Hypnosis is a state of relaxation with an inward focus of attention. It is a natural state of mind that helps people to relinquish worries and concerns, imagine new possibilities and realise untapped potential. It enables people to improve their emotional state and make better use of their abilities.
Is hypnotherapy right for me?
Hypnosis is one way of harnessing our natural abilities to make way for positive change. It can be used to relieve anxiety, overcome depression, prepare for and recover from surgery, or relinquish unwanted habits. Hypnotherapy is relevant to many everyday issues experienced by all of us at one time or another, like adapting to change, coping with stress, dealing with examination nerves or enhancing performance and self confidence.
How does hypnosis work?
Hypnotherapy, the clinical use of hypnosis, is one of several approaches that is effective in helping people to overcome difficult issues. Hypnosis uses a state of deep relaxation to affect the way that people think and feel. It enables people to respond to situations calmly and effectively. People regularly make significant changes in their lives through hypnosis, using their own personal resources in ways they had not imagined before.
Can hypnosis help with medical conditions?
Hypnotherapy is relevant to a wide range of physical and psychological conditions, including anxiety states, mood disorders, addiction and pain management. It also has applications within paediatrics, obstetrics, dermatology, anaesthesia and psychiatry. Common applications of hypnotherapy include:
- Controlling or eliminating anxiety, panic attacks and compulsions
- Eliminating damaging habits, like drinking and smoking, and controlling addictions or eating disorders
- Relief or remission from symptoms of migraines, gastrointestinal disorders, I.B.S. and dermatological conditions such as eczema
- Mood disorders and depression
- Psychological trauma including abuse or P.T.S.D.
- Pain control for minor surgery and in obstetrics for childbirth