What is Hypnotherapy?
So really, what is hypnotherapy; or hypnosis? Hypnotherapy is a concentrated and relaxed state that allows the focus of a particular idea, concept or lifestyle adaptation.
Did you know it is also a sensation you naturally experience twice a day …when you are drifting off or waking up from sleep. Most clients describe the feeling as comparable to that drifty feeling between sleeping and waking fully, a ‘you know you’re not asleep but also know you’re not awake’ and are too comfy to care.
How Does Hypnotherapy Work?
Hypnotherapy works by accessing the subconscious mind (see diagram below). Our subconscious mind makes up around 88% of our complete mind, the conscious mind is actually only around 12% and so when we want to understand, heal or reprogramme our emotional brain it is important to focus our work at this much deeper level for long term results.
While our conscious mind analyses, thinks and plans and holds our short term memory (around 7 thoughts at one time)- our subconscious is responsible for long term memory,emotions and feelings, habits, relationship patterns, addictions, involuntary body functions, creativity,developmental stages, spiritual connection and intuition.
So in short our subconscious mind holds all of the information that is responsible for forming our behaviours, hypnotherapy allows us direct access to this powerful part of the brain.
A trained hypnotherapist can guide a client into this relaxed state and can comminuicate directly to the subconscious mind with suggestions and ideas reprogramming it.
While relaxed the person may appear asleep, but is actually far more open to sensations such as taste, smell, feeling, hearing. you are fully able to communicate and have total control of yourself throughout the hypnosis. You will never be asked to do anything you are uncomfortable with, as your conscious mind would kick in and bring you out of this relaxed state.