HYPNOSIS / HYPNOTHERAPY
Hypnosis is a technique used to help clients enter a relaxed state, enabling the subconscious mind to accept positive suggestions. It’s a very powerful tool for change because it allows us to bypass our critical conscious mind and access the subconscious mind where habits and learned behaviours are stored. In hypnosis our brain frequency adjusts to a very relaxing and enjoyable state of well-being. You will already be familiar with this state as you naturally experience it everyday such as when you are driving, many of us can recall a time when we have driven to a destination oblivious to how we actually got there- well that’s hypnosis!
You also experience this state at those moments just before falling asleep or when awakening. It’s a bit like daydreaming, but even though the word ‘Hypnosis’ comes from the Greek word to ‘Sleep’, you are not asleep in Hypnosis. In fact in Hypnosis you are in a heightened state of intense focus, making you receptive and open to positive suggestions that can help you to achieve your desired goals.
Goals such as; Overcoming Fears, Phobias, Stress and Anxiety, Improving Memory or Motivation, Weight Management, or Increased
Self-esteem and Confidence to name a few, making the benefits and uses for hypnosis vast.
However here comes the disclaimer; Hypnotherapy is not meant as a substitute for medical treatment, and should be used as a complimentary therapy alongside your conventional treatment. I personally do not work with female clients in their first trimester of pregnancy, clients with epilepsy, psychosis, or those under the age of eight or over the age of eighty. I also do not claim to heal, cure or diagnose anyone, and in certain cases I will recommend that you consult you GP before therapy.
What’s the difference between Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy?
The difference between Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy is that; a Hypnotherapist should be qualified to understand and deal with the underlying causes that bring a client to therapy in the first place. A Hypnotist will just try to makes changes through altering a clients state of consciousness and using suggestions alone, without dealing with or understanding their causes. This is often the reason why Hypnosis can be short term or unsuccessful with some people. Hypnosis may work in stopping a client from smoking, but Hypnotherapy can help with anxiety to prevent a client returning to smoking in the future. Hypnotherapy empowers clients to deal with their own issues, equipping them with tools and techniques to help themselves in the future, when motivation or suggestions may have worn off.
PMR [Progressive Muscle Relaxation]
Anyone who has ever tried to meditate will know how difficult it can be to relax and just switch off from the world and your thoughts.That chatter box inside your head never shuts up, and we are all so used to it that we don’t even notice it annoying us anymore. Leaving us so busy and tense these days that our bodies actually think that headaches, tight shoulders, or pains in the neck are normal. But you do not have to put up with these symptoms of stress, you can learn to relax and train your mind and muscles to relax too, by practising PMR [Progressive Muscle Relaxation]. I can teach you how, and offer you a twenty minute mind & body total relaxation experience. While you unwind listening to soothing music with scented candles, I can gently guide you from head to toe, releasing tension and tightness, by relaxing every muscle in your body. It’s a wonderful experience leaving you feeling relaxed and re-energized and ready to face the world again with renewed vigour.