Hypnosis

What is hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a natural state of mind in which a person is focused on inward experience.  It is a very relaxing, creative and flexible state.  We can use that state in therapy to bring about positive changes in thinking and behavior and leave behind useless or harmful patterns.  Unconscious processes also influence bodily functions, so hypnosis can be used to help with a number of medical conditions.

Hypnosis is an invitation to an experience in which unconscious resources and self-balancing mechanisms can come into play.  In hypnosis we can harness these resources to produce positive change.

Hypnotic trance is a distinctive state of awareness with patterns of brain activities characteristic only of the hypnotic trance, distinguishing it aside from the waking state, relaxation, sleep and even meditation.

Clinical hypnosis can help in treatment of a wide range of medical and psychological problems and can, in general, enhance the effectiveness of therapy.  Meta-analyses indicate that patients receiving hypnosis as an adjunct to treatment show significantly greater improvement than 70% of patients receiving the same treatment without hypnosis.

 

Can Hypnotherapy Help Me?

Hypnotherapy can be helpful for a variety of physical and emotional problems and for personal development:

Anxiety and Panic Attacks
Phobias
Stop Smoking
Exam Nerves
Relationship Problems
Post Traumatic Stress
Sexual problems
Stress/Tension
Psychosomatic disorders
Insomnia
Weight Problems
Low Mood/Depression
Pain
Preparation for Medical Procedures
Recovery after an operation
Trauma

Public Speaking
Confidence and Assertiveness
Enhancing leadership qualities
Releasing creativity
Identifying and achieving life goals
Enhancing sports performance

 

For further reading, one of the most useful hypnosis sites on the Web is Matt Whalley’s Hypnosis And Suggestion:

Hypnosis and Suggestion: Exploring the Science behind Hypnosis

 


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