What is hypnotherapy
Hypnotherapy is essentially a specialised form of hypnosis. There is no doubt that hypnosis works, although it is not yet fully understood why it works. According to the British Society of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, "In therapy, hypnosis usually involves experiencing a sense of deep relaxation, with attention focused on appropriate suggestions made by the therapist. The suggestions of the therapist can help people make positive changes within themselves. Hypnotherapy is not about waving watches and controlling people's minds. In a hypnotherapy session you are always in control and you are definitely not made to do anything you don't want to."
What happens in hypnotherapy?
Your therapist will place you in a state of deep relaxation, which you will find a highly pleasurable experience. Once you are completely relaxed, your therapist can work on the agreed issue at a subconscious level.
Can anyone be hypnotised?
Yes, but only if you want to be. While you are hypnotised, it's entirely up to you whether you accept the suggestions that are made by your therapist.
Why use hypnosis?
Hypnosis puts you in a totally relaxed state of mind, where you are open to new ideas and the possibility of change.
How does therapy work in hypnosis?
Because modern therapeutic techniques work at a subconscious level, results can often be achieved more quickly and effectively than with other forms of therapy.