What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness.You are still very much aware and in control but your consciousness becomes more selective and aware of internal processes rather than the outside world. It’s rather like “day dreaming” or a feeling of being “miles away”.
Will it be something I will like? And what will happen?
Many people report the experience of being hypnotised as pleasant , comfortable and extremely relaxing.
However , hypnotherapy is beneficial not only for the relaxation it induces but also for the state of suggestibility that characterises it. In this state , the mind is open to receiving ideas and suggestions that promote positive thoughts and healing changes. During normal waking hours the window between the conscious and subconscious mind is closed but the state of relaxation results in alpha brain waves which opens the window. This happens naturally during sleep and so we are able to dream. In hypnosis this state of relaxation happens while the client is awake and so allows helpful suggestions to be directed into the subconscious mind.
Could I be made to do something that I don’t want to?
No. You will still have complete control over your own thoughts , behaviour and beliefs. Indeed , you could get up and walk out if you wanted to.
What can hypnotherapy do to help me?
Increase confidence and motivation.
Instill positive beliefs.
Change your eating habits.
Remove fears and phobias.
Change smoking habits.
Increase sports performance.
Alleviate I.B.S. symptoms.