What is hypnosis?
The term “hypnosis” comes from the Greek word hypnos, meaning sleep. Hypnotherapists use exercises that bring about deep relaxation and an altered state of consciousness, also known as a trance.
A person in a deeply focused state is unusually responsive to an idea or image, but this does not mean that a hypnotist can control the person’s mind and free will. On the contrary, hypnosis can actually teach people how to master their own states of awareness. By doing so they can affect their own bodily functions and psychological responses.
How does hypnotherapy work?
When something happens to us, we remember it and learn a particular behavior in response to what happened. Each time something similar happens, our physical and emotional reactions attached to the memory are repeated. This is how we build beliefs. In some cases these reactions are unhealthy. In analytical hypnotherapy, a trained therapist guides you to remember
the event that led to the first reaction, separate the memory from the learned behavior and replace unhealthy behaviors with new, healthier ones.
During hypnosis, your body relaxes and your thoughts become more focused. In this relaxed state, you will feel at ease physically yet be fully awake mentally it is at this point that your subconscious mind is able to show you what your “blockages” are and where they came from. Your conscious mind becomes less alert and your subconscious mind becomes more focused.
What are the stages of hypnosis?
There are several stages of hypnosis:-
• Becoming relaxed, then absorbed (deeply engaged in the words or images presented by a hypnotherapist)
• Dissociating (letting go of critical thoughts)
• Reframing the problem
• Responding (complying with a hypnotherapist’s suggestions)
• Returning to usual awareness
• Reflecting on the experience
What happens during a visit to a hypnotherapist?
During your first visit, you will be asked about what brought you in – what condition you would like to address. The hypnotherapist will explain to you what hypnosis is and how it works.
You will then be directed through relaxation techniques, using a series of mental images and suggestions intended to change behaviors and relieve symptoms.
For example, clients suffering from stress may link it back to a memory of how the stress was formed, release the physiological and emotional symptoms, re-frame the psychological and emotional memory and create a new belief based on what was learned and experienced in the session.
Therefore moving forward completely released from the original stress. Any worries and concerns you are suffering at the moment, just call me.
What conditions can be eased by hypnotherapy?
Conditions eased by Hypnotherapy include;
* emotional anxiety
* panic attacks
* sexual abuse
* mental abuse
* discovering your life purpose
* bereavement and loss
* acting as a carer
* pain and IBS
* smoking cessation
* improving sporting performance
* all addictions including smoking and alcohol
* lack of confidence
* lack of self-esteem
* fear of public speaking
* fears and phobias including fear of spiders, fear of flying, heights, water, birds, open spaces, enclosed spaces
or maybe you would just like to unburden yourself of an intimate problem.
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