What is Hypnosis?
Empirical scientific research has found that hypnosis will provide a wide range of benefits for many psychological, physical, and behavioural issues and conditions.
What is Hypnosis & Does It Really Work?
Hypnotherapy, sometimes referred to as guided hypnosis, is a form of psychotherapy that uses deep enjoyable relaxation, extreme concentration, and intense attention to achieve a heightened state of consciousness. In other words, it places the individual into an altered state of awareness. The state is a very difficult one to describe but I often liken it to that boring lesson when you were at school. Remember that lesson, you sat there gazing out the window, you knew the teacher was talking, you knew what the child sitting behind you was doing, but you were somewhere else. Well imagine that feeling, but without the boredom and that pretty much sums up how it feels to be hypnotised.
This form of therapy is considered complementary medicine with the purpose of utilizing one’s mind to help reduce or manage a variety of issues, such as psychological distress, phobias, and unhealthy, destructive, or dangerous habits (i.e. smoking and/or drinking). My aim of hypnotherapy is to create a positive change in my clients’ outlook, while he/she is in a state of unconsciousness or slumber (sleep).
What bis Hypnosis and Where Does the Word “Hypnosis” Come From?
The word “hypnosis” comes from the Greek word “hypnos,” which simply means, “sleep.”
What is Hypnosis Used For?
I will use Hypnotherapy to treat a wide range of conditions, issues, and unwanted/unhealthy behaviours, such as:
- Relationship/Family/Work Conflicts
- Sleep Disorders
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Grief and Loss of a Loved One
- Cessation of Smoking
- Weight Loss
What is Hypnosis and Who Should Administers Hypnosis to an Individual?
Only trained Psychologists should be allowed administer hypnosis to individuals. However unfortunately there are no official regulations about who can use hypnosis. If you take a few moments to search the internet for Hypnotherapy training, you will be shocked to see that there are online courses available and for as little as £30 you can get a diploma in Hypnotherapy and for just a little extra you can get a distinction. Diplomas or Certificates in Hypnotherapy are worthless they have no official accreditation. When choosing a Hypnotherapist, you should ensure that your chosen therapist has at the very least a degree in Psychology (BSc)
What is Hypnosis and What Happens During Hypnosis?
During hypnosis, I will use guided relaxation techniques to bring about a feeling of extreme relaxation, focus, and concentration in my client with the goal of helping him/her achieve a heightened state of consciousness.
What Method of Hypnotherapy will I use?
I will use traditional solution focussed hypnotherapy essentially this relies on an individual’s ability to respond to suggestions and guidance given by me, while he/she is in a “trance-like” or altered state. This method is commonly used to control or stop unwanted or unhealthy behaviors like smoking, gambling, nail-biting, and excessive eating. Studies have suggested that it may also be beneficial for those with chronic pain. Moreover, research indicates that suggestion therapy may encourage positive and healthy behaviours like self-motivation and self-confidence
What is Hypnosis and What Should I Look for in a Hypnotherapist?
As I have already said there are no official regulations in the UK so you must be very careful when choosing a therapist, it may be worth talking to several hypnotherapists and psychologists to see which one matches your temperament and personality. And, which one makes you feel at ease and comfortable in his/her presence. Trust is a key component of hypnotherapy, so it is imperative that you trust the person, who will be taking you “under.”
Don’t forget to ask about the hypnotherapists or psychologist’s education and experience (how long he/she has been doing hypnosis and what percentage of cases have been successful). This is especially true if you decide to go with a psychologist for the hypnotherapy. Make sure the psychologist has a substantial amount of training and experience in hypnosis – and that he/she is a member of the International Hypnotherapy Association.
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