Clinical Hypnotherapy Explained

Clinical Hypnotherapy Explained by Dr David Postlethwaite.

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Clinical Hypnotherapy

Many people might be unaware of what hypnotherapy really is. Some see it as mumbo-jumbo and something which can mess with your mind. This is not true. Clinical hypnotherapy is an evidence-based therapy, with over 70,000 research references worldwide.

Clinical Hypnotherapy is not some form of magic pill or quick fix either. It requires that the client be committed to change and prepared to make the effort to make that change a reality.

The International Hypnotherapy Association the UK’s leading not-for-profit hypnotherapy professional association, representing over 2,500 professional hypnotherapists.

Every IHA practising member is fully insured and trained to the highest standards and a common factor they all share is that they want to help people to make changes in their lives.

Clinical hypnotherapy is a different state of consciousness which you can naturally enter so that, for therapeutic purposes, beneficial corrections may be given directly to your unconscious mind. In this way, hypnosis is an effective way of contacting our inner (unconscious) self, which is both a reservoir of unrecognised potential and knowledge as well as being the unwitting source of many of our problems.

Clinical hypnotherapy means using advanced methods of hypnosis and other techniques to treat a variety of medical and psychological problems and upwards of 96 per cent of people will readily respond to clinical hypnotherapy.

Those who disparage clinical hypnotherapy and hypnotism say people under hypnosis can be ‘forced’ to do something against their will. This is not true. At all times, the therapist’s client is aware of what is going on around them.

It must be remembered that clinical hypnotherapy is an established complementary therapy with an excellent track record. Several medical university hospitals now offer an overview of clinical hypnotherapy as a Selective Study Unit.

Clinical hypnotherapy is highly cost effective with patient benefit being achieved after only one session. Also clinical hypnotherapy can be successful where other interventions have not produced the desired outcome.

How clinical hypnotherapy works?

Clinical hypnotherapy can be used to treat a wide range of issues like fears and phobias, anxiety and stress, panic attacks, insomnia, lack of self-confidence, weight management, smoking cessation and even physical conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, skin conditions and migraines.

Only one session of clinical hypnotherapy will be required although some unscrupulous or poorly qualified therapists may try and convince their clients they need more.

Hypnotherapy sessions are customised to the individuals needs and wants, and their beliefs are always respected. If they want a specific technique or approach to be used or avoided then mention this to the hypnotherapist and the treatment plan will be adjusted in accordance with their wishes.

How does clinical hypnotherapy work?

I will encourage my subject to enter a state of deep relaxation. It is in this trance-like state that it’s believed that their unconscious is more open to suggestion. Using suggestion techniques, I will look to change the way they react to certain things.

In hypnotherapy for alcohol dependence, for example, the suggestions would be tailored to their triggers, changing the way they react and help they do not crave alcohol. Suggestions may include not needing to drink anymore or associating alcohol with an unpleasant taste or smell

What Is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is defined as an altered state of awareness in which a person appears to be asleep or in a trance. Clinical hypnosis may be used to treat certain physical or psychological problems. For instance, it is frequently used to help patients control pain. It is also used in a wide range of other conditions such as weight issues, speech disorders, and dependence problems and of course Stop smoking hypnosis.

There is debate about how hypnosis works. Some people believe that when them are hypnotized, them relax and concentrate more, and are more willing to listen to suggestions — such as giving up smoking, for example.

Even though them appear to be in a trance during hypnosis, the subject is not unconscious. Them=y are still aware of there surroundings, and — despite what many stage performers may claim during an entertaining show — them cannot be made to do anything against their will. In fact, brain tests performed on patients during hypnotism sessions have shown a high level of neurological activity.

What’s Involved in Clinical Hypnotherapy.

The process of hypnosis involves entering a deeply relaxed but focused state (like that of daydreaming, it is a little like being in a boring lesson at school, being aware of the teacher talking, being aware of what the child behind is doing, but one’s thoughts being somewhere else). Once in this state, it involves making suggestions for the subconscious mind to accept.

There are many therapists for them to choose from, but I always advice caution when choosing a therapist. Unfortunately, a large number of therapists advertising are very poorly qualified, many have done little more than an online course. Also, many therapists will try to persuade their clients that they are going to need multiple sessions, this is nonsense a competent qualified hypnotherapist can help achieve positive results with just one session. I myself have a degree in Psychology, a doctorate in Psychology and various postgraduate qualifications in Psychotherapy and Counselling. I have been in practice for over 30 years and have an overall success rate of over 96%.  So when choosing a therapist for hypnotherapy for stress, please use caution.

Benefits of Clinical Hypnotherapy

Hypnosis is an extremely versatile tool that can be used for everything from simple relaxation to pain management in childbirth. It’s enjoyable, and affordable, and the results are lasting. There are no potential negative side effects, and it can give multiple benefits at the same time.

All issues can be easily helped using just one session, visit me in my Gateshead consulting room only £95 absolutely no hidden extra charges.

For anyone that lives to far away to visit me or has a very limited budget I do offer all my therapies as instant electronic downloads at only £24.95 each. For more information click here.

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