Your subconscious mind is your living and breathing version of an autopilot? It takes control of everything that is learned and its capable of both keeping us alive and destroying us.
Think about it - lets say you were scared by a dog as a child, you might grow up thinking all dogs are bad and scary and how that could impact your life. The initial experience gets buried deep in your subconscious and colours your thoughts and emotions about dogs.
Hypnotherapy can unlock that belief and change it by reframing that initial experience that created it...easy!
It can be a great tool for your personal and professional development, helping you to reach potentials you never thought possible.
I understand how negative habits and behaviours can limit your life, but then there really is no need to suffer unnecessary stress and anxiety. You may have tried other therapies in the past to resolve a problem. Hypnosis may be a different approach to what you are used to. If you are open to hypnotherapy and really want to make changes to your life then you can replace old unwanted behaviours with new desired responses.
How hypnotherapy can help
Hypnosis is thought to work by altering our state of consciousness in such a way that the analytical left-hand side of the brain is turned off, while the non-analytical right-hand side is made more alert. The conscious control of the mind is inhibited, and the subconscious mind awoken. Since the subconscious mind is deeper-seated, more instinctive force than the conscious mind, this is the part which has to change for the patient's behaviour and physical state to alter. Hypnotherapy is a safe and reliable method of treatment for a great many problems, including those of an emotional or personal nature. It is non-addictive, uses no drugs, has no harmful side-effects, and is suitable for just about everyone. It is a natural method of helping people to use their inner resources to improve their physical, emotional and psychological well-being. The actual experience of being hypnotised is difficult to describe, neither asleep nor awake, but more likened to state of relaxation, yet your mind is still alert and focused.
Once in this relaxed state, you will remain fully in control but your subconscious mind will be open to any therapeutic suggestions made for your benefit. This can bring about significant changes to your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. It is ultimately self-hypnosis, the therapist merely helps to facilitate your experience - its not about being made to do things, in fact it is the opposite, it is about empowerment. Hypnotherapy aims to re-programme patterns of behaviour within the mind, enabling irrational fears, phobias, negative thoughts and suppressed emotions to be overcome.
Hypnotherapy can be applied to many psychological, emotional and physical disorders. It is used to relieve pain in surgery and dentistry. It can shorten the delivery stage of labour and reduce the need for painkillers. It can ease the suffering of the disabled and those facing terminal illness, and it has been shown to help people to overcome addictions, such as smoking and alcoholism, and to help with bulimia. It can help to break certain behaviour patterns such as nail-biting and blushing, help you to overcome stress, anxiety, weight loss, job interview, examination, or driving test nerves, phobias (eg fear of spiders, flying, heights, public speaking etc) panic attacks and lack of sleep. Children are generally easy to hypnotise and can be helped with nocturnal enuresis (bedwetting) and chronic asthma, whilst teenagers can conquer stammering, problems which can otherwise make their lives miserable. The number of sessions required depends on the individual client's concern.
What is hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is a completely natural intervention which harnesses your inner resources to bring about positive changes to your emotional and psychological well-being. Through hypnotherapy I can help you to overcome obstacles that are stopping you from progressing with your life. Hypnosis is a state of consciousness that combines deep relaxation with full awareness. It is a natural state of being, very often experienced when we are daydreaming, that can be deepened for therapeutic purposes by a trained and skilled therapist such as myself. In this relaxed state, the subconscious mind is receptive to positive changes, brought about by the hypnotherapist using techniques such as guided imagery, powerful affirmations and where appropriate, discovery of the root cause of the problem.
If you would like to learn more about how hypnotherapy could help you develop personally or professionally, please feel free to contact me in confidence or to arrange an initial consultation through this website.