~ HYPNOSIS ~
It may be surprising to many to learn that we
experience trance states often during the course of our lives. Even
passing into ordinary sleep involves a kind of trance state. The
experience of hypnosis is similar: neither asleep nor awake and a little
like daydreaming, with a pleasant feeling of deep relaxation behind it
all. Hypnosis is a different state of consciousness which you can
naturally enter so that, for therapeutic purposes (hypnotherapy),
beneficial corrections may be given directly to your unconscious mind.
In this way,
hypnosis is an effective way of making contact with our inner
(unconscious) self, which is both a reservoir of unrecognised potential
and knowledge as well as being the unwitting source of many of our
Realistically no-one can be hypnotised against their will and even when
hypnotised, a person can still reject any suggestion. Thus hypnotherapy
is a state of purposeful co-operation.
What is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is using the state of hypnosis
to treat a variety of medical and psychological problems. It is
estimated that 85% of people will respond at some level to clinical
hypnotherapy. It may even succeed where other more conventional methods
of treatment have not produced the desired result. When carried out by a
trained and qualified hypnotherapist the benefits can be long lasting
and often permanent. It is natural and safe, with no harmful side
Hypnotherapy makes use of the bicameral nature of the functioning brain
and the conscious / unconscious processes therein. At its simplest level
the unconscious mind becomes (through our life experience) the
repository of our conditioned experience, while the conscious mind is
the waking mind dealing with appraisal and decision making. In
hypnotherapy the critical faculties of the conscious mind are
sidestepped (through the hypnotic condition) and new ideas and
'suggestions' placed directly into the uncritical unconscious to effect
beneficial changes when back in the waking state.