Hypnotherapy Explained

Hypnosis is thought to work by altering our state of consciousness

Contrary to popular belief, hypnosis is not a state of deep sleep.  It does involve the induction of a trance-like condition, but when in it, the patient is actually in an enhanced state of awareness, concentrating entirely on the hypnotist’s voice.  In this state, the conscious mind is suppressed and the subconscious mind is revealed. The therapist is able to suggest ideas, concepts and lifestyle adaptations to the patient, the seeds of which become firmly planted.

Hypnosis is thought to work by altering our state of consciousness in such a way that the analytical left-hand side of the brain is turned off, while the non-analytical right-hand side is made more alert.  The conscious control of the mind is inhibited, and the subconscious mind awoken.  Since the subconscious mind is a deeper-seated, more instinctive force than the conscious mind, this is the part which has to change for the patient’s behaviour and physical state to alter.
For example, a patient 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 the patient from succeeding.  Progress can only be made be reprogramming the subconscious so that deep-seated instincts and beliefs are abolished or altered.

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What Can Be Treated?

Hypnotherapy can be applied to many psychological, emotional and physical disorders

  • Stress Management
  • Gastric Band
  • Weight Loss
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Fear Of Flying
  • Panic Attacks
  • Obsessional Compulsive Behaviour
  • Insomnia


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When you enter a relaxed state, your heart rate, breathing and metabolism slow down. You will be guided safely into this state of mind and your inner resources will be utilised to create desired and beneficial change. Once in a relaxed state of mind, your subconscious mind can more readily accept positive changes to behaviours, feelings and desires.