Hypnotherapy is most often used when our thoughts, beliefs and emotions, are getting in the way of living our life. A thought triggers an emotion but also an emotion can trigger a thought and behavioural patterns are often built on these associations
Through Hypnosis it is possible to access these patterns of behaviour that are held within the subconscious mind. The therapist can then work with the Client to bring about a positive response and change these often negative and limiting patterns.
What is Hypnotherapy?
The hypnotic state (sometimes referred to as the ‘trance’ or ‘altered’ state) is a naturally occurring state of deep relaxation, eg in our everyday lives such things as daydreaming or being completely absorbed in a book. You are so engrossed in what you are doing that what is happening around you fades into the background and becomes less important. It is the same with hypnosis you focus internally enabling you to consider which thoughts, beliefs and actions are really beneficial to you living life in the present and which are negative and stopping you from moving forward.
There are many misconceptions or myths that surround the process of Hypnosis and also the Hypnotherapists themselves. However, these can be dispelled with the following truths:
- Hypnosis/Hypnotherapy is not mind control.
- The client is in control of the hypnotic state and can end it at any time they wish.
- It is not possible to get stuck in hypnosis.
- The client cannot be made to do anything against their morals or current beliefs.
- The depth of the hypnotic state will vary with each person but everyone who wants to be hypnotised can be hypnotised.
Hypnosis is process that is undertaken to reach the subconscious mind. Behavioural patterns are built on the associations we have made from our thoughts to our emotions and vice versa.
A thought can trigger an emotion but also an emotion can trigger a thought. Through Hypnosis we can access these patterns of behaviour that are held within the subconscious mind. By doing so we can work with the client to bring about a positive response and change to these often negative and limiting patterns.
The hypnotic state (sometimes referred to as the ‘trance’ or ‘altered’ state) is a naturally occurring state of deep relaxation, examples of which can be found in our everyday lives such as daydreaming or when you are completely absorbed in a book or TV show.
How can Hypnotherapy help?
Hypnotherapy can help in many ways to rationalise and improve lives. It is thought to be helpful for people to:
Deal with weight control issues.
Deal with various forms of anxiety.
Eliminate some addictions.
Also it can help to boost positive qualities that we all have but have perhaps been repressed such as: