Clinical & Medical Hypnotherapy
Use the Power of Hypnotherapy to Transform areas of your Life
What is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is a type of complimentary therapy that uses the state of Hypnosis for therapeutic benefits to bring about healing and change.
Hypnosis is a form of Focused Relaxation and shifts your attention from the conscious everyday world, to focus your attention inwards instead. And because you’re not paying attention to the conscious world around you, your mind drifts off and you are free to focus on a single idea.
During Hypnosis, the therapist produces the right environment to induce a focused state of awareness (trance) that essentially by-passes the critical part of the mind (conscious) to begin communicating with that part of the mind where we store our underlying beliefs (unconscious).
From there you are able to re-write your story, change beliefs that are limiting, and replace with better ones. It is important to be aware that all hypnosis is self-hypnosis. It uses guided visualisations and suggestions which are limited only to your own imagination.
Your mind will never accept and act on suggestions that are not in your own best interest. You are in control of your hypnotic state at each stage of the process.
What does it feel like to be in Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a state of mind we naturally experience several times a day. Chances are you have found yourself reading a book or watching TV so engrossed in the activity, that you fail to become aware of other people around you. This is a form of Hypnosis.
You also experience the Hypnotic states just before you fall asleep and again when you initially wake up, and yet if there was something that needed your full attention you would be able to respond quickly and be fully alert.
Hypnosis is not to be confused with being asleep. You need to be awake so that you can interact with the hypnotherapist, because hypnosis involves a two-way communication. You will feel more relaxed than usual and consciously remember as much as you would from any normal conservation.
Most people find it such an enjoyable and relaxing experience, that they may be reluctant to leave the trance state. However it is impossible to get ‘stuck’ in hypnosis, just as it is impossible to get ‘stuck’ reading your favourite book.
How does it benefit me?
Hypnotherapy promotes a deep feeling of relaxation, reduces sympathetic nervous system activity, decreases blood pressure, slows heart rate and accelerates healing and it can benefit just about anyone. It also has no known side-effects.
During Hypnosis your conscious mind sort of switches off so you are able to relax and shut out the everyday concerns. This then allows access to the unconscious, where it will readily accept positive suggestions without questioning and over analysing.
Learning the technique of self-hypnosis, which I teach, will help you to develop your own self-management tool for relaxation, self-care and to maintain the changes you want.
What can Hypnotherapy help with?
Similar to other therapeutic approaches, CMH can be used to treat many emotional and psychological issues including relief of chronic physical conditions.
- Substance misuse
- Pain management (only on diagnosed conditions)
- Sleep problems
- Behaviour change (weight loss, habits, nail biting)
- Confidence building
- Stress management
- Symptoms associated with the menopause
Combining Hypnotherapy with other Psychotherapeutic approaches, is a powerful combination that can help you overcome whatever challenge you might be facing.
Hypnotherapy can be just as effective online as techniques can be easily adapted so that you receive the same benefits as face to face.
I am a Registered Member of the National Council of Hypnotherapists and as such abide by their Professional Ethical Codes of Practice to ensure that Hypnotherapy is both safe and effective.
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