In hypnotherapy, a deep state of relaxation is achieved through focused attention. While in this trance-like state, the unconscious mind is highly receptive to new perspectives and ideas which safely bring about the changes you require.
We actually experience trance-like states naturally everyday on a regular basis, for example when we are daydreaming, laying comfortably in bed and about to fall asleep or when engrossed watching a good film or reading a book.
The unconscious mind is the seat of all our emotions and directs nearly all our behaviour. All of our memories are stored there, where they continue to have an effect on the way we live. Most of these memories are helpful, but sometimes they can become unhelpful or even harmful.
Hypnotherapy is a tool which enables us to communicate with the unconscious mind to change unwanted habits or behaviour. Clinical Hypnotherapy means using hypnosis to treat a variety of medical and psychological problems. It is estimated that over 85% will readily respond to clinical hypnotherapy. It has been proven to succeed where other, more conventional methods have not produced the desired results. The benefits are long lasting and usually permanent as well as completely natural and safe with no harmful side effects.
What is it like to be hypnotised?
When hypnotised you feel deeply relaxed, calm and aware of everything around you and you are always in control. You can never be made to do anything against your will or your beliefs. You will sit in a comfortable chair and close your eyes while you are spoken to in a relaxing manner. You will then be given positive suggestions appropriate to what you are dealing with. A session will usually last from an hour to an hour and a half and one to three sessions are usually sufficient with the exception of smoking cessation, which is one session only.