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What is hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is a form of complementary therapy that uses skilled speech and the power of positive suggestion to access a client’s imagination and bring about subconscious change to their thoughts, feelings and behaviour. Hypnotherapy has been used for centuries to successfully change people’s lives for the better.

Every one of us naturally experiences a hypnotic trance on a daily basis (such as when you drive ‘automatically’ on your regular route to work when thinking of something else), so there is no person who ‘cannot be hypnotized.’ It is down to the skill of the therapist to find the best methods to work for you, or refer you on.

In a typical session, the therapist will ask questions about the client’s past and present, medical issues, and personality type to properly assess the best way to achieve their desired goal. The therapist will then use speech and direction to ease the client into a hypnotic state (deep relaxation), which supports to open the client’s subconscious mind to new beliefs and positive suggestions (thus changing conscious reactions and patterns of behaviour). In some cases the client may speak under hypnosis where directed by the therapist, and in others they just relax and allow the brain to focus on the therapist’s guidance. At the end of the therapy, the therapist will then guide the client out of the hypnotic state and back to conciousness with a full awareness of what has happened during the session. In can often take five minutes or so to feel fully rejuventated after deep relaxation, and then the session is complete.

If you have any questions about hypnotherapy at all, please contact me and I would be happy to discuss it with you!