What is hypnotherapy?
Hypnosis has been referred to in literature and pictures since records began, as far back as 3000BC Egyptians used ‘sleep temples’, since that time it has been given many names, but the concept of a healing process that takes place whilst in a deeply relaxed state remains the same.
Hypnotherapy has been approved by the British Medical Association since 1955 and is recognised by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE). It is an effective, safe and relaxing process that enables people to change old thought patterns and habits and achieve lasting change.
Hypnotic trance is a natural state of mind that we all experience many times each day. You may have driven your car along a familiar route and suddenly become aware that you do not remember part of the journey, or been in a meeting and realised your mind has been elsewhere and you missed part of the conversation. Our minds go in and out of trance as we move between conscious actions and accessing our memories and feelings, which are stored within our sub-conscious.
Hypnosis is a relaxing and enjoyable experience, it is similar to a daydream where you can become immersed in your own world but are still aware of your environment on the periphery, so that you can chose how long to stay in trance.
All hypnosis is self-hypnosis, my role is that of a guide who helps to bring your sub-conscious thoughts in line with your conscious goals. There are many different methods that can be used and healing does not require you to revisit past memories unless you want to.