About Hypnotherapy

What is hypnosis?

Hypnosis can most basically be described as the extreme focused attention upon a dominant idea or image (James Braid) and it usually involves a deep inner absorption. This is something that most people experience every day without even being aware of it!!

Have you ever experienced arriving at a destination only to have no actual memory of the journey? Perhaps that all too familiar drive to work? You might even become so engrossed in something on the TV that you fail to notice anything else going on around you. Similarly, you may become so en-grossed in your own thoughts that you fail to notice anything going on around you. These experiences are every day hypnotic episodes that most of us can relate to. They are occasions when we might find ourselves operating on auto-pilot, or become so fixated either mentally or physically on an internal or external event that we effectively 'lose ourselves'.


In Cognitive-Behavioural Hypnotherapy I will teach you skills which will train you to be able to engage your imagination in new and exciting ways. By focusing your imagination in specific ways we open the door to powerful change. I will teach you that all hypnosis is in fact ‘self-hypnosis’ and once you learn and understand this and how it works you will be able to utilise hypnotic skills in your everyday life to create a new, healthier, happier and more confident you. You will also learn about Negative Self-Hypnosis and how this may already be contributing to your problems without you even being aware of it.

So what does all this mean?

In summary then, hypnosis is a skill that can be learned, improved upon and used to facilitate the process of change. In CBH it is not classed as an altered state of consciousness. I will not make any references to ‘talking to your unconscious mind’. The ‘magic’ of hypnosis comes from us working together to teach you how to unlock the potential you already have and it is a much more positive experience for you if you are ‘conscious’ whilst it is happening!.

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