What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is totally natural and something very normal. It is an extremely pleasant state of relaxation, similar to day dreaming. You remain awake and totally in control at all times.

Can you recall driving along a route you have under taken many times, when suddenly you realise you weren’t aware of the last part of the journey? Or have you ever been so engrossed in a book or film that you had not realised how much time had elapsed? If so, then you have been in a state similar to hypnosis. These are examples of naturally occurring ‘trance’ and through simple guided relaxation techniques you can reach this level of relaxation in the hypnosis sessions.

In this state of trance your subconscious mind is more receptive to beneficial suggestions, accepting directions to promote positive change. Brain waves change during this process, allowing you to see solutions to problems more easily. By creating a relaxed state you will be able to change the way you think in order to feel better, more confident and more in control.

What Hypnosis is Not

Contrary to the image portrayed in films, books and the media, hypnosis does not involve the therapist taking control of your mind. No one can hypnotise you against your will. Nobody can make you do anything you don’t want to; your subconscious will simply reject any suggestion that is inappropriate for you.

Read some of the most common hypnotherapy myths and questions that I am asked about hypnosis.