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What is Hypnotherapy?
The very first thing to understand about hypnosis is what you focus on, you amplify in your awareness. Hypnosis is a natural state of deep relaxation and mental alertness which we drop into naturally many times a day. We can direct this natural state using techniques similar to guided meditations. Being in a deeply relaxed state allows you to focus your attention on the challenges you face in a constructive context.
What does it feel like?
Have you ever experienced a day dream or been so focused, so involved, so ‘entranced’ in an activity or situation that your surroundings fade away and become unimportant? If your answer is yes, you have experienced a trance state. It is possible for anyone who wants to be hypnotised to achieve a hypnotic trance. The depth of trance will vary with every individual and depend on your own personal preference. Being in a trance state feels very plesant, it is similar to feeling sleepy or deeply relaxed. After the session is completed you will feel refreshed and relaxed – it is a stress free process, so why not give it a try?
How does it work?
Focusing on what you want from life and setting clear, defined goals allows us to change behaviours in a very direct and effective way. Hypnosis can help change the way we think, changing the sub-conscious reactions to situations or stresses, so you can take control of your life without the intervention of medications or invasive treatments.
There are four different types of brainwave, during your usual waking state you will be using beta brainwaves to function. When you meditate, use relaxation techniques like hypnotherapy, or are deeply absorbed in an activity that you do without consciously thinking about your actions, you will begin to use alpha or even theta brainwaves. Delta brainwaves are usually recorded during very deep sleep so hypnosis doesn’t usually utilise these.
Will I be in control?
Entertainment shows have sometimes wrongly shown hypnosis as a form of mind control, which can be done to a person without their consent and that it can be used to make a person do things against their will.
Hypnosis always requires your co-operation to achieve a trance state: hypnosis cannot make you do anything that you don’t want to do, or that is against your personal beliefs.
You will be in control of what you say during a session: hypnotherapy cannot be used to make you share personal information or information that you do not wish to share.
It is impossible to become stuck in a trance state. If you fall asleep during trance you will wake up naturally as you usually would. You are in control of the trance state and can end it any time you want to by simply opening your eyes.
What should I expect?
We would usually recommend a three session program, this will allow hypnotic suggestions to be deeply absorbed and reinforced into your sub conscious mind over a period of time, with repetition. This makes the therapy much more effective. Some hypnotherapists will claim results can be achieved in just one hour-long session, for some people this will work but only a small percentage of people will respond to such a short and intense program.
Each session will involve your participation, you will be taught techniques that you will be encouraged to practice at home as the more you put into the process the more you will benefit from it. Hypnotherapy will not be a quick fix therapy: you will have to put effort into making changes in your life, giving yourself time to grow into the person you have always wanted to be.
We will teach you various techniques including self hypnosis, which can be applied to many different aspects of your life. We will also provide you with a hypnotherapy recording that you can listen to in the comfort of your own home. We recommend you listen to this and practice self hypnosis as regularly as you can, even once you have achieved your goal. Practicing self hypnosis and listening to the recording regularly will empower you to commit to the changes you have made.
Think of it like an old nursery rhyme you once knew word for word. Years later, without regular practice, you may find that you cannot recall all of the words or the tune. If you had listened to it regularly it would have stayed fresh in your mind and would have easily been recalled. The suggestions given in trance will fade just like the nursery rhyme if you do not keep refreshing them via self hypnosis or listening to a hypnosis recording.
We always recommend talking to your therapist before committing to begin therapy. You should feel comfortable with your therapist and have time to ask any questions or concerns you have. There are many different styles of hypnotherapy, if we aren’t the right fit for you here is a link to the National Council for Hypnotherapy where you can find many other therapists.
Are you searching for Hypnotherapy in Letchworth, or Hypnotherapy in Hertfordshire? Call us today on 01438 358174 to discuss your goals further.
As is common in therapy, results may vary from individual to individual and no specific outcome can be promised or guaranteed. Your therapist will however, endeavour to accomplish the objective of your sessions to the best of her ability.