Hypnotherapy is like a mind massage. Many of my clients say I should just advertise this service as with today’s stressful daily lives it is a wonderful way to relax and let go of stress for an hour.
What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis happens naturally whenever a person is inclined to accept outside suggestions, eg. some television adverts. Hypnosis makes memories more real and ideas clearer. It can act to help you heal more rapidly, be more creative and change for the better.
What does Hypnosis feel like?
Most people describe it as extremely pleasant and deeply relaxing, giving them a feeling of well-being. Generally people are actually more (not less) aware of what is going on when they are hypnotised, most hear and remember what went on. A very small number of people go so deeply into hypnosis that they have no memory of the session at all, but most hear and remember what went on.
Will I lose control – Can it make me do silly things?
When under hypnosis you do not lose control and can freely choose to disregard any suggestions the hypnotherapist makes. Hypnosis makes a person more inclined to do the things they want to do, but not things that go against their own belief systems.
Do I need to inform my GP?
For many medical issues it is essential to work with your doctor and obtain their consent before treating medical conditions with hypnosis. Ask your therapist to write to your GP to ask for a doctor’s consent form prior to starting therapy. It is important that you continue to take all medications you have been prescribed and discuss them with your GP as necessary. The therapist is not a doctor and does not practice medicine or psychiatry.
What can Hypnotherapy be used for?
Hypnotherapy can be used for a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, confidence as well as insomnia, procrastination or being disorganised. Hypnotherapy for stop smoking and other addictions is particularly effective. See home page and drop down lists.
History of Hypnosis
A part of healing from ancient times, hypnosis is the induction of trance states and the use of therapeutic suggestion, which was a central feature of the ancient Egyptian and Indian sleep temples as well as Greek healing temples. Variations of these techniques were practiced throughout the world. During the Middle Ages and early modern period, hypnosis began to be better understood by physicians.
Modern hypnosis began in the eighteenth century with Franz Anton Mesmer, who used what he called “magnetic healing” to treat a variety of psychological and psycho physiological disorders. Sigmund Freud found it effective in treating hysteria. The therapeutic use of hypnosis in medicine was accepted in 1955 by the British Medical Association, which was closely followed in 1958 by the American Medical Association