"People do not come into therapy to change their past but their future" - Milton Erickson
What is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy involves guiding you to a very relaxed physical and mental state. Like that moment before you fall asleep. No one can make you do or believe anything against your beliefs or your will under hypnosis. You cannot be hypnotised against your will.
Hypnotherapy is as old as civilisation. It was practiced in India and other cultures for as long as we know. Milton Erickson, is credited as the father of modern hypnotherapy. He was a psychotherapist renowned for achieving great results.
Trance is normal. From the age 0-7 children are in trance which allows them to learn quickly the skills need for life. We form beliefs about the world and decide what we value, usually from the nurturing of our parents or carers during that time. When we get engrossed in a good book, movie or music, that's trance. With Hypnotherapy, we use trance states to teach our unconscious mind what we realy want to do, or, to change unwanted behaviours such as feeling anxious or smoking or eating junk food and more.
What Hypnotherapy is not
Hypnotherapy is not what we see on stage shows, these are acts for public entertainment. Nor is it mind control or brain washing where a person is stressed and forced to accept a different version of reality because it is too painful not to.
What is Hypnotherapy used for?
Hypnotherapy is usually used as part of other therapies such as counselling or coaching and hypnotherapy can be useful for many issues. Being in a relaxed state can help the client to access memories in the unconscious or memory regression. Some common theraputic uses are:
- Relaxed state is destressing in it's own right.
- Trouble with sleep.
- Weight loss
- Quite Smoking
- Changing bad habbits
- Pain Control
As a certified hypnotherapist, I use hypnotherapy as part of counselling or coaching. All sessions are strictly confidential.