Hypnotherapy

What is Hypnotherpy?

A therapy can help us to achieve a relaxed focused state of attention that enables us approach things in a more resourceful and empowered state. It could be described as work as if you were dreaming; only you are fully conscious, in control and aware the whole time you are using your mind’s ‘Reality Simulator’.

It’s similar just like when you reading a compelling book or film as a great story is impossible to ignore, as it paints pictures in your mind. A good practitioner can do the same thing in the service of your future wellbeing.

So when you go into hypnosis, you simply get very involved with an inner reality, and we create this involvement, this focus, by drawing attention to detail in an interesting way.

Hypnotherapy can do this through using skilled verbal communication, to help focus and direct a client’s attention and employ their imagination. This enables the client to prepare to heal, or achieve their goals collaboratively with the therapist. We do this by bringing about intended alterations in sensations, perceptions, and feelings. This is most effective when used with CBT to achieve helpful and lasting beneficial change in subsequent thoughts and behaviour.

At the start of therapy, the hypnotherapist will ask the client questions about: their life, current situation, their problems and issues. This assessment will include things like previous medical history, general health and lifestyle. The hypnotherapist and client will then agree on the changes or goals that are best fit the individual’s needs.

Hypnotherapy can be useful for a wide range of psychological, medical, dental and general problems. It is most often applied as an adjunct to evidence based therapies for anxiety, stress conditions and confidence issues. Hypnotherapy is also used to enhance performance in several areas such as sport and public speaking. Or be used in support evidence based therapies for weight control and addictive behaviours.

Done well, it can work in the same way as when you are dreaming – the mind’s ‘Reality Simulator’.

Developing Focus

So when you go into hypnosis, you simply get very involved with an inner reality, and we create this involvement, this focus, by drawing attention to detail in an interesting way.

It’s just like when you read a good book; a great author will make the words impossible to ignore – he or she will paint pictures in your mind. A good hypnotist will do the same.

Find out more at my hypnotherapy website