What is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnosis is a natural sate of mind which happens frequently throughout our day. One definition of hypnosis is ‘An altered state of consciousness’. Hypnotherapy is a state of deep relaxation. It is a feeling similar to that state between wakefulness and sleep – when we are just drifting off to sleep. It happens to us whenever we are focusing on something, such as watching a television programme or reading a book. Although at these times we are in trance, we can emerge from this state at any time we desire.
Hypnotherapy induces a state of heightened receptivity, offering direct and indirect suggestions to the subconscious mind, which it may or may not accept. However, during hypnosis, the client is always in control. The client has the power to decide how deeply they go into trance and is able to resist. If, at any time, during hypnosis, the client feels uncomfortable, they can stop the session, get up and walk away. The hypnotherapist does not have the power to control the client. The client is the one to make changes. The hypnotherapist is just a guide.
During the 1970s, the new science, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) emerged and this was linked to hypnotherapy. NLP is about the art of communication and the key to learning. It teaches you to get the results you want in all areas of your life. NLP techniques combined with hypnotherapy are a powerful way to create your own future and to be successful.