Hypnosis, this is a guided relaxation, allowing intense concentration, and focused attention helping you to achieve a heightened state of awareness, what is commonly known as a hypnotic trance. This is where your attention is so precisely focused that anything happening around you is temporarily out of your immediate awareness. This is a perfectly natural state of mind, where you can focus your attention on a specific thought or task you may have or need to accomplish.
How Does Hypnosis Work?
Hypnotherapy is usually considered to be a talking therapy because the hypnotic or trance state allows a person to explore those painful thoughts, feelings, and memories they may have repressed or hidden away from their conscious awareness. In addition, hypnosis enables people to perceive some things very differently, such as physical pain and discomfort.
Hypnosis is used either as suggestion therapy or analytical therapy.
Suggestion therapy: The hypnotic or trance state enables a person to become better equipped to respond and act upon suggestions which have a beneficial outcome. Hypnotherapy has been proven time and time again to help some people change certain destructive or uncomfortable habits such as smoking, nail-biting, self-harm, and other compulsive behaviours such as eating. It can help people change perceptions and sensations, and this is particularly useful when treating emotional and physical pain.
Analysis: This is a specialised approach that uses the trance state to explore a possible psychological root cause of an emotional problem or difficulty. PTSD responds particularly well to this type of intervention as it is non-invasive and controlled, dealing with the problem or difficulty from root to branch.
Below are some of the applications for which I use Hypnotherapy.