Hypnosis is the induction of a state of consciousness in which a person becomes very suggestible, and is highly responsive to submission and direction. Hypnosis is the general term for a trance-like state which includes stage hypnosis. Some cultures have induced similar trance like states for thousands of years.
We all enter hypnotic states at various times but do not recognise that they are a form of self-hypnosis. Every time we daydream we experience a narrowed focus of attention. If you’ve ever driven a car and suddenly realised you were lost in your thoughts and can’t remember the last few kilometres, or just missed a turn, or aren’t sure which road you’re on, you’ve been in an altered, hypnotic state. It is also possible to intentionally enter self-hypnosis for personal development.
Hypnotherapy is a form of psychotherapy that incorporates hypnosis to create change in a patient while in a state of deep relaxation. It has been evolving as a therapy for over 200 years. It’s said that all hypnosis is self hypnosis, meaning that your therapist will guide you into trance but you will follow, creating your own deeply relaxing hypnotic experience. The therapy itself uses guided relaxation techniques, imagery, and direct and indirect suggestion to enable modification of behaviours, feelings and thoughts.
We will use hypnotherapy to change your life by opening your mind to new possibilities and tapping in to your true potential. We carefuly identify and remove underlying blocks that are holding you back. With the additonal benefits of counselling, tools, and strategies you can look forward to a happier, fulfilling future.
Hypnotherapy is generally known as a short-term therapy, meaning that, unlike other therapies involving only talk, you can expect to notice improvement within your first few sessions with us.