What is Hypnotherapy?
The word Hypnos comes from the Greek word meaning to " Sleep. " Your mind is in a state of altered consciousness, but you are not asleep. It is almost like daydreaming. Have you ever wondered off into a little world of your own to then come back to the reality of what was going on around you? Or perhaps the car journey where you arrived safely at your destination, but had no recollection of the journey itself. Or maybe it was the film or television programme that had you on the edge of your seat, totally engrossed in the events as though you were there? These are all examples of hypnosis & there are many more. An easy way of understanding this is to visualise a flight of stairs. The top of the stairs represents being wide awake & the bottom of the stairs as fast asleep. Somewhere in the middle of the stairs is hypnosis.
Understandably some people may feel reluctant about hypnotherapy after perhaps having seen stage shows or television programmes where the participants are hypnotised into performing foolish acts to entertain others. Stage hypnosis has been around for a very long time & is indeed nothing new. It is safe to assume that the people who go up onto the stage are all willing volunteers who know what to expect. The majority of clients find hypnotherapy to be a relaxing, positive & beneficial experience that can help them resolve personal issues or improve their lives in many ways.
There are two important facts to be aware of concerning hypnotherapy. Firstly all hypnosis is self hypnosis. Secondly if you do not wish to be hypnotised your mind will not allow you to do so. In other words you are in control. The job of the hypnotherapist is to work with your mind in guiding it to achieving whatever personal goals you may have or helping to get rid of the difficulties you experience which can blight your life.
When you are receiving therapy from me your welfare & comfort are my primary concerns at all times.
It is also important to make sure that your hypnotherapist is properly trained & registered with one of the governing bodies within the profession & is also insured.