What is Hypnosis?
Being under hypnosis is an entirely natural state and is something we all experience virtually every day usually without realising it, for example we are in hypnotic state when we are daydreaming or when we are fully engrossed in something without realising the time, whether that be reading a book, watching a film etc.
Other examples include when having completed a car or train journey without recalling the specific details of what you did having been completely absorbed in your own thoughts, effectively completing your journey on auto-pilot. This is considered as trance state – a form of hypnosis.
What is Hypnotherapy?
All of the behaviours, fears, phobias, beliefs in ourselves etc. are stored in what we call our subconscious mind – the part of the mind which keeps everything ticking over and stores all of our memories.
With Hypnosis, a Professional Hypnotherapist will help you achieve a deep state of relaxation (hypnosis) where your subconscious mind becomes more open to the possibility of change. The subconscious mind is a very powerful tool and with the guidance of a professional hypnotherapist can be used to help change habits, overcome our fears and phobias, deal with anxiety and stress, remove negative views of ourselves or bolster our self-esteem and self-confidence etc.
Is it safe?
YES! As already mentioned, then hypnotic state is a completely natural state, and as a Hypnotherapist I am helping you achieve that deeper state of relaxation where we can work with your subconscious.
And despite what you see on the stage shows no-one can be hypnotised against their will or made to do anything they do not truly wish to do.
Throughout the process YOU are in CONTROL – just like when driving a car on auto-pilot and if a car were suddenly stops in front of you, you would immediately become fully alert – the same applies to Hypnosis, no matter how deep you go you are always able to awake and be fully conscious whenever you want to.
Are there any side effects?
The only side effects are positive ones. Clients frequently find that in addition to addressing whatever problem they are seeking to resolve, they generally feel more relaxed and happier about themselves.