What is hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is a therapy that I use to assist clients in finding meaningful alternatives to their present ways of thinking, feeling or behaving. Hypnotherapy also tends to help clients become more accepting both of themselves and others and can be most useful in promoting personal development and unlocking inner potential.
Hypnotherapy is a two way process between clients and myself – a professional partnership.
How does it work?
Once I have gained sufficient information about a client’s predicament I will initiate a relaxation from which ideally I will have access to their subconscious mind.
From here I will be in a position to address the issues raised and help their subconscious mind perceive certain events in a different and often more positive light, while distracting the conscious mind through a series of deep relaxations, thus causing a dissociation between the two states.
Is hypnotherapy safe?
Hypnotherapy is completely safe, non-invasive and a totally natural state. Often It can effectively resolve many challenges, in a few sessions.
Who may benefit from Hypnotherapy?
Everyone can benefit from hypnotherapy, whether a loved one has passed away and you are seeking guidance to move forward, overcome insomnia, gain confidence in order to make a speech, feel relaxed prior to dental treatment, improve a sports performance, overcome anxiety and stress.
Hypnotherapy can improve these and many other ailments.
Do you lose control?
People are sometimes concerned that they will ‘lose control’ while in a very relaxed state. However, regardless of how deeply they may go into hypnosis and however passive they may appear to be, they actually remain in full control of the situation. Nobody can make you do anything that you do not want to do.
Myths and facts
Myth: A person is asleep during hypnosis.
Fact: A person is totally awake during hypnosis.
Myth: A person in a hypnotic state does not know what is going on around him/her. He/She has totally tuned out the surroundings.
Fact: A person in a hypnotic state can hear everything that they would ordinarily hear. Although he/she most likely has their eyes closed, they are completely aware of their surroundings.
Myth: The hypnotist can make me do things I don’t want to do, like take my clothes off or rob people.
Fact: First, an ethical hypnotist would not even ask a person to do these things in the first place. Second: A person has the ability to reject any suggestion(s) that contradict(s) their morals of survival.
Myth: A person loses control of him/herself when hypnotized.
Fact: A person has total control of himself or herself when hypnotized because they choose to hypnotize themselves. The hypnotist simply guides them.