Hypnosis is an induced state of relaxation and concentration which can deepen parts of ones mind to become more accessible.
The hypnotic, relaxed state can make a person better able to respond to suggestions therefore changing behaviour and thoughts. During hypnosis, attention is focused so that anything going on around is temporarily ignored. In this naturally occurring state, a person may be able to focus their attention on an issue or concern. With the help of a trained health professional a person will see an improvement on their unwanted negative thoughts or behaviours.
Hypnosis can also occur naturally when a person has become totally absorbed in what they are doing. Therefore, like day-dreaming, hypnotic-like states may occur in people regularly.
Hypnosis is not the same as sleep. You are still conscious when you are under hypnosis. You do not lose control over your mind or your feelings. You do not weaken or surrender your will to any other person. In fact, your will-power may be strengthened with hypnosis.
In hypnosis, it is usual to feel relaxed, at ease, and you may well enjoy a special peace of mind. Many people comment on their feeling of comfort and security, or the sensation of lightness or floating. What is particularly pleasant about hypnosis is the fact that it is natural and safe.
How can Hypnosis help me?
Hypnosis will allow you to explore thoughts, feelings, and memories that might have been hidden from conscious thoughts. Hypnosis is usually considered an aid to psychotherapy and counselling. Ultimately, hypnosis can enable people to perceive some things differently.
What Are the Benefits of Hypnosis?
Hypnosis allows a person to be more open to discussion and suggestion. It can improve the success of other treatments for many conditions, including:
- Phobias, fears and anxiety
- Sleep problems
- Post-trauma anxiety
- Grief and loss
- Nail biting
- Weight loss
- Pain control
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