WHAT IS HYPNOTHERAPY?
Hypnotherapy is simply a method of quietening the conscious mind to by pass our normal judgement and allow suggestions which are acceptable to us into the subconscious mind where immediate and permanent change is achieved.
Clinical hypnotherapy is a flexible tool for solving mental and physical health issues. Many success stories regarding the use of hypnotherapy to quit smoking or manage weight issues show that hypnotherapy is a successful tool to effect changes.
Hypnotherapy can also be used to manage chronic pain or pain during childbirth, and address root causes of certain mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, PTSD and addictions. Each session is tailored to my clients’ personal needs and goals.
CAN I HAVE ONLINE THERAPY?
Yes! I offer online hypnotherapy, NLP and coaching sessions for a variety of issues including:
Stop Smoking – Weight Management – Anxiety – Panic Attacks – Anger Release – Performance Anxiety – Phobias
WILL I BE AWARE OF WHAT’S HAPPENING WHEN UNDER HYPNOSIS?
Yes. The word ‘hypnosis’ derives from Hypnos, the Greek god of sleep, but most people experiencing hypnosis are far from actually sleeping. The predominant feeling of most people is that it cannot have worked and they did not ‘go under’.
People experiencing hypnosis may appear to others to be asleep, but they can think, talk, open their eyes and respond to suggestion freely. When under hypnosis, people are usually aware of their surroundings and can hear everything going on around them, including the hypnotherapist’s voice.
WHAT IS SELF-HYPNOSIS?
All hypnosis is self-hypnosis, meaning that the hypnotherapist is only a guide or catalyst to elicit the trance experience in the client. The power of hypnosis resides in the client, not in the hypnotherapist.
HOW DOES HYPNOTHERAPY WORK?
Scientists are not really sure how it works. 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 client 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 client’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.
WHAT ISSUES CAN BE TREATED WITH HYPNOTHERAPY?
Hypnotherapy is useful for treating a variety of issues, both physical and mental. Used in conjunction with other therapies, such as psychoanalysis, hypnotherapy can help patients to overcome certain psychological complaints, including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, depression, phobias, and neuroses.
It is particularly useful for overcoming phobias, and ceasing problematic habitual behaviour, like stammering, snoring, smoking, teeth grinding, sleepwalking or nail biting.
It can also help alleviate some of the symptoms of physical complaints like allergies, travel sickness, insomnia and irritable bowel syndrome. Used in conjunction with conventional medical treatment, hypnotherapy has demonstrated positive benefits in the treatment of cancer.
Hypnotherapy is also useful in providing general health benefits, such as improving posture and digestion, reducing dependence on sleeping pills or tranquillisers, and helping to eradicate stress.
HOW MANY HYPNOTHERAPY SESSIONS WILL I NEED?
Every hypnotherapist has their own way of approaching different symptoms, depending on their training and experience. On average between six and eight sessions might be expected for most issues, whereas one session may be sufficient to cease smoking.
SOME FACTS ABOUT HYPNOSIS
There are many misconceptions and myths about hypnosis.
• You are never asleep during hypnosis
• You will always be in complete control of your own mind
• You can open your eyes whenever you wish
• You may feel more relaxed than you have ever been before
• You will not do anything you do not wish or want
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