What is Hypnosis?
Everyone experiences trance differently. But usually it’s similar to that pleasant feeling of deep calm that we experience just before falling asleep at night, or just before waking in the morning. Every time you drift into a daydream, or get absorbed in a book or a TV programme, you are in trance.
Hypnosis is an entirely natural state and you remain aware and in control at all times. Contrary to the commonly-held misconception enhanced by stage / TV hypnotists, you cannot be made to say or do anything against your will.
During hypnosis, your mind is more open to positive suggestions and you have the control to only accept suggestions that you wish to accept.
What is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is a form of therapy that uses the state of hypnosis to treat a variety of medical and psychological issues. When administered by a professionally-qualified and skilled hypnotherapist, the benefits can be long-lasting and often permanent. It’s natural, safe, and has no harmful side effects.
To understand how Hypnotherapy works you will need to be aware of the fact that the human mind consists of two parts: the ‘conscious’ and the ‘subconscious’ (also sometimes referred to as the ‘unconscious’ mind). The conscious mind deals with reason, logic, and enables you to think and make day-to-day decisions. The subconscious mind is concerned with emotions, imagination and memories.
Suggestions made during hypnosis can be very powerful because they can bypass the critical/analytical factor of the conscious mind and target the more resourceful, less critical subconscious. Consequently, your mind is especially receptive and responsive to suggestions made during hypnosis.
In this way, Hypnotherapy can help alter the way you feel, change restrictive or outdated beliefs, free you from unhealthy emotions or negative thought patterns and help you to get rid of unwanted habits and/or addictions. It’s a very powerful tool for personal development and positive change and can help to change the way you experience your world for the better.