Clinical hypnotherapy utilises hypnosis as the main therapeutic treatment. Hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness in which your unconscious mind becomes receptive to positive changes and new ways of addressing issues in your life. The treatment includes natural deep states of relaxation which are both therapeutic and rejuvenating.
Clinical hypnotherapy may be used for the effective treatment of psychological and physical problems. Each problem is treated on an individual basis and the therapy is tailored towards your particular needs.
AM I ASLEEP OR UNCONSCIOUS WHEN IN A HYPNOTIC TRANCE?
It’s easy to see how one can jump to this conclusion. In entertainment shows and movies you often hear the hypnotist say ‘you are feeling sleepy’ and then clicks his fingers, and command sleep. The subject closes their eyes and rolls their head forward. In fact, to make matters worse, Hypnosis is a bit of a misnomer and derived from the Greek word ‘Hypnos’, which means sleep. Actually, when in hypnotic trance you are fully alert and aware of what is going on around you, you can even enter trance with your eyes open.
DOES THE HYPNOTIST HAVE FULL CONTROL OF ME?
The hypnotist can not make you do anything against your will. Despite what you may have seen on entertainment shows. There is always a part of you looking out for your well-being and if the hypnotist makes a suggestion that goes against your moral fibre you will instantly reject it and snap out of hypnosis.
WILL I GIVE AWAY MY DEEPEST, DARK SECRETS?
It is a misconception that under hypnosis you can only tell the truth. As you are in control during a hypnotherapy session, it is you who chooses what it is you wish to reveal. The hypnotherapist will not try to coax the truth out of you, and when seeing a qualified hypnotherapist anything you choose to reveal will be strictly confidential.
WILL I FORGET WHAT WHAT WAS DISCUSSED WHEN IN TRANCE?
Sometimes, but it isn’t necessarily always the case.
Occasionally a hypnotherapist may induce amnesia to make you forget certain parts of the treatment which may enhance the positive therapeutic changes. It is also quite common for this to happen spontaneously too and is a well documented hypnotic phenomenon. However, it is not always necessary to induce amnesia and often you may have perfect recall of everything that has happened.
CAN I GET STUCK IN HYPNOSIS?
Hypnosis is a natural state of mind that we dip in and out of everyday. In an emergency, your body will naturally snap out of the hypnotic state.
IM TOO STRONG MINDED TO BE HYPNOTISED.
Most people can be hypnotised, regardless of age or intelligence. It is a naturally occurring phenomenon we each go into hypnosis numerous times during the day. As long as you are comfortable, willing and able to concentrate, you will find yourself easily entering trance.
IS THERE A HYPNOTISED FEELING?
There is no specific hypnotised feeling. Some people feel like they are daydreaming, others feel heavy, some light, The most common of which is usually a deeply, comfortable relaxed state, depending on the method used by the hypnotherapist.
IS HYPNOSIS DANGEROUS?
Hypnotherapy has a rich and long standing history. It was approved by the British Medical Association 40 years ago. And research shows it is a very safe form of therapy. When seeking out a hypnotherapist make sure you choose a qualified clinical hypnotherapist from a recognised body bound by code of ethics and you will be in very safe hands.
Ben Huss is a certified and registered Clinical Hypnotherapist and EFT Practitioner. He runs a busy london hypnotherapy clinic as well as EFT sessions over the phone.
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