What Hypnosis Really is and how it works
There are a lot of misconceptions about hypnosis, mostly based on films and stage shows such as Derren Brown’s.
Contrary to popular belief, Hypnosis is not an unconscious state, nobody ‘goes under’, you are definitely not asleep, you are not under the hypnotist’s control (although stage hypnosis often looks as if you are) and it’s not a truth serum; you won’t unwittingly let out all your secrets and bare your soul!
Hypnosis is a natural everyday state of focused attention. We enter a ‘trance’ like state several times a day.
Driving and reaching your destination with little, if any, recollection of the journey because you were lost in your thoughts
Watching a good film and becoming engrossed in the action/story
Reading a good book
Concentrating - such as when you perform a hobby or work at your job
Daydreaming - staring off into space
So, what’s really going on in hypnotherapy and how is it going to be beneficial to me?
Hypnotherapy allows us to access the subconscious mind where our learned behaviour, fears and feelings are seated and it is this part of the mind which has to change for a person’s behaviour and physical state to alter. For example, a person who consciously wants to overcome their fear of spiders may try everything they consciously can to do it, but will still fail as long as their subconscious mind retains this terror and prevents them from succeeding. Progress can only be made by reprogramming the subconscious so that deep-seated instincts and beliefs are abolished or altered.
I trained for a year at the Noram School of Hypnotherapy in Pontefract and qualified in 2012. Since then I have studied at a large number of continuing professional development courses and in 2019 I qualified to teach Clinical Hypnotherapy myself. Both my one to one therapies and Hypnotherapy training are accredited by the General Hypnotherapy Register
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