What is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnosis is a pleasant state of altered consciousness in which
the mind is responsive to positive and beneficial suggestions. Clients
typically describe hypnosis as state of total relaxation and heightened
How can it help ?
With its ability to enhance the power of suggestion, hypnosis has
been found effective for a variety of problems that hinge on emotions,
habits, and even the body's involuntary responses. It won't cure
underlying physical disorders such as cancer, heart disease, or
infection, but it can relieve virtually all types of pain, no matter
what the source--including the pain of surgery. It is also helpful
against anxiety, tension, depression, phobias, and compulsions,
and can sometimes help break an addiction to smoking, alcohol, or
Will I become stuck?
No. The therapist will always bring you out
of hypnosis. If something were to happen to the therapist you would
simply go into a natural sleep from which you would awaken in the
normal way, feeling refreshed.
Can I be made to do things against my will?
No. You will not respond to suggestions that are against your principles.
Is it dangerous?
No. Hypnosis is safe. Certain conditions which maybe contra-indicators
to hypnosis such as schizophrenia and epilepsy. These can be assessed
at the initial consultation. Hypnotism is recognised
and approved by the British Medical Association.
Who Should Avoid This Therapy?
Hypnosis is considered safe no matter what your condition.
What Side Effects May Occur?
Many people avoid hypnotism for fear of losing control to the therapist.
They take showbiz stunts, with audience members clucking like chickens
or bawling like babies, as genuine examples of hypnotic power. Fortunately,
the truth of the matter is that the hypnotist is never in control.
A hypnotic suggestion works only if you accept it, and the therapist
cannot make you do something you would not do consciously, something
that goes against your moral code or religious beliefs, for example.
The practitioner's goal is to help you use your own mind to solve
problems, rather than give you the answers.
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