What is hypnotherapy?
Whilst it can be refreshing and enjoyable to simply be in hypnosis, by itself the experience is not therapeutic. Hypnotherapy effectively works with our inner self (unconscious) which stores our inner resources as well as many of our problems. Hypnotherapy applies therapeutic techniques during hypnosis to maximise potential, change limiting beliefs and behaviours and gain insight, powerfully dealing with fundamental beliefs which guide us in our everyday lives. By changing those beliefs you are able to change your life. The techniques often work faster in hypnosis and thus therapy can take place quicker and more smoothly.
How does hypnotherapy work?
Our beliefs, behaviours, self-images and habits are located in our subconscious mind which is also stores our immense strengths and knowledge. Hypnosis naturally and effectively accesses the subconscious mind enabling the use of techniques to unleash our potential, change unwanted habits and behaviours and obtain solutions to problems and concerns.
What conditions can hypnotherapy help?
Hypnotherapy can be used to treat a variety of medical and psychological conditions, problems and experiences, anxieties and habits that you wish to change which will include a wide range of conditions such as phobias, stress, tension headaches, weight control and smoking. In addition, hypnotherapy can be effective for pain management. A comprehensive list of these conditions is located in the A-Z of Hypnotherapy section.
What else can hypnotherapy help me with?
If you wish to enhance your performance, whether in sport or creativity, at work or simply your general confidence, hypnotherapy can be beneficial. You may wish to gain new insights, become more aware of inner resources, or even kick-start a new regime.
When it hypnotherapy not appropriate?
It is advisable to avoid hypnotherapy if you have severe depression or psychosis or unstable epilepsy.
How many sessions will I need?
This depends on the nature of the condition you wish to work on so can range from a single session to more. An approximation of the number of sessions anticipated can often be given during the first session.
How long do the effects last?
The effects can be long-lasting or permanent as suggestions are made directly to and with the co-operation of the subconscious mind. However, your actions highly contribute to your ability to make changes. By putting into practice the new ways of thinking and doing, you will be able to leave old habits and behaviours in the past and move forward.
What is the first session like?
Your first session will start with a detailed discussion of pertinent details relating to you, including your lifestyle and the condition or habit you wish to work on and goals for therapy may be then be set and any questions you may have, including those relating to hypnosis can be answered. The session will then proceed on to some hypnosis work and any homework then discussed and agreed.