Hypnosis, or hypnotherapy, uses guided relaxation, intense concentration, and focused attention to achieve a heightened state of awareness that is sometimes called a trance. The person’s attention is so focused while in this state that anything going on around the person is temporarily blocked out or ignored. In this naturally occurring state, a person may focus his or her attention, with the help of a trained therapist, on specific thoughts or tasks.
How Does Hypnosis Work?
Hypnosis is usually considered an aid to psychotherapy (counselling or therapy), because the hypnotic state allows people to explore painful thoughts, feelings, and memories they might have hidden from their conscious minds. In addition, hypnosis enables people to perceive some things differently, such as blocking an awareness of pain.
Hypnosis can be used in two ways, as suggestion therapy or for patient analysis.
Hypnotherapy is effective in smoking cessation, weight and stress management, as well as dealing with fears and anxieties, and a plethora of other conditions like:
- Panic Attacks
- Pain Management
- Weight loss (Inc. Gastric band method)
- Anger Management
- Low Self Esteem
- Lack of Confidence
- Poor Sleep Patterns
- Medical Issues (With a Physician’ Referral and/or Supervision)
- Deep Seated Compulsions
- Nail biting
- Weight Management
- Smoking Cessation
You will usually require 3-5 hypnotherapy sessions to achieved desired results, I can advise you upon consultation how many sessions you are likely to need.
Sessions are usually carried out weekly, I wouldn’t usually advise a longer time between sessions. It can sometimes be beneficial to have an annual refresher session, this depends on the severity of the problem we are dealing with and the length of time that you have had the issue/behaviour. I can better advise this once we have completed the initial treatment.
Hypnotherapy sessions can be carried out in the comfort of your home or within a practise setting.
Initial session is around 90 minutes as this includes your consultation, sessions after that usually last for 60 minutes.
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