Here you will find the answers to many of the most frequently asked questions about Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy, just click onto any of the headings shown in bold below.
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- What is Hypnosis?
- What is Hypnotherapy?
- What is a Hypnoanalysis?
- Is Hypnosis Safe?
- Am I in Control?
- Conscious or Subconscious?
- Who Can Be Hypnotised?
- What can it help?
- Why Choose Hypnotherapy?
Hypnosis is a state of focused attention which facilitates resourcefulness.
It’s a naturally occurring state of mind that can bring the body and mind into a safe, natural state of relaxation.
Hypnotherapy is the use of hypnosis, and the mind’s own natural abilities, to resolve issues, relieve emotional burdens and achieve personal goals.
It is a safe, effective process.
It involves the client and therapist working together to bring about positive changes in how they think, feel and act.
Hypnoanalysis is one of many psychotherapeutic techniques that can be used during hypnotherapy.
Analysis while in hypnosis allows a person to permanently remove symptoms by discovering, re-experiencing and resolving the original cause.
Yes. Hypnosis is safe because your cooperation allows it, you are in control the whole time. Hypnosis has been approved by the British Medical Association in 1955 and the American Medical Association in 1958.
The American Psychological Association approved hypnosis as a science in 1960.
For over 200 years prior to official recognition medical and psychological professionals were using hypnosis to benefit their patients.
Everyone has already experienced hypnosis thousands of times whether they are aware of it or not.
Normal, everyday hypnosis occurs when you are driving down the road and lose track of time, or when you are focusing on a book or television program and you don’t even notice something that is going on around you.
You are not asleep, and you are in control. It’s an imaginative free-floating and pleasant state of mind where you’re far more aware than usual but also a lot more focused.
What about Stage Hypnosis?
A Hypnotherapist cannot make you do anything you don’t want to, even if it’s good for you.
Forget what you’ve seen in the movies and on TV, you are actually more in control of your mind & body during hypnosis than at any other time because your attention is focused.
Clinical hypnosis is very different from stage hypnosis, so you will not be asked to do anything that is foolish or useless.
Hypnosis requires your consent and rather than someone controlling you, its purpose in Hypnotherapy is to enable you to feel more in control of your own life.
Stage hypnosis is entertainment, where a willing member of the audience volunteers to demonstrate the power of their imagination.
The conscious part of our mind deals with reasoning, calculating, analyzing and remembering what we need to get through the day.
The Subconscious houses all of our permanent memories, creativity, belief systems perceptions and programmed habits and behaviour.
Hypnotherapy can bring the Subconscious back in harmony with the Conscious, so our experience reflects what we want, not what we are conditioned to accept.
Anyone who can follow simple instructions can be hypnotised if they choose to do so.
Hypnosis cannot be done against a person’s will, and is safe and effective for adults, teenagers and children. Studies conducted at Stanford University have shown that intelligence is not an important factor in determining an individual’s ability to respond favourably to hypnosis; although statistically there is some evidence to indicate that persons with higher intelligence and greater creative abilities tend to be somewhat more responsive to suggestion.
In fact the ability to be hypnotised is often a learned trait.
You can teach your body and mind to go into trance, and get better and better at it as you practice self hypnosis. All hypnosis is self hypnosis.
It is impossible to get “stuck” in hypnosis. You are awake, aware, and in control the whole time.
Hypnotherapy can be used to improve, and in many cases entirely remove, any symptom or challenge that are caused by emotions, habits, behaviour or psychological issues.
Experts now agree that many life problems, including physical disease, have underlying causative factors that are predominantly psychological or emotional.
Hypnotherapy works well with any issue involving psychological/emotional factors. Resolving a problem that’s “inside you but out of your control” can give you your life back.
As well as resolving problems, many now use hypnotherapy to improve performance in sport, business, study, the arts and personal relationships.
Hypnotherapy is a tool that can help you, just like it has helped millions of other people, to take back control of their lives.
Hypnosis is a very extremely efficient, scientifically proven, state of mind often referred to by artists and athletes as ‘the zone’.
The naturally relaxed state of hypnosis allows individuals to make rapid enhancements to their lives through a process of learning appropriate new beliefs, breaking unwanted habits, changing negative behaviour patterns, overcoming learned limitations and removing the root cause of your symptoms.
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