Hypnotherapy is an amazing tool to make changes that you might feel like you’re struggling with. You remain in control and can choose to open your eyes whenever you want because, actually, it’s not like the tv shows or stage performances you might have seen. You don’t necessarily ‘go under’, but you might find you experience different levels of awareness when you’re hypnotised.
Here’s quick interview with a client to answer a few questions you might have:
Hypnosis is a trance state; a time when you are completely focused on one thing. You know that film you watched when everything around you practically melted away? That book you read and managed to fade out all the background noise around you? That run you went on when all you were aware of was the ground beneath your feet and the sound of your own breathing? They are all trance states. In hypnotherapy, a trance state is created through deep relaxation through which a hypnotherapist can then access the subconscious mind to help you make positive changes to habits and behaviours.
Why do you struggle to make those changes you really want on your own? Because you are using your conscious mind, but many of those old, outdated habits or behaviours we want to change are things we do unconsciously; they are rooted in our subconscious. If they weren’t, we’d have made the changes on our own.
Hypnotherapy uses hypnosis in a therapeutic way to create beneficial change. In my case, I don’t use scripts and each one-to-one session is tailored to you, making it as unique as you are. This, combined with Solution Focused Psychotherapy creates a perfect environment for positive change to take – and most importantly remain – in place.
In relation to other psychological therapies, hypnotherapy is generally considered to require less time to work on issues. The solution focused approach looks forwards rather than backwards, so there is no going over difficult memories – we look at what you want to change and how to get there in the most effective way possible.
I’m asked a lot ‘but can hypnotherapy be used in this situation, with this issue?’ The answer is pretty much always ‘yes’. It’s not a miracle cure, but it could be viewed as a sprinkling of magic that moves you forward to a place you really want to get to.
If you’d like to discuss your situation, please contact me to set up an informal chat.