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What is Hypnosis?

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What is Hypnosis?

Hypnotherapy is a safe, reliable way to help you with many issues you’re finding hard to deal with on your own – thoughts and actions you’d like to banish or acquire, or emotional distress that is too overwhelming or has gone on too long. Hypnotherapy is a very gentle approach that can feel similar to daydreaming, without harmful side effects and is suitable for just about everybody…


We offer Solution Focused Hypnotherapy

The type of hypnotherapy we offer is a very powerful combination of Psychotherapy and Hypnosis and is known as Solution Focused Hypnotherapy. Each session begins with a period of psychotherapy, which is designed to encourage you to think positively and is in itself extremely beneficial. It’s effects are enhanced by the application of Hypnosis in the second part of the session, which enables the subconscious mind to make beneficial changes.


What to expect

Some people believe that Hypnotherapy is something that is ‘done’ to them, that they explain their issue to the therapist who then simply hypnotises their problem away, as if by magic. Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is a much more collaborative process between you and the therapist. Therefore, it is important to understand that change happens because you want it to and because you are prepared to take the necessary steps to allow it to happen. The initial consultation is designed to assess what you want to achieve, how Hypnotherapy can help you, and how many sessions you are likely to need. Subsequent Hypnotherapy sessions involve much more than Hypnosis. During the first part of each session we’ll talk about the progress you have made and your therapist will be encouraging you to express yourself positively, focusing on solutions rather than dwelling on problems. Your goal is to imagine your preferred future – a future where you have a more useful perspective on the quality of your life. You are then guided into a relaxed state of Hypnosis in order to consolidate what has been discussed.


What is Hypnosis like?

Actually, we all experience the Hypnotic state in our everyday lives. Have you ever driven home and not remembered anything about the journey, or been engrossed in a book and not been conscious of time passing? If so, you’ve been in a state of focused attention, not unlike the feeling of being hypnotised. During Hypnosis you will be guided into a similar state so that beneficial suggestions can be directed towards your subconscious mind.


What Hypnosis is

Hypnosis is simply a state of focused attention. In this relaxed state, your mind is more responsive to suggestion. In a therapeutic setting, the suggestions are designed to be beneficial to help you change unhelpful thought patterns and behaviour. Clients often comment about how ‘ordinary’ Hypnosis feels;- it’s not unlike daydreaming; you can often hear everything that is being said whilst in a deeply relaxed state. In fact, you could think of it as guided daydreaming.


What Hypnosis isn’t

Contrary to the image portrayed in films, books and the media, Hypnosis does not involve the therapist taking control of your mind – no one can hypnotise you against your will. Nobody can make you do anything you do not want to; your subconscious mind will simply reject any suggestion that is inappropriate for you.