What is Hypnotherapy?

The word ‘hypnos’ in Greek actually means sleep. Hypnotherapy is a way of accessing the subconscious mind, your inner potential. This is achieved when the hypnotherapist puts you into a trance like state. During this trance like state you have total control, you cannot be made to do anything you don’t want to and can come out of the trance at any time you choose. At this time your brainwaves reduce to a level as they do just before you fall asleep, that lovely, totally relaxed, woozy feeling. It is now that the subconscious mind is most accessible. Your subconscious mind holds all your learned behaviours, habits, your beliefs, and all your memories. It is during this relaxed state that beneficial suggestions are made to address the various issues/fears/phobias you may have and wish to change. Most of us spend our day with thoughts flying through our minds and are constantly trying to resolve various issues and problems at the same time as working or just managing our everyday lives. Hypnotherapy allows the mind to rest, to clear of all thoughts, allowing you to focus and deal with areas of your life causing you distress, worry or pain.

What happens during a hypnotherapy session?

Your first appointment will last approximately 90 minutes whilst I undertake a full consultation with you. It is during this consultation that the reason you are considering having hypnotherapy is discussed. At the end of the consultation I will put you into a relaxed trance, though no suggestive work will be done then.  This is a good way of letting you know what sort of trance like feeling you will experience during hypnotherapy.

Subsequent sessions will last an hour. All sessions will take place in my treatment room as this allows the right setting and ensures the total focus is on you during this time.

Hypnotherapy is able to help with of the following:

  • Stress / anxiety
  • Low self esteem
  • Low self confidence
  • Fears and phobias
  • Sleep issues
  • Weight control
  • Public speaking
  • Tests / exam nerves
  • Migraines
  • Headaches
  • Panic attacks
  • Depression
  • IBS
  • Pain control