Dr David Postlethwaite all Issues helped with just 1 session, 30+ years’ experience
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Hypnosis facts – Hypnotherapy has been used for more than 100 years to help with many issues including smoking weight, stress, depression, phobias, low self-esteem and so much more. Read these hypnosis facts before you try it.
Hypnosis facts – So, what is hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is a form of therapy used to undo
negative programming in the subconscious mind. Whilst under hypnosis, I will put my clients mind and body into a heightened state of relaxation, making them much more susceptible to suggestions for self-improvement or behaviour change. Many describe hypnosis as a state of focused attention. My client will feel very calm and relaxed. The Medias portrayal of hypnosis does it a disservice because it suggests an unreal power between the hypnotist and person being hypnotized.It is likely that most people have been hypnotized without even realizing it, a person may have been daydreaming at a traffic light and got so lost in their own thoughts that they didn’t realize the light had changed. That is the state of hypnosis and is assumed that we all enter this state albeit briefly several times a day.
Hypnosis facts – As a rule of thumb everyone who wants to be hypnotised can be hypnotised. It is a complete Myth that only a small percentage of people can be hypnotised. This myth was started by stage hypnotists to explain why not everyone will cooperate with them and do their silly tricks. It is perpetuated by unsuccessful hypnotherapists when they can not bring about the change that their client desires.
Hypnosis facts – What isn’t hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is not like what you see in stage shows, where audience will often see people barking like a dog or clucking like a chicken. If someone visits a properly qualified hypnotherapist there will be no swinging pocket watches. In a hypnotherapy session, the client is in control the whole time. They will hear the suggestions I make to them, and they will be able to remember them after the session.
Hypnosis – How did hypnotherapy start?
Many of the clucking chicken images are the result of hypnosis’s founder, Franz Anton Mesmer (1734-1815). Mesmer mistakenly believed that there was an invisible force, a magnetic force, that could be harnessed by one person to influence another person’s behaviour. Of course, his theory was wrong, but the methods he used were highly effective. These methods and techniques were picked up on and developed over the years for therapeutic and medical purposes. Sigmund Freud, for one, used hypnosis techniques. In the mid-1900s, hypnotherapy as we know it began to emerge. Milton Erickson (1901-1980) pioneered “indirect hypnosis,” during which therapists work with individual patients to shift their perceptions of themselves and their issues.
Hypnosis facts – What is hypnosis like?
During the session, my client will begin by telling me about their goals and issues. Once they enter a state of hypnosis, their body will feel calm and relaxed, even as they enter a state of increased awareness, like the way they might feel when meditating. I will place the suggestions that we agreed to in the treatment plan into their subconscious mind.
Hypnosis facts – What does hypnosis work for?
Hypnotherapy for weight loss or to quit dependent behaviours like smoking or drinking is how most people see hypnosis. While many of my clients do often seek hypnotherapy for these issues, there are numerous other benefits of hypnotherapy. People may come to see me before and during childbirth or to increase their self-esteem. It can also be used to deal with chronic pain, insomnia, anxiety, or to treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Hypnosis facts – What doesn’t it work for?
While hypnotherapy can help with pain management, it does not cure diseases, like cancer or heart disease.
The first thing to consider when choosing a hypnotherapist is the practitioner’s qualifications. Look for a degree qualified mental health care professional such as a psychologist, psychotherapist, psychiatric nurse practitioner, counsellor, social worker, or medical doctor who is also a hypnotherapist. Unfortunately, there are many therapists advertising who have nothing more than an online qualification, they will usually claim to have either a diploma or certificate in Hypnotherapy, these are not recognised qualifications.You should also ask if they’re affiliated with any professional associations, such as the International Hypnotherapy Association.
If for example, a hypnotist uncovers trauma while doing hypnotherapy, they need to know how to treat trauma. In other words, having the education and training to diagnose and treat mental health conditions — which comes from being a degree qualified Psychologist — is a key component in the success of hypnotherapy and of course your safety.
For more information on how to find a qualified hypnotist, visit the following sites:
When choosing a hypnotherapist it is very important that you find a reputable and qualified therapist who is a member of and governed by the ethics ad standards of the International Hypnotherapy Association.
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