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HYPNOSIS

What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a deep state of relaxation during which suggestions are made to create beneficial changes in ideas or behaviour. The subconscious mind controls the involuntary functions of the body, including habits and things that we do ‘automatically’ - it is fueled by our emotions and imagination and directs the energy from within.  The subconscious mind also contains memories of every single thing that has occurred to us.

In hypnosis the mind is very receptive to new ideas and open to suggestions which encourage more sensible, balanced or helpful attitudes to reality. In the clinical setting, symptoms associated with stress or anxiety can be helped; in such cases it is not a substitute for medical treatment, but a very useful supplement to it.  Mind and body affect each other and the person as a whole in benefited by this holistic approach.

For some conditions, regression techniques can be used.  This may mean re-examining (without necessarily re-experiencing) events which influenced us at an earlier time in life.  By bringing these memories to the surface the subconscious mind is able to discharge the negative effects and can be ‘reprogrammed’ for success.

The number of sessions required usually varies from person to person, however most people feel some benefit from hypnotherapy immediately. Audio recording MP4 are provided for your continued use at home and you will be advised on how and when to use them.

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  • Can anyone be hypnotized?
    Most people can, providing they are able to understand the things they have to do in order to achieve this state.
  • Can I be made to say or do anything against my will whilst I am in hypnosis?
    No. Clinical hypnosis is not the same as stage hypnosis, you are free to accept or reject any suggestions made.
  • Will I be aware of what is happening or being said whilst I am in the hypnosis state?
    Yes. You will feel deeply relaxed but will never lose contact with the Hypnotherapist’s voice.
  • What happens if I don’t come out of trance or something happens to the Hypnotherapist before I am brought out?
    You would simply come out of the trance naturally as the rapport would be lost with the Hypnotherapist. No-one has ever remained in trance indefinitely.
  • Will I be able to drive afterwards?
    Yes. You will still be feeling relaxed, however your actions and reactions will be functioning super efficiently.
  • When I am in hypnosis am I unconscious?
    No, you are in a state half-way between sleep and awake.

Other Uses of Hypnotherapy

Sports Performance

Hypnosis is often used in sport psychology to bring the best out of athletes. People who expect to excel usually do. Mentally rehearsing a successful game can fire neurons in the brain in exactly the same patterns they would follow when actually performing the activity. It is believed that these movements, along with contractions in the muscles, are responsible for improved neuromuscular co-ordination.

Self Hypnosis

Self hypnosis is taught in groups or individually.  During therapy a post-hypnotic suggestion may be given to achieve the desired state, giving you the confidence you need to free yourself from self-limiting beliefs.

Creativity

Hypnosis is often used in sport psychology to bring the best out of athletes. People who expect to excel usually do. Mentally rehearsing a successful game can fire neurons in the brain in exactly the same patterns they would follow when actually performing the activity. It is believed that these movements, along with contractions in the muscles, are responsible for improved neuromuscular co-ordination.

Self Healing

In group experiments, tests have shown that patients treated with hypnotherapy have enhanced anatomical and fracture healing.  Before anesthetic was discovered some 75% of patients operated upon would die during or shortly after the operation, compared to 5% of those treated with hypnosis.

Some of the problems that Hypnotherapy can help with are:

  • Abuse Related problems

  • Agoraphobia

  • Amnesia

  • Anxiety

  • Arthritis

  • Asthma

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD)

  • Bedwetting

  • Insecurity

  • Insomnia

  • ME

  • Memory Recall

  • Migraines and Headaches

  • Nail biting

  • Nervousness

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  • Overeating

  • Blushing

  • Confidence—lack of

  • Depression

  • Examination Nerves

  • Fears and Phobias

  • Gambling

  • Guilt

  • Habits and Compulsions

  • IBS

  • Pain Control

  • Panic Attacks

  • Public Speaking

  • Smoking

  • Stress

  • Timidity

  • Trauma

  • Weight Problems

  • Worry

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