The hypnosis experience, often described as a ‘trance’, is likened to daydreaming and is a natural, but usually overlooked, condition of our normal consciousness. However, clinical studies now show that therapies applied during this hypnotic state can be effective in treating a broad range of emotional and physical problems.
Unfortunately, poor publicity and common misconceptions about hypnosis mean that people who might benefit from hypnotherapy are often too anxious to try it out, missing out on the opportunity to improve their physical and emotional well-being.
Unlike stage or TV hypnosis, to be most effective, it’s important for the patient to remain conscious and in full control at all times during the hypnotherapy session. In many cases, the patient will actually experience heightened awareness, allowing them to better understand and gain conscious control of their thinking patterns and physiology.
Mind and body influence each other and treating the mind through hypnotherapy can help to alleviate many physical conditions. The NHS are now employing clinical hypnotherapists to work in conjunction with other clinical staff as an aid to orthodox medicine. Here, studies have found that hypnotherapy can be highly effective in relieving stress and controlling pain, while also bringing about accelerated healing.
Under hypnosis the mind is very receptive to new ideas and open to suggestions which can encourage more sensible, balanced or helpful attitudes and behaviours. These suggestions programmed into your subconscious mind are your own suggestions which are discussed in your consultation as this is a very personal experience.
In the clinical setting, symptoms associated with stress or anxiety can be helped; in such cases it is not a substitute for medical treatment, but a very useful supplement to it. Mind and body affect each other and the person as a whole benefits by this holistic approach.
The number of sessions required usually varies from person to person, however most people feel benefit from hypnotherapy immediately. CDs may be provided for your continued use at home for re-enforcement of the new positive behaviour and you will be advised on how and when to use them.
Some of the problems that Hypnotherapy can help with are:
Abuse mental & physical, Anxiety, Artistic Enhancement (piano playing etc);
Arthritis, Asthma, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD);
Bedwetting, Blushing, Confidence Building;
Depression, Drug Dependency, Examination Nerves & Preparation;
Fears and Phobias, Gambling, Guilt, Habits and Compulsions;
IBS, Insecurity, Insomnia, ME, Memory Recall;
Migraines and Headaches, Motivation, Nail biting, Nervousness;
OCD, Obstetrics & Child Birth, Pain Control;
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – from childhood onwards;
Panic Attacks, Public Speaking, Sexual Disorders, Smoking, Sport Enhancement;
Stress, Timidity, Trauma, Weight Problems, Worry
AND MANY OTHER CONDITIONS….
Treating All Conditions
- weight control
- eating disorders
- sexual disorders
- smoking cessation
- nail biting
- personal development
- memory recall/retention
- exam prep
- childhood trauma