Hypnotherapy is a powerful therapeutic tool that deals with causes rather than symptoms. It is estimated that 85% of people in all age groups will readily respond. Hypnosis is a deep sleep-like state of relaxation.
Hypnotherapy is best described as the use of hypnosis as a therapeutic aid for well-being. Hypnosis is safe and relaxing and has been used successfully for hundreds of years. Hypnotherapy is a fantastic way to treat all kinds of emotional, psychological or nervous conditions. Most people seek help for problems such as smoking cessation, anxiety, phobias, sexual problems, depression, shy bladder, social fears, lack of confidence, blushing, eating disorders, fear of being sick, feeling ‘down’, ‘out of control’ etc.
The patient is assisted to focus inwardly in order to facilitate positive change through positive suggestion put to the subconscious mind (based on the patient’s requirements). The treatment aim is to assist the patient to achieve inner self-control. Benefits are long lasting and often permanent.
There are two different types of hypnotherapy:
A powerful way of removing unwanted habits such as smoking or nail biting, often in just one or two sessions, as well as boosting calmness and confidence. Minor anxieties such as exam nerves or interview nerves can also be helped with the use of hypnosis and carefully worded suggestions.
Analytical hypnotherapy (hypno-analysis) usually consisting of 6-8 weekly sessions of one hour is recommended for more ‘deep rooted’ anxieties, where people often feel ‘out of control’. Emotional problems respond particularly well to hypno-analysis. It is a type of psychotherapy (talking therapy) combining hypnosis and analytical techniques, finding the root cause of the problem. A safe and enjoyable way of removing built up stress and anxiety that has been bottled away for a long time. Typically, after analytical therapy, people feel calmer, more resolved, more effective and in control of their life.