Hypnotherapy is about replacing the old negative thought patterns with positive new ones that will not only ensure you will effortlessly achieve your goals, but will also help you find balance, harmony and well-being in your life.
Hypnotherapy can be used in the fast and long lasting treatment of a wide range of problems.
- Stop smoking
- Panic attacks
- Lose weight
- Phobia or fear
- Anger management
- Gain More confidence
- Cope with bereavement
How does it work?…..
Hypnotherapy induces a deep state of relaxation, during which our unconscious minds can take a back seat and allow our highly receptive subconscious to take on new perspectives and ideas. So if you want to change an unwanted habit or behaviour, or you need to gain relief from an emotional issue, or to simply have more self-confidence to make those all important changes in your life.
The reason it’s so effective lies in the extreme power of our own subconscious mind, which stores all the memories, beliefs, habits and behaviours that have been developing within us since our birth.
We automatically access our subconscious mind and use this stored material to decide how we should respond. And because our subconscious mind is always concerned with keeping us safe, well and happy, it usually provides us with what it judges to be the best information to help us respond in the most helpful and resourceful manner. However, as a result of the way we learn, thus may not always be the case. and it could be providing us with poor information instead, which results in many of life’s problems.
This can be because we learn by modelling other peoples behaviours and beliefs, our parents or peers, many of which can be unhelpful.
These conditioned and learned responses stay with you over time, and can shape who you are and how you behave.
A really simple example might relate to a phobia of bees. We are not born with an inherent fear of bees – far from it; we are born with a naturally positive curiosity for all things within our immediate environment. A fear of bees can only be developed in one of two ways: either we see other people’s fear and model our response accordingly (a conditioned response); or we have a scary experience ourselves that becomes the prominent information stored in our unconscious (a learned response) and as such, fear becomes our unilateral response to bees. Make sense?
Over time, as we develop these unhelpful beliefs (e.g. bees are dangerous), or unwanted behaviours (e.g. freaking out at the mere sight of a bee), we simply end up re-accessing and replaying them time and time again – they become our habitual response. And this model can be applied to any phobia, addiction, stress or anxiety response, self-esteem issue, allergy and more or less all of our other unhelpful response in life.
To make matters worse, we cannot consciously control our unconscious. If you think for a moment about riding a bike – a learnt behaviour that we store in our unconscious and can access as and when we need – could you consciously decide to unlearn how to ride a bike? Obviously not, right? Now apply the same to principle to an addiction, phobia or anxiety response and you start to get the picture – to change any of these unhelpful responses for the better, we first need to change the information stored in our unconscious, or to provide the unconscious with newer and more helpful information. This can be achieved through hypnosis. You see the reason why hypnosis is so effective lies in the fact that it bypasses the conscious mind and creates an alternative state of consciousness during which attention is focused away from the present reality. Rather like day dreaming, attention can then be focussed towards particular images, thoughts, feelings, perspectives and behaviours which will help us to change or update the information stored in our unconscious, thus changing our unhelpful habitual responses.
This process is called Hypnotherapy, a safe and enjoyable process that can change lives in the most positive and exciting of ways. Our bodies already have the natural mechanisms to allow us to live normal, happy and fulfilling lives, – but occasionally these natural mechanisms need a little help operating properly.