Hypnosis has been around for as long as humans have kept records. And of course, long before. Why? Because hypnosis, or trance, is a natural human ability.
You can see this natural hypnotic ability working when you are engrossed in a book or film and someone asks you a question. You may not hear them at all, or being ‘semi-aware' that they said something, but having no idea what it was! Perhaps you were driving a car, and ever had the feeling of ‘how did I get home from work?' It is your subconscious guiding you home safely in a hypnotised state. So, hypnosis occurs easily all the time.
Hypnosis is also much, much more than a controversial stage trick. Hypnosis is your birthright, hypnosis is a natural ability and hypnotherapy is the most powerful psychological tool available to you for your health and wellbeing.
I use Hypnotherapy as a way to naturally and easily access your subconscious mind. Hypnotherapy enables us to think new, more positive thoughts and expectations. It can also replace negative thoughts or fears. So we start to automatically think about a situation in a positive way. Hypnotherapy allows us to actively communicate between the conscious and subconscious with a particular purpose, and quickly uncover the deeper reasons for our actions or thoughts. Once these are known, Hypnotherapy will encourage a more emotionally healthy response or appropriate action. The results are fast and effective for many conditions.
It is a common misconception that trance is like sleep or being in a coma. In hypnosis you are often consciously aware of your thoughts and surroundings. The most accurate description of the hypnotic state is a ‘parallel awareness'. The hypnotised person knows who and where they are, but is also strongly focused on internal realities such as sensations, memories or imagination.
When you start to see how hypnosis operates in your own life then start to use it in a directed fashion in Hypnotherapy you will begin to notice the benefits. From overcoming fears and old ‘learnt limitations' to controlling pain, overcoming anxiety, changing your beliefs about weight loss and quit smoking to name a few. Hypnotherapy is a way to really thrive, develop and enjoy your life to the fullest.