Hypnotherapy is a form of complimentary therapy that utilises the power of positive suggestion under hypnosis to bring about subconscious change to our thoughts, feelings and behaviour. The process itself aims to alter the state of consciousness in a way that relaxes the conscious part of the mind while simultaneously stimulating and focusing the subconscious part. This heightened state of awareness allows the therapist to make appropriate suggestions, using repetition to reinforce the effectiveness of the suggestions. The mind is often likened to an iceberg; the visible top part of the iceberg is comparable with our conscious mind, the part that we are fully aware of, and the larger bottom part of the iceberg represents our subconscious mind where all of our deep rooted processes and beliefs reside. Hypnotherapy is an extremely effective gateway for accessing this vast subconscious part of the mind.
How Effective is Hypnosis?
38% Recovery after 600 Sessions
72% Recovery after 22 Sessions
93% Recovery after 6 Sessions
Results of a Comparative Study by American Health Magazine
Hypnosis is not about being in a deep sleep, but in a relaxed and suggestable state, the therapist cannot force you to accept suggestions nor can they make you say or do anything you would not normally be willing to, you are in complete control and can end the session at any time, simply by opening your eyes.
Conscious Mind 5%
Sub-Conscious Mind 95%
Hypnosis has been around since the beginning of time. This is no surprise given that the state of hypnosis is a natural phenomenon that we all experience; the brief moments between being awake and dropping off to sleep, the times when a film or book has us completely engrossed to the point we are not taking any notice of our surroundings, when we are driving on ‘autopilot’ and can’t remember the previous few minutes on a journey; these are all examples of being in a hypnotic state. In simple terms hypnosis is a state of highly focused attention or concentration, often associated with relaxation and heightened suggestibility. It is this suggestibility that is used beneficially for hypnotherapy; whilst under hypnosis, positive and helpful suggestions can be directly communicated to the subconscious mind, where they take root. Through repetition of the positive suggestions, as well as favourable imagery of the desired outcome, changes can be made at this deep subconscious level which continue to have an effect even after the subject has come out of hypnosis and is in the usual awake and aware state. Repetition is key to the process; the more often the neurons in our brain are fired together, the stronger they wire together. For more information please see the How Hypnotherapy Works page.
Your Mind is a Powerful Thing,
When You Fill it with Positive Thoughts,
Your Life Will Start To Change!
Hypnotherapy can be used to bring about a wide range of positive changes including, but not limited to, issues relating to the following;
Anxiety and Depression Phobias Weight Management
Addictions Smoking Cessation Alcohol Reduction
Confidence and Self Esteem Public Speaking Speech Impediments
Exam Stress Wealth Wiring Productivity
Sports Performance General Relaxation Pain Management
Results vary from person to person and the number of sessions will be dependent on the individual and issues being dealt with, typically between 5-10 sessions of hypnotherapy are required, sometimes more, sometimes less.
What to expect during a session
The session begins with a consultation to discuss the issue that is to be dealt with, establish the medical history and answer any questions or queries that you may have prior to the session. You will then take a seat in our comfy recliner where you will be taken through a relaxing induction into hypnosis. Whilst you are in a relaxed and comfortable state of hypnosis, suggestions which align with your desired outcome will be made by the therapist. As you concentrate on the voice of your therapist, your mind will focus on the positive and therapeutic suggestions that are being said, these will be repeated and may be accompanied by positive imagery to reinforce the suggestion and the desired outcome. You will then be brought slowly and comfortably back to your usual awareness and you can discuss your session and ask any questions that you may have. A Standard Hypnotherapy Session takes approximately 1 hour, a General Relaxation session is approximately 45 minutes.
Is Hypnotherapy Safe?
Hypnotherapy is a complimentary method which is non-invasive and does not involve pills, chemicals or physical intervention. Whilst there are a few contra-indications to Hypnotherapy there are no known adverse side effects. Contraindications include people who suffer, or have suffered in the past with psychosis, epilepsy or personality disorders and it is not suitable for use whilst driving, using machinery or undertaking any task which needs full concentration and awareness. Often clients will feel relaxed and drowsy at the end of the session.
Unfortunately, hypnosis shows which are made for comedy or entertainment purposes have led to many misconceptions about hypnosis, they imply that the subject has no control over what they are doing or that the hypnotist has power over them. This is not the case; during hypnosis, whether it be for entertainment or therapeutic purposes, the subject is completely in control, they will not accept suggestions, or act in a way, that they would usually object to in their normal waking state. The subject has complete control over what they say and do and can terminate the state of hypnosis at any time simply by opening their eyes.
Contraindications for Hypnotherapy;
Whilst Hypnotherapy is a safe and non-invasive therapy it is not recommended for those who suffer from epilepsy, personality disorders or psychosis.
Results cannot be guaranteed and will vary from person to person.