What is Hypnotherapy?

The British Society of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis states “In therapy hypnosis usually involves the person experiencing a sense of deep relaxation with their attention narrowed down and focused on appropriate suggestions made by the therapist.” This is not to be confused with deep sleep. The person under hypnosis is fully aware of their surroundings and what is being said to them at all times and cannot be made to do anything they do not wish to do, no matter how good the therapist. The induced trance state allows the conscious mind to takes a back seat and the subconscious mind to be in the driving seat. This allows the old habits and beliefs to be reprogrammed to new habits and beliefs to facilitate a new way of life. Hypnotherapy can tackle many psychological, emotional and physical problems. For treatment to work the client must be passionate for change in their life and have a good professional understanding and trust with their therapist.

The technique used in Emotional Freedom Technique (founded by Gary Craig), involves gentle tapping with the finger tips on the Meridian points (energy points) located on the Meridian lines, (energy channels) with the purpose of reducing or eliminating a particular concern, issue or problem.

Hypnotherapy can be used for:

• Addictions
• Anxiety
• Depression
• Decreases blood pressure
• Emotionally-based physical illness
• Fears
• Insomnia
• Pain
• Panic attacks
• Phobias
• Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
• Self confidence
• Stress management

The benefits of using Hypnotherapy include:

• It’s calming and relaxing.
• Most people find it very easy to do.
• The technique is pain-free using only the mind.
• The therapy is lasting providing the client has passion for change in their life.
• This effective deep level subconscious change is quick, effective and painless.

Hypnotherapy is used in:

• Counselling
• Dentistry
• Education
• Physical health
• Psychotherapy
• Sports peak performance
• Vocational guidance