Hypnosis is a trance-like mental state in which people experience increased attention, concentration, and suggestibility. While hypnosis is often described as a sleep-like state, it is better expressed as a state of focused attention, heightened suggestibility, and vivid fantasies. People in a hypnotic state often seem sleepy and zoned out, but in reality, they are in a state of hyper-awareness.
While there are many myths and misconceptions, hypnosis is a very real process that can be used as a therapeutic tool. Hypnosis has been shown to have medical and therapeutic benefits, most notably in the reduction of pain and anxiety.
Hypnosis communicates directly with your subconscious mind – where all emotions, habits and responses are stored – and because of this change can take place very quickly, unlike many of the more traditional talking therapies which can often take months or years to resolve issues.
Have you ever forgotten a name or number and then consciously tried to remember it? The more you try (using will power) the more it evades you. But when you forget about it (or mentally relax from thinking about it) it suddenly pops into your mind! So basically, when your mind is relaxed the more open and receptive it is. Which is why, in hypnosis, powerful changes can be made.
Hypnosis is a state of relaxation, similar to the feeling just before you fall asleep at night. Some people expect a state of complete oblivion, like being anaesthetised and are then are pleasantly surprised when hypnotised they simply feel nicely relaxed, able to hear the therapists words, able to move and hear noises in or outside the room. When you are under hypnosis are NOT unconscious or asleep. You will simply feel relaxed.
Not at all!! Under hypnosis you always remain fully in control of your thoughts and actions. For example, if there were an emergency you would immediately be able to respond, opening your eyes, standing and being fully alert. I always tell people it’s a little like your conscious mind stepping to one side while I talk to your subconscious mind.. but your conscious mind is always sat there by the side, listening, and can jump back into the conversation or room at any time if it wants to.
Yes, clinical hypnosis is completely safe. You can’t get “stuck” in hypnosis, and the worst thing that could happen is you will be so relaxed you will fall asleep!!
You are awake and aware of everything that is happening. Most people really enjoy the sessions and feel fully alert, able to drive and get on with their day as normal after them.
The therapeutic use of Hypnosis is nothing like stage hypnosis, which is purely for entertainment, you wont or cannot do anything you don’t want to.. but hey if you want to cluck like a chicken then I’m not going to stop ya!
The simple answer is Yes. In fact, research shows that the higher your IQ the more hypnotisable you are! Basically, if you want to enter hypnosis you will.
The sessions are undertaken over zoom in the comfort of your own home, meaning you will feel comfortable, relaxed and safe in your own environment. AS long as you can hear my voice clearly then we are sorted
This depends on your individual circumstances, their problem you are looking to solve and how you take to the treatment. Unfortunately, there is no magic wand and even if a client feels massive changes after one session I do like to see them again to ensure that everything has been resolved. Generally, clients need between 2 and 5 sessions, sometimes less, sometimes more. Packages for treatments are available that makes the sessions cheaper if you book a block of them.
I’m “The Wellbeing Whizz” , Bevan Thompson, husband, father, cockapoo owner, band member, trashy TV show enthusiast, Anxiety Management Coach and Hypnotherapy Practitioner.
Around 15 years ago, my life used to be a misery, let me tell you how I turned that round…..
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