What is Hypnotherapy?
The mind is divided into two parts: the conscious and the subconscious. The conscious mind is the part you’re using right now. It’s your ‘wide awake’ mind - your intellect and all the things you are aware of.
The subconscious mind runs everything that needs to happen automatically, such as breathing or digesting food. It can process millions of pieces of data without us being conscious of it; doing so in the 'background' of awareness and preventing us from becoming overwhelmed. It also contains:
All learnt processes like how to walk, talk or drive a car
Emotional beliefs (good and bad) about the world and yourself
Memories (good and bad)
Learnt behaviours and responses (good and bad)
Any new experience in life is tested by the subconscious against what is already stored there. If a new experience is found not to match with pre-existing knowledge, patterns or beliefs, then it is rejected. This process can be both very helpful and very unhelpful, but people seeking hypnotherapy are probably experiencing the unhelpful version!
If you are feeling stuck, in pain or are behaving in a self defeating way, it is likely you are in the grip of beliefs or patterns of behaviour that are unhelpful or no longer working for you.
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Hypnosis works by relaxing the conscious mind, gaining access to the subconscious, removing old unwanted patterns and replacing them with new, positive and helpful ones. It helps you to heal from the inside out, allowing you to live life the way you want to.
Hypnosis is completely consensual. To be hypnotised, you have to be willing to participate and willing to make the changes you desire. So it isn’t mind control - it is you agreeing realistic goals and intentions, and asking the hypnotherapist to aid you in achieving them.
Hypnosis is very safe. You are in control at all times and will be able to come out of the hypnotic state at any time you decide. Clients usually find hypnosis very relaxing and enjoyable, and leave the sessions feeling calm and energised.
I provide personalised hypnosis sessions designed to help you lead a balanced, harmonious life. Using my knowledge and experience, I am qualified to aid my clients to make positive changes.