What Does Hypnosis Feel Like?
Well if you’ve ever become absorbed in a good film or book, imagined a conversation in the future, or made a long journey and daydreamed whilst staring out of the window, you actually already know.
Hypnosis is a perfectly natural, everyday occurrence for us all: a state of focussed awareness we just tend to call something else like daydreaming, zoning out, or meditating. In fact, it’s also a lovely relaxing and revitalising experience, a bit like a power nap, but without actual sleep.
All hypnosis is self-hypnosis, and despite what films might portray, no one can be hypnotised against their will. Even in deep trance a person is aware and can still reject suggestion and react normally if the need arose, for example they’d still get up and leave the building for a fire alarm.
It isn’t possible to become ‘stuck’ in hypnosis any more than you can become ‘stuck’ in a daydream or sleep.
Hypnosis is a tool that enables change.
It is a medically accepted technique proven to benefit those facing issues as diverse as weight gain, anxiety and stress, depression, insomnia, low self-esteem, phobias, childbirth, chronic pain and much more. Any situation where your state of mind affects your body, habits, or behaviour can be sensitively and accurately be improved with hypnosis. Our thoughts create our brain chemistry, which then creates our body chemistry (think about what happens when you get nervous - butterflies in your tummy are a physical manifestation of your thoughts) which is why many physical ailments can be greatly reduced with specific hypnotic techniques.
Induction into a light trance state, creates a window into the subconscious mind, where our most deeply held beliefs lie, making changes at a deep level allows new, healthier ideas, associations and thought patterns to replace old ones.
Where your problem is due to habit, stress or unresolved emotions, hypnotherapy can access and reprogramme these cycles with lasting effect.
What is Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy?
CBH involves combining a powerful catalyst for change i.e hypnosis, with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Tools from Positive Psychology, and Neuro-Linguistic Programming form an eclectic, personalised, results-driven and highly effective approach to therapy.
There is no single way to treat stress, encourage relaxation, treat phobias or initiate weight loss, it all depends on the way you see things – your model of the world. As part of our sessions, you will discover and understand more about how you see the world, and what makes you tick, and accordingly create a toolkit of techniques for your mind. This enables you to use different tools to fix any problems you might come up against, and to positively take control of aspects of your life.
Since everyone has learnt certain thought patterns and behaviours, these can be re-learnt, and since everyone has the capacity to learn and adopt new mental tools, everyone has the ability to be hypnotised.
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