Hypnosis is a state of mind that we all naturally fall into from time to time. Think about those moments when you’re staring into space, or your mind wanders or you are fully focused on something. This is a hypnotic state. According to brain scans, people undergoing hypnosis show a shift in brainwave activity from a ‘Beta state’ to an ‘Alpha state’. This is similar to the way the brain behaves during meditation or deep relaxation.
When our minds are in this state, our subconscious (also known as the unconscious) is more open to suggestion. Our subconscious is the part of the mind that we’re not aware of but influences our thoughts and behaviours.
During a hypnotherapy session, I will help you into a hypnotic state and use suggestion techniques to positively influence your subconscious.
Will this technique work for me?
It’s important at this point to highlight that some people are naturally more susceptible to suggestion than others. There are other factors that contribute to success in hypnotherapy too, such as: your willingness to undergo hypnosis your dedication to the process your trust of the therapist
Hypnotherapy relies on work from myself and the client.
Suggestion techniques, in particular, are well suited to those looking to change a habit, behavior or thought patterns.
What is suggestion used for?
Suggestion techniques can be used for a wide range of concerns, but the most common include: Anxiety, fears and phobias Sleep disorders Stress/relaxation low self-confidence and low self-esteem Panic attacks.
How does hypnosis feel?
Hypnosis should be a relaxing, tranquil and positive experience. Many people expect to be put into a trance and not know what’s happening around them. While everyone experiences hypnosis differently, most will be fully aware of what’s happening around them during the session. The key thing to remember is that you will always be in control.
Hypnosis is often likened to that feeling when you’re not fully asleep, but not fully awake yet either. Those lovely few minutes before you open your eyes and wake up, but are fully aware of any sounds or movements around you.
I will work to put you at ease and make the process an enjoyable one. Some people struggle to recall exactly what took place during their session, where as others remember everything. This will depend on the depth of your trance.
Afterwards many say they feel more relaxed, some will feel the events of the suggestions and will relay these after they come out of hypnosis. The effect of the sessions may be immediate or may take some time to manifest.