What is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is a well-established form of therapy for working with unwanted thoughts, behaviours and feelings. Hypnosis, a natural state we all drop-into naturally several times a day, is used in conjunction with a mixture of established therapies that apply new skills and techniques to old patterns of thinking and behaving.
Hypnotherapy is also very effective for increasing motivation and confidence in order to help you get what you want out of life.
The treatment will be thought out and agreed before the hypnotherapy starts. I use a common-sense approach that is geared to your specific needs and which works in ways that you are most comfortable with.
Can anyone enter a hypnotic state?
Most people can go into hypnosis, it's a natural state. However, nobody can enter hypnosis against their will. How receptive you will be to suggestions depends on a number of things:
- How comfortable you feel with your therapist (which is why it is a good idea to talk to them before coming for a session).
- How motivated you are to make the changes. (Hypnotherapy can be used to enhance your motivation if required.)
- Making sure that changes are addressed in line with your most current needs - I will help with this.
- If you are able to make the changes suggested in the hypnosis. I will always work with you to make sure that the changes are realistic for you. I only work at a pace that you are comfortable with, using techniques that you feel ready for.
- If you are being treated by a medical practitioner, you will be asked to contact your GP for their permission to treat. This is to ensure that the hypnotherapy does not interfere with any treatment you might be currently undergoing.
When in hypnosis, you can move around, the same way as you would during sleep, and it won’t disturb you. If you wish to talk, you can do so. Most importantly, you will hear and remember everything that is important for you to remember.
You will always be in control in a hypnotherapy session.