Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy
I use a variety of therapies, approaches and techniques to effectively meet my clients’ needs. This enables me to work with a diverse range of issues and use an appropriate style of therapy that is right for the individual client. During our sessions we will work together to achieve the desired result.
What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness, where you experience a pleasant state of relaxation together with a heightened awareness. When trying to explain what this is like it has been described as being similar to a natural trance like state, meditating, daydreaming or being absorbed in a book.
What is Hypnotherapy?
‘Hypnotherapy’ uses ‘hypnosis’ and then applies therapy to bring about a change. It uses hypnosis to place the client in an altered state of consciousness, relaxed and more aware. This enables the client to access their unconscious mind and work with the hypnotherapist to bring about a positive therapeutic change. This could be to: maximise potential, change limiting beliefs and negative behaviours, or gain insight into problems.
Hypnotherapy is very effective in the treatment of phobias, panic attacks and also in reducing stresses and alleviating pain.
There are a number of ways to go into hypnosis, and I will work with you to find the way that best suits you.
Is Hypnosis and hypnotherapy safe?
Yes it is safe when used by an experienced and fully trained hypnotherapist. I am an experienced and Certified Hypnotherapist through the American Board of Hypnotherapy (ABH)
Whilst in hypnosis you are not asleep or unconscious, just relaxed. Your awareness is heightened during hypnosis, which enables you to focus and work with the therapist. At all times you still remain in control of any suggestions that are made and you will still be aware of your surroundings. Therefore if you feel uncomfortable in the chair you will be able to change position at any time.
You maintain your control over what you say and do during hypnosis, and if at anytime you want to come out of hypnosis, all you need to do is to open your eyes.
You will be able to remember everything that takes place in the session. However, if during the hypnosis session you recall a disturbing event, then you can choose to forget it again until you are ready to deal with it.
In 1955 the British Medical Association issued a report endorsing hypnosis as a valuable medical tool. Since then it has become a recognised form of treatment for a wide range of physical and psychological symptoms.