Hypnotherapy involves the use of hypnosis for therapeutic purposes, and is recognised by the British Medical Association and the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE). It is holistic, effective and safe, and has helped many people successfully deal with a range of mental, emotional and physical conditions.
As a fully qualified and insured hypnotherapist, I can help you create the change you want quickly and effectively.
We are based in Victoria, SW1, 2 minutes walk from the tube, and close to St James’ Park and Westminster.
Hypnotherapy uses hypnosis for therapeutic purposes. It involves a partnership between therapist and client to achieve the changes you want. We work together to relax your mind, so you can understand how your thoughts and feelings determine the way you experience your life.
And when you are relaxed in this way, it’s easy to make the connection between your experience and your thoughts and feelings, and accept suggestions about other ways you can feel and think to achieve the results you want.
You are always in control of the session, and can snap out of the trance at any time, if you need to. You cannot be made to say, do or reveal anything against your will. You allow yourself to go into the trance, to the level you are comfortable with. You are normally aware of everything that is said and done in the session.
The US Federal definition of hypnosis is “…bypassing the critical factor of the mind, and the establishment of acceptable, selected thinking.” In other words, the hypnotic trance relaxes the boundary between the conscious and subconscious parts of the mind (critical factor), allowing suggestions that challenge and revise outdated beliefs to be made and accepted by the subconscious. For more detail about how the conscious and subconscious minds work, and how this makes hypnosis and hypnotherapy possible, see this link.
Everyone can go into hypnosis, though how each person experiences the specifics of the trance can vary. Only extreme fear, lack of knowledge or (rarely) an inability to concentrate sufficiently, result in someone not being able to go into the trance.
In general, people experience hypnosis as relaxed, focussed awareness and absorption. It is similar to states you go through every day, like daydreaming, listening to music, reading a book or watching TV, and the time just before waking up and going to sleep. It is also like the times when you can’t remember the journey when you arrive at your destination, or the feeling that time has somehow disappeared when you’ve been concentrating hard.
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