Hypnosis will bring the conscious and subconscious minds together through a gently induced trance state using the therapists voice. It is a powerful form of focused attention. It is here that the therapist can help focus on the behaviours that you have decided to change.
There are different types of hypnotherapy, and different ways of hypnotising someone. First of all you will discuss with your hypnotherapist what it is you hope to achieve and agree on what methods your hypnotherapist will use. Hypnotherapy uses both talking therapy and hypnosis to help clients achieve their therapeutic goals. The trance state itself is achieved through listening to the therapists voice, and entering into a state of focused attention, whereby the desired outcomes can be worked upon by utilising both the conscious and subconscious levels of mind activity.
Trace states are a natural occurrence which we slip in and out of several times a day, so it is a completely safe and natural state to be in, and you are fully in control of the whole process.
There are many different forms of hypnotherapeutic work, and the ways in which a hypnotherapist may work with their client will vary on each individual case. This will be discussed during your initial consultation.
What can I expect if I receive hypnotherapy?
- You will spend time with the therapist discussing your desired outcomes of the session, and then the therapist will guide you into a light trance state where these can be worked upon further.
- You will be fully in control when you are under hypnosis and you don’t have to take on the therapists suggestions if you don’t want to. If necessary, you can bring yourself out of the hypnotic state and it doesn’t work if you don’t want to be hypnotised.