Hypnotherapy uses hypnosis to help people make positive changes in their lives and improve their health and wellbeing.
Unlike what we may think hypnosis is perhaps from TV or stage shows we've seen, you are in complete control throughout the experience and can't be made to do anything you don't want to.
Hypnosis is a very safe and relaxing practice that leaves you with a deep sense of calm and feeling refreshed. It is described as 'a natural state of heightened awareness, frequently associated with relaxation, where you are able, if you wish, to open yourself to suggestions and where you can make use of your imagination to help you effect positive changes.'
Hypnosis creates a trance state similar to what we experience day to day when we daydream, become absorbed in watching a film or reading a book, even when we're driving a well known route and go into automatic pilot and can't remember the last few miles we've driven! It is in this trance state we can access our subconscious mind which holds the key to making changes without our analytical conscious mind getting in the way. This helps us to overcome resistance to change, think differently about a situation, interrupt unhelpful patterns and use our imagination to create positive, safe imagery.
Hypnotherapy uses enquiry to identify the issue to enable release whilst connecting us to our inner resources which are used in hypnosis to create positive suggestion and imagery to relearn and enable change.
There are different approaches in hypnotherapy, you can find the techniques I offer and how they can be used to support issues on my 'individual support' page.
PLEASE NOTE that hypnotherapy is not an appropriate therapeutic approach if you have psychosis.
If you are unsure please check with your GP first.