What is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is of proven value in the treatment of a variety of conditions including smoking, phobias, panic attacks and stress related symptoms such as chronic anxiety, tension headaches and insomnia.
Hypnosis can be used to develop self-confidence and to improve performance in a variety of spheres of activity ranging from sports performance, music and drama to presentations and exams. Furthermore, hypnotherapy can be used as a means of relaxation to improve general wellbeing and can help you control weight loss and it can help in the control of pain and pain relief, as well as manage specific medical problems including irritable bowel syndrome and skin conditions.
Sessions are usually one hour and are held in the clinic.
You are aware
There are many misconceptions about hypnosis. A simple definition of hypnosis is that it is a state of increased suggestibility and concentration, meaning that you will not go to sleep or lose touch with reality. You will know everything that is going on around you. At the end of the session some people express disappointment with the experience, insisting that they heard everything that was going on or that they were unaffected by the hypnotist. This arises out of misconceptions they entertain concerning the nature of hypnosis. A lot has taken place and been implemented that will be realised when they go about their daily lives.
You are in control
People who undergo hypnotherapy for the first time are frequently disappointed to find that they experience nothing overwhelming. They feel mildly relaxed but they remain in touch with reality and in control of their thoughts and may find the hypnotist’s suggestions are quite resistible. Contrary to what most people believe, a person under hypnosis need not fall asleep, or lose contact with his surroundings or give up your will. He is often able to recall everything that happened during the trance and will act perfectly normal.
Relaxing and Enjoyable
Physicians, Psychologists, and Hypnotherapists have used hypnosis as a valuable tool in solving such problems as sleep disturbance, concentration and memory improvement, fears and phobias, stuttering and control of pain. Hypnosis has also been helpful in treating smoking, overeating and skin conditions. Hypnosis is a relaxing and enjoyable experience. Remember, the hypnotherapist needs your cooperation, as all hypnosis is self-hypnosis, and the hypnotherapist is only your guide.