As I’m often asked the difference between Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy so I’ll tell you straight away. They are basically the same thing however hypnosis refers to a natural state that we all go in and out of many times each day, (e.g. watching TV) and hypnotherapy is the process by which we use this natural state to produce an outcome; positive changes in health and behaviour.
As Hypnosis is a natural state of being it has been around for thousands of years. The first recorded use of it being used for change was from Egypt in the 3rd century. I don’t know how effective the changes made back then were but now all kinds of things are possible.
With Hypnotherapy a hypnotherapist (like me) assists you in a systematic way to experience a natural state of deep relaxation and calmness, a bit like daydreaming. As you relax, the body becomes comfortable and the mind more alert and receptive than normal. This natural day dreaming state allows greater access to the subconscious mind, the part of you that controls your bodily functions and protects you. During hypnotherapy you are always in control which is why many
people talk of all hypnotherapy as being self hypnosis.
When you are in this “dreamlike state” your hypnotherapist can communicate directly with your subconscious mind and offer new suggestions and instructions to help you achieve what you want. These suggestions are tailor-made for your individual needs. All you have to do is relax and enjoy the experience!
The Mind and Body can, when allowed, heal themselves, resulting in restorative, rehabilitative, curative and seemingly miraculous improvements. Particularly effective for those who wish to take greater control over their life!
It is widely recognised by the medical profession that any form of healing is not just a physical process but also a mental and emotional one. Research has shown over and over again that physical problems can be affected by the mind.
Over the years hypnosis has gained ground and respectability within the medical profession and although hypnosis and medicine are not the same, they are now acknowledged as being related. It is only a matter of time before hypnosis becomes a mainstream practice, as acceptable to the general public as a visit to the dentist.
The number of problems and conditions that can be helped with hypnosis is vast with new discoveries being made regularly. In short, if you can think about it or it’s controlled by your brain, hypnotherapy may be able to help you. And it’s not just about resolving negative things either. People from all works of life have used hypnotherapy to boost certain aspects of their health, lives and career, in effect to help them do what already works even better! From top class athletes, actors, musicians, politicians, business leaders and even royalty, everyone can benefit from this amazing and safe technique.
Please contact me and ask how hypnotherapy can help you.