WHAT IS HYPNOTHERAPY
The unconscious mind is where it all happens. It is the seat of our emotions, it represses unresolved issues, controls perception and organises memories. It takes on millions of bits of information every second and stores these as memories and experiences. Conversely, the conscious mind, the one we pay most attention to, takes on approximately 5 (give or take 2) chunks of information at any one time. Therefore, it becomes pretty clear that if we want to change, grow or develop, we need to find ways to tap into the deeper resources of our unconscious mind.
When we listen to a piece of music, read a book, watch a film or listen to a story, we are in a hypnotic state. The chattery mind becomes quiet and we are taken over by images, memories, colourful representations and sounds. We regularly go into and out of a trance during our day. How many times have you arrived at work and not remembered how you got there? How often does time seem to fly by when you are engaged in an activity, giving it your full attention? How many times have you been lost in the magical movements of a ballet dancer or the emotional tones of an opera? These are examples of trance states.
Hypnosis uses these natural and healthy states to help you to change habits, behaviour and emotions. It has been used for hundreds of years. It changes your level of consciousness and allows positive suggestions to take place. Hypnosis calms down your peripheral awareness and enables you to become receptive to suggestions. By the way, there is no such thing as hypnosis… it is all self-hypnosis. Hypnosis is the art of enabling a person to hypnotise themselves. You are in complete control and will not engage in activities that are contrary to your beliefs or values.
Hypnotherapy is an elegant complement to NLP. Both address the unconscious mind and used together, provide a wonderful therapeutic process. Suggestions that are taken on at a deeper level will always develop long-lasting and positive changes in your life. As a qualified hypnotherapist, I can offer you bespoke sessions, aimed specifically at your area of potential development, designed to be of maximum benefit.