Hello and welcome to my hypnosis blog!
When you hear the word “hypnosis,” your brain might conjure up the image of a swinging a pocket watch in front of someone’s face or people in a stage hypnosis show being ballerinas at a rave or thinking they are farm yard animals.
From my experience as a stage hypnotist I can assure you that hypnosis is not ‘fake’, most of the people on the stage in a show do actually believe they are whatever the hypnotist has told them they are!
Unlike stage hypnosis, medical hypnosis is a safe, holistic treatment that focuses on supporting and restoring the mind.
What is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is hypnosis that is guided by a clinical hypnotherapist. Hypnotherapy is a widely accepted tool in psychology. It is characterized by a heightened state of calmness and awareness that helps an individual quiet their emotional mind while increasing their focus. Hypnosis used to be called mono-idealism, as a the hypnotised person becomes so focused on an idea, it ends up becoming their reality.
By inducing a trance-like state, a therapist can help a patient begin the recovery process. With professional guidance, individuals can focus on their pains, problems and struggles, which allows them to implement changes or regain control of their life in targeted areas.
What Does Hypnotherapy Treat?
Hypnotherapy has been used as a treatment for a variety of conditions, such as:
- Chronic stress
- PTSD and other trauma
- Sleep and relaxation
- Weight loss
Additionally, hypnosis can help manage negative thoughts and behaviors. Hypnosis is a powerful tool to help you gain mastery over your own mind. Just as negative thoughts can make a body sick, promoting positive, motivating and nurturing thoughts (via hypnosis) can help heal your mind and body.
The placebo effect in medicine accounts for over 25% of people getting better, even though they too a pill with no active ingredients. The person believed that the medicine would help them and that positive belief helped relieve the symptoms
Preparing for Hypnotherapy
Before starting your hypnosis sessions, I suggest that you eliminate certain unhealthy routines or behaviours that might interfere with the treatment process. These include mainly alcohol and drugs, but toxic people can also affect the hypnosis session.
What Happens During a Session?
A hypnosis session is typically conducted in a quiet, relaxed environment. I will make sure you are comfortable and then begin the session.
Unlike the frequently inaccurate ways hypnotherapy is portrayed in movies and TV, you are never unwillingly forced into unconsciousness or some abstract dream state.
Find the Right Help
Since many practitioners offer hypnosis services, it’s important to identify a hypnotherapist that is properly trained in the therapy and can actually hypnotise you. Aside from qualifications, it’s important that you find a hypnotherapist that you’re comfortable with and trust to ensure the effectiveness of the therapy.
It might be a good idea to schedule an initial consultation to see how well you “click” with the therapist to make sure it’s a good match and you get on.
Hypnosis is a tool to help you understand what’s going on inside your mind. It helps identify different therapies that might be helpful for you.
If you’d like to learn more about how hypnosis can help promote better quality sleep, manage food cravings, break bad habits or just help you understand personal struggles with deeper clarity then feel free to get in touch or type ‘hypnosis’ into the chat box on my page.