“It’s hard to find a field that hasn’t used hypnosis successfully,
everything from quitting smoking to IBS.”
— Good Morning America
The Difference Between Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy
It’s important to understand that hypnosis and hypnotherapy are not the same thing. Hypnosis is the process of getting into trance. Hypnotherapy uses the hypnotic trance to help you achieve a goal or create a positive change in your thinking to help you solve a problem.
Is It Safe?
Completely! In fact, you do not fall asleep or lose consciousness at any point. You will only feel deeply relaxed but able to hear my voice at all times. Your mind may even wander to other thoughts, which is perfectly fine.
You can never be forced to do anything that is against your wishes or your moral code of conduct. So there’s no need to worry. You will always be safe.
All I am going to do is have a chat with your unconscious mind.
Most of my clients, hypnotised for the first time, tell me they don’t think it worked because they were fully alert throughout the process. They are not aware that they were in trance but that doesn’t matter. Their unconscious mind knows and that’s all I need.
How Does It Work?
As you may have realised by now, or if you’ve read the NLP page on this website, we have two minds – the Conscious and Unconscious Minds.
Whilst your Conscious Mind is the one that you are aware of, it can only process 7 pieces of information per second, on average and so it deletes information it doesn’t need. Your Unconscious Mind, on the other hand, stores all your memories, experiences, aspirations, feelings and is even responsible for the health of your body. It holds a blueprint of your body in its prime condition. Everything you’ve ever known and experienced is stored in the archives of your mind. Rather like the image shown here, imagine your Unconscious Mind as the biggest set of filing cabinets you’ve ever seen!
Your Unconscious Mind follows the instructions given to it by your Conscious Mind and does not understand negatives. This is why it is essential that you are aware of your thoughts and your focus. Even if you think about what you don’t want to happen, your Unconscious Mind will ignore the “don’t want” part of your thought (because it doesn’t understand it) and deliver the focus of your thought. For example, “I don’t want to fail my driving test,” or “I hope I don’t put on weight on holiday,” will result in the very things you don’t want! So choose your thoughts and how you word them very carefully!
Always go for the positive : “I want to pass my driving test,” and “I hope I maintain my current weight on holiday,” will lead to better results for you.
Your Conscious Mind is normally very active and quite interfering! Through hypnosis, I can access your Unconscious Mind which is patiently waiting for instruction. I can make positive suggestions to it to implement and action and you will notice a change in your behaviour in the coming days. You probably won’t even know why you are doing things differently – you will just feel like it or a new idea will emerge in your head. Funny that.
All you need to do is relax and listen to my voice. Once you are feeling deeply relaxed (in trance) I will then make suggestions to your unconscious mind and then bring you out of trance. My suggestions will be based on your desired outcomes. Remember: you will always feel awake and fully alert. You will not feel hypnotised!
What Can Hypnotherapy Help With?
A wide range of issues can be dealt with such as:
- Increasing confidence
- Controlling emotions
- Giving up smoking
- Losing weight
- Removing phobias
- Back pain (and other physical pain)
- Having increased energy
- Sleeping better
- Reducing alcohol intake
- Becoming more proactive
- Enhancing performance in artistic, academic, athletic and career fields
I can use hypnosis and hypnotherapy in isolation for specific outcomes and I often use it as an inspirational way of ending a Breakthrough Day.
Before conducting the hypnotherapy a big part of our session will be about finding out what your problem is, how it occurs in your life and what you want instead. Then I will build that into your own personal “script”, as you sit back and relax.
I can’t tell you how many sessions you need, as this will vary from person to person.
If you’re interested in finding out more, please email me at [email protected] or telephone me on +44 (0) 1622 816 806. I look forward to hearing from you.