Hypnotherapy is a powerful way to help your mind heal itself, which in turn can help to heal your body restoring some of the natural balance. It can be used to break habits, to give you confidence, to get rid of those negative feelings of depression, doubt, and correct the inappropriate feelings of anger and guilt. When used properly Hypnotherapy can be used to resolve psychological, emotional, and some physical problems too, as many physical illnesses are brought on by the mind.
How does it work?
By using relaxation techniques, you are put into an altered state of mind. We all go into this state when going to sleep or waking up or daydreaming or meditation. In this state of mind, we then work with the subconscious to find the most effective way of dealing with your problem.
Done properly, problems can be resolved efficiently and effectively in a natural way and without drugs. In the process, you become generally more relaxed with a feeling of well being and none of the negative side effects that often arise from drug-related treatments.
Can anyone be hypnotised?
Generally yes, but only if you co-operate and allow yourself to be hypnotised.
What are the dangers?
With a good, professionally qualified therapist, there is absolutely no danger associated with hypnotherapy. Make sure your therapist is professionally registered (eg with the General Hypnotherapy Register).
It is also important and more beneficial that you feel comfortable working with your therapist.
What happens when I come for hypnotherapy?
The first session will last between one and a half to two hours. We’ll start with discussing what you want to deal with and what you would like to achieve from your therapy.
We will then discuss what may be involved in the process and answer any questions you may have.
How many sessions will I need?
The number of sessions needed will vary from person to person and what you are working on – for instance quitting smoking will, in most cases, take one session as usually, this is just dealing with a habit. With other problems, we help you to change the old behaviour and create a new more appropriate patterns of behaviour.
Sometimes, issues of self-worth need to be looked at and changed to something more positive. Some people are very motivated and make the changes quickly; some people need a bit more time. After each session we can discuss your progress and what would be best for you.
You will never be asked to commit to a long course of therapy that you do not need.
How successful is it?
Hypnotherapy has a very high success rate when you consider how many people have used it as a last resort when other treatments have failed. As with any medical or other therapy procedures, unfortunately, there are no definite guarantees.
The key to success is you. It is essential for you to be committed for it to work effectively.
What is a first therapy session like?
If you decide to go ahead, your first hypnotherapy session will involve the hypnotherapist talking to your sub-conscious mind while you relax in a comfortable chair.
In most cases, people are aware of what is happening when being relaxed into a hypnotic state and can come back to full consciousness at any time.
If you like to talk to a hypnotherapist about treatment, you can search our online directory of hypnotherapists.
If you would like to find out more about the Hampshire School of Hypnotherapy
and what it could do for you - contact Lorraine for more details today!
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