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What is Hypnotherapy

What Is Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy is one of the most effective and safest therapies for helping people to change those negative habits, behaviours and feelings that are stopping them from enjoying the life the really want.

How Does Hypnosis Work?

Our minds work on two levels – the conscious and the unconscious. We make decisions, think and act with our conscious mind. The unconscious mind is where all your learned behaviours, habits, memories and emotions are stored. Some of those memories and behaviours may be the very ones you wish to change for example stopping smoking, losing weight, become more confident, overcoming a phobia or anxiety.

When a person is under hypnosis they are in a very relaxed, calm and natural state of awareness. The state of relaxation reached is so great that the worries of everyday life are switched off. Stress, worry fade out and you may find yourself as you would engrossed in your favourite book or film totally focused on what is happening on the screen. This allows the therapist and the client to communicate directly with the unconscious mind to make positive lasting changes. Most other forms of therapy are carried out at a conscious level, and the will-power of the conscious mind has been medically proven to not be as effective at making lasting changes compared to the unconscious mind which houses the learned behaviours and imagination. A good example is when people try and use willpower alone to lose weight only to find themselves putting it back on. By addressing issues at the unconscious level this is where real and lasting changes can be made.

Is Hypnosis/Hypnotherapy the same as sleep?

No, it’s not the same, it’s an altered state of mind similar to daydreaming, or becoming so absorbed in an activity that you lose all track of time. During these times you are not asleep but in a very relaxed state of mind.

Will I lose control during hypnosis?

The state of deep mental relaxation is very pleasant and your mind will remain very clear throughout, however deeply you go. There is no question of being controlled or manipulated against your will; you remain in control at all times. 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 desired therapeutic changes.

Call us now to find out how hypnotherapy can help you to change your life and be free of unwanted fears and behaviours. We offer a free initial consultation which can be done via email or over the phone. Call us on 07827 446607 or email carlene@changeswithin.org.uk or alternatively, fill out an Enquiry Form on our Contact Us page.

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