The best way to describe hypnosis is that state where your conscious mind experiences a heightened state of relaxation allowing your unconscious mind to take a more active role. Hypnosis is not sleep. During a hypnotherapy session, the unconscious mind is able to become more aware, focussing on the problem uncluttered by the conscious ‘judgemental’ and sometimes over analytical mind.
We all experience naturally occurring hypnotic states in our everyday lives.
You may have experienced a time whilst driving, when you arrived at your destination with no recollection of how you got there. The skills required for driving the car, so familiar that we perform them almost unconsciously.
Or, we are so engrossed in a film or theatre show that we are perfectly still, breathing slowed and for a few moments, completely unaware of our surroundings or other people. This is a form of catalepsy and is very common.
Perhaps you have reached for your coffee cup only to find it empty, you know you must have drunk it but you don’t remember. These are all examples of the conscious mind being so occupied by one action that we perform other activities completely unconsciously – That is hypnosis.
Hypnotherapy has long been recognised as a very powerful method of personal development and is used extensively around the globe to help deal with a great many problems and conditions.
What Can it help with ?
- Building confidence and self-esteem
- Banishing those Fears & Phobias
- Stress related symptoms
- Stopping smoking
- Weight reduction
- Anxiety about your driving test, exam, job interview