Hypnotherapy can help you get to where you want to be.
When did you last daydream? That feeling of allowing yourself to drift into your own mind momentarily.
Have you ever driven your car only to reach your destination and not fully remembered the journey?
Has a television programme ever held your attention so much that you haven’t heard a conversation next you?
When reading a book can you picture the characters or hear their voices?
All of these experiences are examples of altered states of awareness and hypnosis is the same.
Hypnosis is a focused state of attention, in which your awareness shifts from your external environment to your internal one. It is a completely natural state, which we all slip into and out of several times a day.
It is in this state that we learn and process new information.
We have all heard the saying, “it is like riding a bike, you never forget.” At first you had to consciously think about how to balance, where to put your feet, how to steer and when to use the brakes. It felt like such a difficult task. But one day you no longer had to think about it. It became stored within your unconscious memory.
Every memory, every skill, every resource we have is stored within our unconscious mind, but sometimes these can be difficult to access.
Hypnosis provides you with greater access to these memories and resources and positive suggestions are also taken on more easily. This allows you to change unhelpful or restrictive thoughts, beliefs or behaviours.
What is the difference between a hypnotist and a hypnotherapist?
A hypnotist has the skills to guide you into a hypnotic trance and help you with relaxation, which in itself can be very beneficial. However, a hypnotherapist can work with you on a wider range of issues, helping you to make lasting, positive changes within your life.
My training in psychotherapy means that I am able to work with you using a wide variety of therapeutic techniques, in addition to hypnotherapy, depending on what is most appropriate for you. To read more about psychotherapy click here.
So whether you are looking to break free from a restrictive behaviour, habit or addiction, take more control or relieve yourself from stress or anxiety, build self-esteem and confidence or work towards a specific goal, hypnotherapy can help you and I am here to show you how.
If you have any questions about hypnosis or hypnotherapy please see FAQ’s.
Alternatively if you have any questions of your own please contact me directly or discuss these within your first session.