What is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is a psychotherapy that uses the power of positive suggestion to bring about subconscious change to our thoughts, feelings and behaviour. A Hypnotherapist uses verbal communication to help direct a patients imagination in such a way as to bring about intended alterations in feelings, thoughts and behaviour. Hypnosis is probably one of the oldest natural therapies there is. In fact, you probably enter into a hypnotic state many times a day without even realising it.
Have you ever day dreamt? This is a form of hypnosis. You’ve drifted into an altered state of awareness and you slipped into it very naturally and easily. When you enter this altered state yourself, you can drift in and out of it without really focusing on anything in particular or without making any changes. You could be entering into this state in a negative way which will reinforce a negative behaviour or thought process.
Hypnotherapy can help with a wide range of conditions such as
Panic attacks, obsessive compulsive behaviour, stress related problems, worry, sleep problems, stammering, blushing, physical pain, phantom pain, irritable bowel syndrome, psoriasis, eczema, tinnitus, weight problems, bulimia, addictions such as smoking, alcoholism, anger, confidence issues, exam nerves, driving test nerves as well as easing pain in childbirth and fertility anxiety. Hypnotherapy is also being used as a favoured alternative to having gastric band surgery as it carries less danger and is less invasive.
How does Hypnotherapy work?
When you work with a hypnotherapist they will be focusing your attention on aspects of the problem you want to eliminate. Hypnotherapists are trained to talk the language of your unconscious mind and therefore talk to it in a positive and therapeutic way. Your conscious mind is bypassed allowing the hypnotherapist to access your unconscious mind which is the place where all of your memories, feelings and emotions are kept. When you have a fear of something, like spiders for instance. You may try everything to consciously overcome your fear.
As long as the fear remains in your unconscious mind then you will be prevented from removing that fear. Progress can be made by accessing your unconscious mind to remove the fear. To the unconscious mind, a spider can be a threat just as much as a life threatening incident can be. It cannot distinguish between the two.
Common Myths about Hypnotherapy.
Hypnosis does not involve you being put into a deep sleep and you can’t be made to do anything that you would not normally do. You can remain fully aware of your surroundings and the situation and you won’t be vulnerable to every given suggestion from the hypnotherapist. The more relaxed you feel the deeper your relaxation will be. You have to want the treatment to work and you have to give your permission to make any changes, whether you are in a light or deeper sense of relaxation.
It isn’t the case of a hypnotherapists hypnotising you but more about you hypnotising yourself with the help of a hypnotherapist and their positive suggestions.
Usually your first treatment can be between 60 – 90 minutes. The first session is normally the longest as your Nottingham hypnotherapist will need to ask some questions to find out what the problem is, what changes you want to make and some thoughts and ideas on how you can make those changes.
Each session is £60. How many sessions depend on the nature of the problem, how long you’ve had the problem and your willingness and the therapeutic trust you have with your hypnotherapist.
If you prefer to have a chat and find out more about Hypnotherapy Nottingham, we offer a free telephone consultation with one of our experienced hypnotherapists in Nottingham. This will help to decide if hypnotherapy treatment is for you.
Call the Riverside on 0115 9764 990 for your free telephone consultation about Hypnotherapy Nottingham
Michele Dunster – dip AK dip hypno, dip ct, nlp, eft, graduate of Anthony Robbins mastery university (topworldlifecoach) A fully qualified and experienced Nottingham hypnotherapist who works from the Riverside Natural Health Centre
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