Hypnotherapy is becoming increasingly popular as a treatment because as it can be used safely at all stages of life and there are no negative side effects.
How does Hypnotherapy Work?
Our minds are incredibly powerful and the link between our thoughts and our physical body is undeniable. Our conscious mind can only focus on a few things at any given moment in time, however our subconscious is constantly processing the world around us and storing this information.
Hypnotherapy works with your subconscious mind to help overcome unwanted habits, behaviours, emotional and physical responses that have been stored throughout your life.
If you’ve ever found yourself drifting off mid-conversation or getting lost in a movie or a good book then you have experienced an altered state of mind, similar to hypnosis. It is a comfortable state, similar to daydreaming where you remain aware of what is going on around you yet you are completely at ease, undisturbed by background noise.
Contrary to popular myth, a hypnotherapist cannot make you do anything that you don’t want to do and will not ‘put you under’. You are able to stop the session at any time should you wish to.
Hypnosis is achieved through a deep state of relaxation, something that you can then practice at home enabling you to be relaxed and stress free.
How many sessions will I need?
This varies depending on what you are seeking help with. At the free initial consultation I will be able to advise how many sessions I think will be needed and over what time frame. For example to control blushing when public speaking you may need 2-3 weekly/fortnightly sessions. Weight management 4-5 sessions. The benefits can be felt from the first hypnotherapy session.
What can be treated with hypnotherapy?
There are many conditions that can be helped with hypnotherapy. Anything at all that you do without thinking is a subconscious action and this is changeable. Anxiety, stress, confidence, emotional eating and drinking, blushing, nail biting, insomnia and sports performance are just a few examples. Hypnotherapy is also proven to help with physical conditions such as IBS and pain management.
To find out more about Hypnotherapy for to book a free, 15 minute telephone consultation please contact Leonie here