Have you ever been so involved with a task that you have lost track of time?
Have you ever driven from one place to another and arrived safely, but not remembered parts or all of the journey?
Have you ever read a book and become so involved with the plot you can see scenery and hear characters speak?
Have you ever daydreamed?
These are everyday examples of an altered state of awareness. Hypnosis is another example of an altered state of awareness one which can be used for self help. It is a perfectly natural state, which occurs between being fully awake
and fully asleep.
In the clinical setting hypnosis is usually accompanied by a pleasant state of physical relaxation, which in itself is beneficial, especially in the symptoms induced by or aggravated by stress.
The term Hypnotherapy means the use of hypnosis for the treatment and relief of a variety of psychological symptoms. It is a method of moving specific information from one part of the brain to another. In the same way that you can struggle to remember someone's name and the moment you relax it pops into your mind. Hypnotherapy works the other way around.
There is a classic misconception that we only use
20 % of our brains.
This is not true, we use 20 % consciously and
80 % subconsciously.
By relaxing the conscious part of the brain the subconscious must take over and when that happens, using various techniques, we can create new instincts and new attitudes. It is very important to note that no one can be hypnotised against their will and no one can be forced to do things while under hypnosis that they do not want to do.
Hypnotherapy is completely natural and safe with no harmful side effects. When administered by a professionally trained and skilled therapist the benefits are long lasting and often permanent.
During hypnosis, you will be aware of what is happening: most people do not “feel hypnotised.” If at any time during the session you felt you wanted to move, hiccup, cough, sneeze, stretch or even end the session. You could, as you will always be in control.