WHAT IS HYPNOSIS?
Hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness. Whilst you are in hypnosis the conscious mind becomes quiet, allowing access to your highly suggestible, subconscious mind. Research has shown that electrical changes take place in the brain during hypnosis, the brain waves actually become slower than when you are in the normal waking state.
Hypnosis is a state of deep relaxation with focused concentration during which relaxed states of alpha, theta, and delta brainwaves can be reached. We naturally go into hypnosis when we daydream or watch television or are engrossed in a really good book so there is little difference between hypnosis and daydreaming! It can also be that lovely feeling that you experience just before you go to sleep at night or just as you come out of sleep in the morning and is therefore a state that we all experience naturally.
WHAT IS HYPNOTHERAPY?
Hypnotherapy is the use of hypnosis as a tool for the treatment of a variety of issues, bringing relief to existing conditions or to change areas where there may be problems. With hypnotherapy it is possible to work with and transform the thoughts that lead to self limiting beliefs – this is mainly achieved through using complete mental and physical relaxation and visualization techniques.
Hypnotherapy is completely natural and safe with no harmful side effects. When administered by a professionally trained and skilled Clinical Hypnosis Practitioner the benefits are long lasting and often permanent.
During a session you will be fully aware of what is going on around you and what the therapist is saying to you. Throughout your session you are always in control and have total awareness and afterwards, you will remember what happened during the hypnosis. It is really important to understand that nobody can be hypnotised against their will and even whilst hypnotised, people will reject any suggestions that do not fit in with their own set of personal beliefs and their own personal integrity.
The actual experience of hypnosis can be difficult to describe as there are varying degrees of hypnosis; some people go deeply and some go lightly and some right in the middle.
Hypnotherapy is often successful where other, more conventional methods of treatment have failed.
"Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything"