What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is best described as a state of focused attention, usually accompanied by a deep state of relaxation. Whilst in this focused, relaxed state, people can often more easily absorb ideas and suggestions made by the hypnosis practitioner to help the person develop new thoughts and behaviours to achieve their goals. In this way, many people experience hypnosis to be naturally calming, motivating and affirming.

In this relaxed state, you will always be aware of what is happening and you remain in control. Should you experience any negative feeling or concern, your trained practitioner will work with you to restore feelings of comfort and relaxation.

Hypnosis has proven effectiveness in helping patients and clients change their thoughts, attitudes and behaviours. Trance can be used to work directly with the subconscious mind, to modify perceptions and cognitions promoting rapid thought and behaviour change. Hypnosis is one of the most powerful methods for mental and physical relaxation, anxiety and stress control, and the treatment of all anxiety disorders.

Hypnosis can be utilised with almost all psychological, psychiatric, medical and dental issues. These include anxiety control, motivational training, attitude change, depression, eating disorders, fears and phobias, memory training, nail biting and all habit disorders, performance and study anxiety and enhancement, and trauma counselling.

Other uses of hypnosis are with:

  • Stress management.
  • All stress-related disorders.
  • All anxiety disorders.
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Acute Stress Disorder and trauma-related issues.
  • Habit disorders, including smoking cessation and weight management.
  • Pain management.
  • Teaching patients and client self-hypnosis.
  • Medical and psychological issues with children and adolescents.
  • Memory effects and false memories.
  • Ego-strengthening and promotion of self-esteem.
  • Grief and loss.
  • Childbirth.
  • Confidence building and assertiveness.
  • Sleep disorders.