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What is Hypnotherapy and Why Does it Work?

Hypnotherapy is a therapeutic approach that uses hypnosis, a trance-like state of focused attention and deep relaxation, to help you address a wide range of issues, including anxiety, phobias, smoking cessation, weight management, and so much more. I like to describe it as being so focussed on what you want to change that in those moments you drop your attention from any other thoughts in your mind, so your subconscious is more likely to accept the new way of doing things.

One thing I am often asked is 'will I dance around like a chicken'! The answer is most definitely not (unless that's your goal in life)! Hypnosis gets this reputation from stage hypnotism which is a performance. It's remarkable and fun to see but that's not what this is about.

We will work on whatever is going to help you live your best life. You are in control, you are aware of everything that is going on. It's a wonderful place to be!

Here's some more info:

During hypnosis, you will be more suggestible, meaning you are more willing to accept and act on positive suggestions or ideas provided by the hypnotist. This can be helpful for changing thought patterns, behaviours, and habits.

Hypnosis can be useful for uncovering and addressing underlying issues that may contribute to problems or symptoms. In fact some research has shown considerably higher and faster rates of behaviour change than talking therapy. Talking therapy is also great and works for many but add some hypnotism in and things could really change for you quickly.

Hypnosis induces a deep state of relaxation, which can reduce stress and anxiety. This relaxation can have a positive impact on physical and mental wellbeing.

Hypnotherapy can help you to reframe negative thought patterns and beliefs. By doing so, it can promote healthier and more adaptive thinking, leading to improved emotional and behavioural outcomes.

Hypnotherapy can be effective in managing pain by altering your perception of pain or helping you to develop relaxation techniques that reduce discomfort.

The success of hypnotherapy often depends on your willingness to engage in the process, the therapist, and the specific issue being addressed - of which there are so many that hypnosis can help. I was completely cured of my fear of flying due to hypnosis - something I will forever be grateful for.

It is considered a safe and non-invasive approach when practiced by qualified professionals. If you are considering hypnotherapy, it's essential to consult with a reputable hypnotherapist to discuss your goals and determine if it is an appropriate treatment option for you. I am certified and accredited with plenty of experience. I was actually trained by some of the top UK hypnotherapists including Paul McKenna and Steve Crabb.

Contact me if you would like to ask any questions or book up a session.


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