About Clinical Hypnotherapy, psycho-therapeutic therapy
A Clinical Hypnotherapist uses the healing state of hypnosis to help you make positive changes in your life. Whether you want to stop, change or improve any aspect of your life, hypnotherapy carried out by a qualified professional can help you reach your goal.
A combination of relaxation and suggestion is the key to the dramatic changes hypnotherapy can catalyse.
How can Hypnotherapy help?
Anything affected by thoughts, thought patterns or stress can be helped by hypnotherapy.
Everything you do or want to do will be enhanced when the body and mind are relaxed - and you believe you can achieve:
- Virtual Gastric Band for weight change
- Menopause Relief
- Phobias, anxieties, panic attacks, depression
- Study and exam anxiety
- Self confidence, self esteem, public speaking, stuttering
- Concentration, positive thinking, enhanced creativity
- Health and fitness motivation
- Relationship difficulties
With your mind, emotions and body in 'synch', relaxation is increased and your fertility improves.
It is recommended that your hypnotherapist work as part of your support team during your pregnancy, to help with:
- Morning sickness, reduce fear/anxiety, sleeping
- Confidence, self-esteem
- Hypno-birthing, relaxation, pain management
- General mind and body wellbeing
Pain management and medical issues
Any pain or other symptoms should always be checked medically before a pain management programme is commenced. It is recommended that your hypnotherapist works in conjunction with your medical professionals.
- Migraine, headaches
- Back pain, stiffness in joints
- Recovery from surgery or illness
- Phantom pain
- Period pain
- Skin disorders
- Blood pressure
Post natal care
Breast feeding, post natal depression, confidence for new mothers, weight loss and physical recovery.
Phobias, bedwetting, self-esteem, confidence, asthma, eczema, nail biting, thumb sucking, relaxation, sleep.
What is hypnosis?
A deeply relaxed state of body and a normal, natural healthy state of mind. You are aware and in control. It happens spontaneously during the day when you daydream and just before going to sleep. In hypnosis, positive suggestions are more easily accepted and acted upon. Hypnosis is not a magic wand, but a tool to help you achieve your goals with your mind working for you.
Is hypnosis safe?
Hypnosis is a natural state that people go in and out of every day. It is as safe as daydreaming. You will not do anything against your will - you are in control. You only accept the suggestions that you want to. People in stage shows in hypnosis are aware of what they are doing and consent to it. If an emergency should arise, or if you should go to sleep, you would wake up from your own natural response.
Who can be hypnotised?
Virtually anyone can be hypnotised, some more easily than others. A person goes into hypnosis because they choose to. No one can be hypnotised against his or her will. People who are strongly committed to reaching their goals achieve the best results. Like anything in life, the more you practise, the more easily you can slip into this wonderful relaxed state. A hypnotherapist is a guide who knows how to get there and how to use it most effectively.
What does it feel like?
A very relaxing, day-dreamy state! You may experience feelings of comfort, well-being and mild drowsiness. Other feelings such as sinking, floating or heaviness depend on the person and depth of state. You are always conscious and aware - the concentration of your mind is greatly enhanced. Because you are so aware, you may not realise that you are in hypnosis. When you awaken, there are definite signs to confirm that you have been in a hypnotic state.
Why is relaxation important?
The body and mind work at their optimum when relaxed and free of tension.
Disease: Dis = opposite to
Ease = relaxation
The opposite to relaxation is Disease! The single most important thing we can do for the health of our body and mind is to learn an effective relaxation technique and practise it DAILY. Relaxation helps everything you do.
Why are suggestions so powerful?
We are bombarded with suggestions, helpful and unhelpful, everyday. Every suggestion you experience with your senses passes through filters in your mind based on your past experiences, beliefs, conditioning and heredity. These filters determine what you accept or reject. In hypnosis, the filters are bypassed so that suggestions you want to believe are accepted and embedded in your subconscious mind. This changes the 'little voice' in the background to work for you and with you, rather than fighting against you.