What is Hypnosis?

It may be surprising to learn we experience trance many times during the course of our lives. Passing into ordinary sleep involves a kind of trance state which hypnosis is similar. Neither asleep or awake its a little like daydreaming with a pleasant feeling of relaxation during it all. Hypnosis is a different state of consciousness which you can naturally enter so that for hypnotherapy purposes, positive affirmations may be given directly to your unconscious mind.

What is Hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is using the state of hypnosis to treat a variety of medical and psychological problems. It may even succeed where other more conventional methods of treatment have not produced the desired result. When carried out by a trained and qualified hypnotherapist the benefits can be long lasting. It is natural and safe with no side effects. Hypnotherapy attempts to address an individuals subconscious mind using the power of suggestion for beneficial change. When a person is in a relaxed state of hypnosis, that's when the brain is at its most receptive to positive change.

How does Hypnotherapy Work?

Hypnotherapy works firstly by relaxing a person. When a person is relaxed their brain is relaxed so we can appeal to the subconscious part - the part that sometimes acts as a little monkey on your shoulder an encourages us to do things we shouldn't do. We generally know what to do from our conscious part or our intellectual part of the brain, however our subconscious can often be in conflict with us. For example a smoker will know from their intellectual brain that they shouldn't smoke and its dangerous, however the subconscious part will encourage such behaviour and make excuses for us. When we appeal to the subconscious mind during hypnotherapy we are bringing it in line with our conscious mind in order for us to be able to change our behaviour.

What can hypnotherapy help with?

Hypnotherapy is medically accepted to benefit the following and more unwanted habits: Smoking, Nail Biting, Weight Control, Healthy Eating, Depression, Confidence, Phobias, Emotional Problems, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Insomnia, IBS, Pain Control, Sports Performance, Low Self Esteem, Goal Orientation, Blood Pressure, Painless Childbirth, Skin Problems, Minor Surgery, Dentistry, Aches and Pains, Sexual Problems. Whenever your problem is due to habitual conditioning, Hypnotherapy can be used to treat unresolved events in your past which are being sustained at an unconscious level.

How many Sessions?

Solution Focus Therapy is extremely effective and sessions can vary from 2 -12 appointments, regarding your individual circumstances . This will be discussed at the initial consultation and will depend on the issues you want to address. Hypnotherapy can often be a relatively short process. Children are especially receptive so typically will not need many sessions.

  • Mild Depression - 3-6 sessions
  • Confidence - 2-5 sessions
  • Phobias - 3-5 sessions
  • PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) - 3-6 sessions
  • Severe Anxiety - 4-12 sessions
  • Depression - 4-8 sessions
  • Smoking Cessation - one single session
  • Addiction - 6-12 sessions