The first thing is to explain what it isn’t: my type of hypnosis is not for party
tricks where you are persuaded to perform some act against your will, to the amusement of others.
In fact, there is nothing unusual or mysterious about hypnosis, it is simply a
state of mind that occurs naturally and spontaneously in each of us. It is a natural phenomenon that you have probably already experienced yourself, for example when absorbed watching a TV program or even when reading a book. It is similar to the relaxed state that you might experience between waking and sleeping, like being in a trance, fully engrossed in your own little world. Does that resonate? Well, those are all forms of hypnosis.
Hypnosis can be induced by the use of the therapist’s voice. It is safe and you do not become unconscious or fall asleep. In fact hypnosis is a natural, peaceful state of total relaxation and heightened awareness. You will be able to speak to your therapist, answer questions and to recall events. You will retain a full and accurate memory of everything afterwards.
The science behind it.
The mind can be thought of as having two parts: a logical/conscious part
and the subconscious/intuitive part. The conscious mind processes all the
information you need on a daily basis and is used to make decisions.
The subconscious mind works in the background, constantly absorbing every thought and storing it deep in your memory. It is responsible for
your emotion, intuition and imagination. Inevitably, when it comes to a battle in your mind between logic and imagination it is imagination that wins, with outcomes that are not always favourable.
During hypnosis, your conscious mind is relaxed enough to let the subconscious mind take over, enabling it to totally focus and concentrate on a single idea, without confict. The therapy that is administered in this deeply relaxed, hypnotised state, can gently introduce change to the self you are seeking.
Hypnosis can empower you.
As you enter a hypnotic state your senses become more acute. Your concentration is focused on the positive changes you want. Your subconscious mind becomes more open to the suggestions you present it, through your therapist. This can be used for goal achievement, to increase concentration, motivation, improve business skills and the ability to handle stress. It can be used to improve relationships, sports performance and public speaking. It can also help to enhance memory, sexual ability, creativity and tenacity. Hypnotic suggestion can also be used to create change to unwanted behaviours and aid in personal growth.