Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy Explained:
Hypnosis is an entirely natural phenomenon that we all experience every day. It is that deeply relaxed state that we enter just before we fall asleep at night or immediately on wakening in the morning.
Ever driven along a familiar route, got to your destination and thought “I don't actually remember anything of that journey?” Other naturally occurring hypnotic states include daydreaming or becoming so totally engrossed in a book or television programme that we are totally oblivious to what is going on around us.
Hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness characterised by deep mental and physical relaxation. In this very pleasant, deeply relaxed state, our minds become more focused and we can access the unconscious mind allowing us to change patterns of unwanted behaviour. This is called Hypnotherapy.
Stress and anxiety is a normal human emotion that everyone experiences at times. Many people feel anxious, or nervous when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test, or making an important decision.
However, stress and anxiety can cause such distress that it interferes with a person’s ability to lead a normal life.
Through Hypnotherapy you can effectively reclaim and re-balance your life in a secure, positive and fulfilling way.
Clinical applications of Hypnotherapy
Clinical Hypnotherapy uses hypnosis to treat a wide variety of physical and physiological problems, and can aid in the cessation of undesired habits.
Hypnotherapy is medically accepted to benefit the following and more:
unwanted habits - smoking, nail biting, bed wetting, weight control / healthy eating, improve work / study / sporting performance, boost self-confidence and achieving potential, phobias, compulsions, emotional problems, sleep problems, inhibitions, worries, reduce stress, tension and blood pressure, stomach problems, IBS, gynaecological problems - PMT, psychogenic infertility, obstetrics (painless childbirth), skin problems, pain control, minor surgery, dentistry, arthritic pains, aches and pains, some sexual problems...
Put simply, where your problem is due to habitual conditioning (habit formation), accumulated stress or unresolved events in your past then hypnotherapy can be used to access and reprogramme these complexes which are being sustained and remain active at the unconscious level.