What Is Hypnosis Anyway?
Well, it is not magic that is for sure. Hypnosis is an ancient practice, which has been documented all over the world, including Shamans, Ancient Egyptians and Ancient Greeks.
You can search online, or in books and find different explanations or theories, but hypnosis for me is a collaborative process, meaning it is something that I do with my clients not to them.
The hypnosis you see on television or at stage shows is most definitely not the same. Stage hypnosis can be great fun, and is there purely for entertainment purposes. It does what it was designed to do and that is to entertain, NOT to be therapeutic.
Hypnosis for therapeutic purposes, (whether that is in a session with a qualified Hypnotherapist or whether you practice in Self-Hypnosis), is to guide and focus your attention. When you experience hypnosis, you will use your imagination, and responses to suggestions in order to generate positive emotions and create changes in behaviour. You can use the power of your own mind to change thinking processes, and learned behaviours to build, grow and succeed. Your limits are those only set by your own mind, possibilities can be endless when you let yourself truly engage.
A Hypnotherapist can guide you and facilitate your experience in hypnosis, but you are always in control. You cannot be made to do anything that you do not want to do, that is why you really have to be sure that you want to make the changes you have hypnotherapy for. So if your better half wants you to stop smoking, but you don’t really want to, hypnosis is not right for you. You are in charge, hypnotherapy is not magic, and there is no fairy dust involved.
There are myths and misconceptions surrounding hypnosis and hypnotherapy. You are not asleep in hypnosis, you are focused and absorbed, and most definitely not unconscious. You need to know what is going on. If you didn’t, how would you be able to implement any of the changes?
Hypnosis requires commitment, and a desire to make change, it greatly enhances your ability to do the things you have been wanting to do. Whether it is to stop biting your nails, or whether you want to compete in a triathlon. Hypnosis is a powerful tool, it is beneficial to those who use it, and certainly has had a great impact on my life. If I am ever in a situation where I’m feeling nervous and I need some encouragement – I turn to hypnosis. If I have a headache, I can manage the pain, if I experience trouble sleeping, I can clear my mind and relax enough to sleep.
There is so much hypnotherapy can do for you, if you are interested contact me, let’s have a chat about your personal situation, and how I may be able to help you.