What is Hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is an empowering combination of hypnosis and therapy that is becoming widely recognised as an effective holistic treatment for a range of different needs.

The human mind is comprised of two parts – the conscious and the subconscious. The conscious mind is the part that we are constantly aware of. It records all our new experiences and sends them back to our subconscious where they are permanently stored. The conscious mind also acts as a filter for subconscious thoughts and ideas, either allowing them back through to the conscious or keeping them at bay. The subconscious mind is not only our memory hard-drive, but it also regulates some of our bodily functions including breathing, digestion etc. It is because they are controlled by the subconscious that our body can do them naturally without us being aware of them happening.

Therapy no longer has such stigma attached to it. It is increasingly appreciated as a situation within which you can talk confidentially and without judgement, allowing you discuss various aspects of your life, your thoughts, your feelings and any related behaviour. You are free to examine any area of your life and release your emotions in a healthy and secure way. This will help you achieve greater understanding of yourself and assist you in overcoming any issues you may have.

Therapeutic hypnosis is a series of progressively-deepening relaxations, where your conscious mind is sent to sleep and your subconscious mind takes over. It is a basic disabling of conscious decision and thought, allowing your subconscious to access the information stored there. You are still able to talk freely, and you will be able to remember everything that has taken place. I will facilitate the process, guiding your subconscious to yield information about the subject or area that we have chosen to explore. If I give you a suggestion that you are unhappy with, your subconscious will be able to either ignore it, or you will be able to bring yourself out of the hypnotised state.

Your thoughts are the catalyst for changes in behaviour. When you change the thought you will be able to alter the action linked to it. By gaining access to your subconscious mind, you can harness its power to concentrate on new positive habits, attitudes and behaviour that are chosen by you as acceptable and where you want your life to lead. If effectively done, these new thoughts will then override the old subconscious ones, enabling the changes that you want to take place.

This is just a small part of what we can teach you about in our hypnotherapy courses. To learn more take a look at our packaged courses which will explore this concept any many more in further detail.