Hypnotherapy is about empowerment.
It is a practise of promoting healing or positive development by re-programming patterns of behaviour within the mind, enabling irrational fears, phobias, negative thoughts and suppressed emotions to be overcome.
Hypnosis is obtained through focused concentration, for example on the therapist’s voice. Once the deep state of hypnotic relaxation has been reached, the subconscious mind is able to absorb information, suggestion and other content which bring about the therapeutic changes.
A person under hypnosis experiences a sense of deep relaxation and whilst they are in an altered state, the hypnotherapist works with them to focus on whatever the issue is that has brought them there and to resolve those issues by appropriate suggestions made by the therapist. A person is always in control and aware of their surroundings and cannot be made to anything they do not want to do. However it is not a miracle cure, it still requires work and commitment on the part of the client. I don’t snap my fingers and ‘cure’ you. It is a partnership where myself and the client work together to overcome an issue. See testimonials for what others have said about hypnotherapy with me. Hypnotherapy works on the premise that a person wants to change, without that desire they simply will never change.
Hypnotherapy can be applied to many psychological, emotional and physical disorders. It is used purely for relaxation, and is proven to be beneficial in stress management, anxiety and panic attacks, phobias of all kinds lend themselves well to hypnotherapy as well as curing habits such as nail biting, hair pulling (Trichotillomania) and body dysmorphia (BDD). Hypnotherapy can be used to relieve pain in surgery and dentistry. It can ease the suffering of the disabled and those facing terminal illness, and it has been shown to help people to overcome addictions such as smoking and alcoholism, and to help with weight management. Children can also be hypnotised to be helped with nocturnal enuresis (bedwetting) and chronic asthma, whilst teenagers can conquer stammering or blushing problems which can otherwise make their lives miserable as well as exam nerves. Confidence issues such as public speaking and presentations or lack of self-esteem, are common issues that can be resolved with hypnotherapy. The list is virtually endless.