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What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a deep state of relaxation during which suggestions are made to create beneficial changes in ideas or behaviours.

The subconscious mind controls the involuntary functions of the body, including habits and things that we do ‘automatically’ - it is fuelled by our emotions and imagination and directs the energy from within.  The subconscious mind also contains memories of every single thing that has occurred to us.

In hypnosis the mind is very receptive to new ideas and open to suggestions which encourage more sensible, balanced or helpful attitudes to reality.  It requires the client to be committed to change and be prepared to make the effort to make that change a reality.

In a clinical setting, it is not a substitute for medical treatment, but a very useful supplement to it.  Mind and body affect each other and the person as a whole is benefited by this holistic approach.

For some conditions, regression techniques can be used.  This may mean re-examining (without necessarily re-experiencing) events which influenced us at an earlier time in life.  By bringing these memories to the surface the subconscious mind is able to discharge the negative effects and can be ‘reprogrammed’ for success.

The number of sessions required usually varies from person to person, however, most people feel some benefit from hypnotherapy immediately.

Questions and Answers

Q.  Can anyone be hypnotised?

A.   Most people can, providing they are able to understand the things they have to do in order to achieve this state.

Q.   Can I be made to say or do anything against my will whilst I am in hypnosis?

A.   No.  Clinical hypnosis is not the same as stage hypnosis, you are free to accept or reject any suggestions made.

Q.   Will I be aware of what is happening or being said whilst I am in the hypnosis state?

A.   Yes.  You will feel deeply relaxed but will never lose contact with the Hypnotherapist’s voice.

Q.   What happens if I don’t come out of trance or something happens to the Hypnotherapist before I am brought out?

A.   You would simply come out of the trance naturally as the rapport would be lost with the Hypnotherapist.  No-one has every remained in trance indefinitely.

Q.   Will I be able to drive afterwards?

A.   Yes.  You will still be feeling relaxed, however your actions and reactions will be functioning super efficiently.

Q.   When I am in hypnosis am I unconscious?

A.   No, you are in a state half-way between sleep and wake.

Other Uses Of Hypnotherapy

Sports Performance

Hypnosis is often used in sport psychology to bring the best out of athletes.  People who expect to excel usually do.  Mentally rehearsing a successful game can fire neurons in the brain in exactly the same patterns they would follow when actually performing the activity.  It is believed that these movements, along with contractions in the muscles, are responsible for improved neuromuscular co-ordination.


Hypnosis is the ideal state for enhancing creativity and imaginative pursuits.  Many artists, writers, musicians and inventors have produced their best work during trance states when ideas flow more easily and abundantly.

Some Of The Issues That Hypnosis Can Help With Are;

Abuse related problems, Agoraphobia, Anxiety, Arthritis, Asthma, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD), Blushing, Confidence - lack of, Depression, Drug Dependency, Examination Nerves, Fears and Phobias, Gambling, Guilt, Habits and Compulsions, IBS, Insecurity, Insomnia, ME, Memory Recall, Migraines and Headaches, Nail biting, Nervousness, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeating, Pain Control, Panic Attacks, Public Speaking, Smoking, Stress, Timidity, Trauma, Weight Problems, Worry

And Many More….

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January 10, 2023

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