What is hypnotherapy?

What is hypnotherapy?


Hypnosis is a pleasant experience allowing you to become physically relaxed, possibly more than you have ever been, while at the same time becoming mentally focused.

It is a natural but altered state of consciousness. Most people experience this without realising it often occurs when reading, watching television, listening to music or traveling. Have you ever arrived at your destination and cannot remember passing certain roads or landmarks, this would be because you were in a light hypnotic trance. Hypnotherapy is the use of this state for a therapeutic result, and so the treatment is not hypnosis but you are treated in hypnosis.

Hypnotherapy uses hypnosis to give specific suggestions to remove or alter unwanted thoughts, behaviours and feelings and to encourage preferred thoughts, behaviours and feelings

It is completely safe when administered by a qualified professional. You will be in control and can hear what is said to you when you are in trance but it is also perfectly normal to not hear consciously and may forget what you have heard.

Clinical hypnosis follows a specifically defined protocol for treatment that is designed specifically to reduce fears, alleviate symptoms and to help the patient to take control of their condition and bring about changes they would like.

Most people can be hypnotised and can be particularly effective if you are motivated to make the changes you want and you feel comfortable with your practitioner (this is important and should be considered from the outset).

It is important to be realistic in your expectations for change and this will be discussed with you to ensure the outcome is achievable.

If you’re being treated by a medical practitioner you should contact your GP for their permission to undertake hypnotherapy. This is to ensure that it does not interfere with the treatment you might be currently undergoing.

Hi Kerry

Hope you are well. Everything is good with me and I just want to thank you again for helping me to find out who I am and be comfortable with me. I feel happier than I have ever done before!
Thanks ever so.


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