Accessing the subconscious mind to treat emotional and psychological disorders
WHAT IS HYPNOTHERAPY?
A hypnotic trance is a state of deep relaxation and is one of the oldest psychological therapies known to man, found virtually in every culture around the world. Before anaesthetic was created, surgeons would use a style of hypnosis to deeply relax patients before surgery or during childbirth.
Nowadays Hypnosis is generally known for its success aiding people to give up smoking, or for weight control, addiction management, for stress relief and confidence building. When our minds are in a relaxed state the subconscious becomes accessible and receptive to beneficial change. It allows us to remember past events, making it possible for recalled painful or negative experiences to be released, letting go of old patterns.
HOW DOES HYPNOTHERAPY WORK?
In order to get into a state of hypnosis, you are guided through a series of relaxation methods through the therapist’s voice, into a state where your body and mind are very relaxed, but leaving you fully aware and capable of waking up if necessary.
My application of Hypnotherapy accesses memories and releases the emotional component, the negative thoughts, changing them to positive experiences and allowing a feeling of tranquility, renewed vitality and control. Many people also find the relaxation and visualisation exercises extremely beneficial for all areas of self-help, whether as a sleeping aid, or providing a calm and balanced feeling when stressed or anxious.
I am a Registered member of the Clinical and Therapeutic Hypnosis Association (CTHA).