaxation and when you are in this beautifully relaxed state it is
possible to access the powerful part of the brain known as the
What is the subconscious?
It is thought that the
subconscious accounts for approximately 90% of the brain's capacity. The
subconscious brain is where all our emotions are stored and therefore is
responsible for our reactions, interpretations and general behaviour.
The most important role that the subconscious plays is an automatic
function that controls our breathing, the circulation of blood around
our bodies and the repair of damaged tissue ie the healing process.
What is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is literally therapy
carried out whilst in a state of hypnosis. This is not a new therapy...it
has been helping people deal with a vast range of problems for
approximately the past 5000 years!
What is hypnotherapy used for?
There are many issues that hypnotherapy can help including stress and
weight loss, emotional eating, fears and
self confidence and self esteem issues, relationships, public speaking
and presenting issues,
insomnia, stopping smoking, exam and driving test
nervousness, irritable bowel syndrome and pain management.
What does hypnosis feel like?
Nothing...absolutely nothing! You
sit back in a comfortable chair, close your eyes and enter a state of
relaxation and calmness. You are fully aware of what is going on around
you and remain totally in control. This is a very pleasant state and can
be likened to daydreaming.
Hypnotherapy is completely safe and is a pleasant and
Will I be 'out of control'?
No...completely the opposite in
fact. You will feel very much 'in control'. You will be fully aware of
what you are saying and will remember everything. You cannot be made to
do anything against your morals or judgement whilst in hypnosis
Are there some people who cannot be hypnotised?
Everybody can be hypnotised as
long as they realise that they are in control. People who think they
cannot be hypnotised are those who have a fear of what could happen if
they 'let go'. I am a great believer in self-hypnosis and once a person
realises that they remain in control, then they can take themselves into
hypnosis very easily.
How many sessions does it take?
On average, clients need between
three to five sessions. These are one hour in duration and spread about
a week apart.