About Hypnotherapy

What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a state of altered conscious awareness we enter daily when our brainwave activity slows down to a different frequency. We pass through this state on the way to and from sleep. Many of us enter into this 'trance' state when we are listening to music, watching a film or television or whilst reading a good book. The mind of a hypnotized person is still aware of what is taking place even though they may appear to be asleep. A person in hypnosis cannot be made to do anything that he or she does not wish to do.

What is Hypnotherapy and how does it work?

The conscious mind is responsible for anything that requires conscious effort, for example it fires actions and operates analytical functions like thinking, questioning and reasoning. The subconscious mind is responsible for operating and maintaining the physical body, storage of our skills, habits and all our memories.

When the conscious mind becomes relaxed the subconscious mind becomes accessible and so provides the opportunity for change. Hypnotherapy is a relaxing talking therapy that bypasses the conscious mind and deals directly with the subconscious mind. The subconscious can then be investigated, cleared of any inhibiting barriers, and reprogrammed to learn new behaviours, new skills and habits which then allow us to overcome whatever problems that we may have. For example, people consciously use everything they can to overcome a phobia, but the phobia still exists as long as their subconscious mind still has the problem. So it is the subconscious mind that needs to be reprogrammed to overcome the problem.