John Taylor

Hypnosis is a natural and harmless psychological phenomenon that many of us experience spontaneously in everyday life. It is a totally natural state similar to day dreaming or the period just before going to sleep. Maybe you have relaxed on a beach and felt yourself drifting off, not quite asleep and still able to hear the sounds around you, but also able to wake fully if you wanted. Hypnosis feels much like that, but can feel slightly different for each person.

In a therapeutic environment, hypnosis can be a powerful tool allowing access to the subconscious and inducing an increased openness to suggestibility. Hypnotherapy depends entirely on co-operation between therapist and client and you cannot be forced to perform tasks against your will. You will be in control at all times and will probably be able to remember much of what was said during hypnosis afterwards. The hypnotherapist will usually guide you into a hypnotic state, or trance, by means of deep relaxation, both physically and mentally.

Whilst relaxed, it is possible to work with and transform the thoughts that lead to unwanted beliefs or habits, mostly using visualisation techniques and positive reinforcement, with the focus on beneficial, positive change for you. By inducing a gentle altered state of consciousness we work with the subconscious and as it accepts new suggestions it can let go of outdated patterns of beliefs, behaviours, thoughts and emotions and replace them with new perspectives and intentions that are in line with your goals.

Treatment usually begins with a consultation session to establish the issues you want to resolve. After this, you will be recommended a relevant course of therapy. When hypnotherapy is administered by a professionally trained and skilled Clinical Hypnosis Practitioner, the benefits can be long lasting and often permanent. It is sometimes successful when other, more conventional methods of treatment have failed. Most people feel a huge sense of relaxation during and following their sessions.

Hypnotherapy can help with:

  • Relief of stress and anxiety – social anxiety, panic attacks
  • Resolving addicitive behaviour – eating, smoking, gambling, alchohol, sugar addiction
  • Changing unwanted habits and phobias – fear of flying, heights, spiders
  • Medical conditions – pain management, IBS, skin complaints
  • Increasing confidence and self-esteem
  • Sleep issues – insomnia
  • Self-improvement - exam anxiety, performance enhancement, creativity, driving confidence, public speaking
  • Relationship issues

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