Many people think that hypnotherapy is what they’ve seen on TV or in films – where someone is manipulated or ‘controlled’ into doing something that goes against their values or embarrassing themselves by believing they’re naked or running around like a chicken. It makes great entertainment but that’s not what hypnotherapy is about.
Hypnosis is being increasingly recognised as a useful tool in healthcare, particularly in areas such as the management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), mood, weight management, and eating behaviour. Hypnotherapy – hypnosis with a health-related focus – can be a very effective way to help people achieve the goals that are important to them, to unstick unhelpful habits or beliefs, and to help them become the best version of themselves.
Hypnotherapy is a safe state of relaxed awareness – just like we drift into when daydreaming, driving, or ‘zoning out’. In this state, our brain and breathing settles and slows, and the subconscious mind becomes open to different ways of thinking.
I use hypnotherapy to help you re-connect with You, to help you to breakthrough any blocks to your progress, and to learn to trust your body’s messages. Far from being in control of you, I am simply a facilitator, enabling you to re-learn the innate behaviours that have been lost, forgotten or put aside, and unleash your inner eating expert.
During a hypnotherapy session, you are guided by my voice into a deep state of focused relaxation and, once there, I make the positive suggestions we have agreed beforehand. I then guide you back into a consciously connected state, ready to re-engage with your world. You remain in control at all times and can leave the state whenever you choose. If your eyes have been closed, you can open them when you like. You can even move around and shift position at will. We go at your pace, ensuring that you feel comfortable and safe at all times.
Most of my clients wondered if I’d turn them into a chicken. I didn’t – that wasn’t their goal. Those clients who have tried hypnosis, for whatever therapeutic reason, describe it as offering clarity of perspective, and that they feel incredibly relaxed and yet still “there”. They find it hugely beneficial in supporting them to achieve their goals, whatever they may be.
Want to learn more? Call me on 07905 093840 to arrange a FREE consultation about how hypnotherapy might help you create your healthier tomorrow, today.