In hypnotherapy the therapist makes use of hypnosis to help and achieve the desired goal of the client, which can be anything from: weight loss, stop smoking, anxiety issues, lack of self esteem, dealing with relationship problems, or to help you overcome emotional stress.
Hypnosis is a natural occurring state of mind that everyone goes through each day and even many times a day. It is often compared to “day dreaming” or losing yourself in a book or a movie.
Let me give you 2 examples;
When you are reading an interesting book, you are fully conscious but tune out any other stimuli around you, like sounds, thoughts and even time. Your attention is focused completely on the book to the near exclusion of any other thought. Therefore hypnosis is also seen as focused attention.
Another example of experiencing hypnosis is when you open the fridge to take out a carton of milk, you look everywhere in the refrigerator and you cannot find it and then it magically appears in front of you. The carton was always there but for a moment you could not see it. Also this defines a state of hypnosis. And there are many more examples like these which you may experience every day.
So … What is hypnotherapy?
In Hypnotherapy, the client is induced, or basically guided, into a deep state of hypnosis by the therapist. When reaching this point the person is extremely relaxed and also highly suggestible. He or she will feel at ease physically yet fully mentally awake and may be highly responsive to suggestion.
Your sense of value and morality is very much rooted in a state of hypnosis therefore a hypnotist cannot make you do anything you don’t want to do. Hypnotherapy is a gentle and effective way of dealing with a range of emotional, physical and behavioural challenges. Most issues like fear, addictions or bad habits can be dealt with quickly and with long lasting results.