What Is Hypnotherapy

The term "hypnosis" comes from the Greek word hypnos, meaning "sleep." Hypnotherapists use exercises that bring about deep relaxation. A person in a deeply focused state is unusually responsive to an idea or image, but this does not mean that a hypnotist can control the person's mind and free will. The client is always in control.

How does hypnosis work?

When something happens to us, we remember it and learn a particular behavior in response to what happened. Each time something similar happens, our physical and emotional reactions attached to the memory are repeated. In some cases these reactions are unhealthy. During hypnosis, your body relaxes and your thoughts become more focused.

Like other relaxation techniques, hypnosis lowers blood pressure and heart rate, and changes certain types of brain wave activity. In this relaxed state, you will feel at ease physically yet fully awake mentally and may be highly responsive to suggestion. If you are trying to quit smoking, for example, a therapist's suggestion may help convince you that you will not like the taste of cigarettes in the future.

Hypnosis is a totally natural state of mind. When under hypnosis you will feel very relaxed, just like that wonderful feeling when you are tired lying in your bed and you are so overcome with comfort that you wish the moment could last forever. Through simple hypnotic, relaxation techniques you can easily attain this state at which time it becomes easy, with the help of a trained hypnotherapist, to visualize yourself becoming healthier, happier, more confident, a non-smoker. Whatever it is that you want to be!

Hypnosis is not: Hypnosis is:

Sleep An awake state

A state of unconscious A state of relaxation

Being gullible An exercise for the mind

Being weak minded A rapport with the subconscious

Being controlled by someone

Losing self-control


Is hypnosis safe?

Absolutely! There are no known records of anyone having been physically or mentally harmed as a direct result of hypnosis. Hypnosis was officially and legally recognized as a therapeutic treatment in 1958 by the American Medical Association. It is impossible to get "stuck" in hypnosis. Hypnosis is safe, satisfying and self-empowering. It is a legal, self-regulated, self-help alternative wellness modality that uses the mind's natural ability to create a positive attitude that supports health and happiness.

How does hypnosis feel?

Some describe it as mellow, passive, or relaxing. Others say they feel light or heavy. The experience differs with individuals. For most, it's a pleasant state of deep inner calm and physical relaxation. Because you can hear and respond to everything that was said, some say they weren't hypnotized. Although a subject may look unconscious, they are keenly aware of everything that is going on, but feel very relaxed.

Will I say or do anything that I normally wouldn't do?

No. You won't divulge any secrets or do anything to violate your moral standards.

Can I remain in hypnosis against my will?

No. The client is always in control.

What are the uses of hypnosis?

Hypnosis is used for the

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Will you lose control when under hypnosis?

No. This is a common misconception about hypnosis. Nobody can be hypnotized against their will. Hypnosis is not about control by the hypnotist. It is about working together so that the client can be empowered to create change in his or her life. Nobody can be forced to do anything against their will. The 'control' misconception appears to originate from stage hypnosis which funnily enough also involves people doing exactly what they want to be doing.

Have you ever wondered what would happen if a hypnotherapist told someone to walk out onto the street and shoot someone - of course, they would refuse to accept the suggestion and would probably be very cross. Hypnosis and hypnotherapy are about empowerment and people's incredible capacity for change.

Will you be asleep when hypnotized?

You will not be asleep when hypnotized. The word hypnosis comes from the ancient Greek word 'hypnos' meaning sleep. It is a misnomer. Hypnosis is generally a very relaxed state but it is not sleep. Many people after a session of hypnosis don't believe that they were hypnotized at all but that comes from misconceptions about just what a 'trance' in fact is.

Will you be able to wake up and come out of the trance?

Hypnosis is not about control. If you want to come out of hypnosis you simply choose to do that. If the hypnotherapist disappeared or fell over and knocked themselves out you would simply come back to full consciousness in your own time. We go in and out of hypnosis and other altered states of consciousness (e.g. daydreaming) many times a day but we always come back out of them easily and naturally.

Will you blab out secret information under hypnosis?

No. You cannot be forced to say or do anything under hypnosis that you don't want to. Remember that you are completely in control and empowered. Again, if this was not the case, don't you think the police would just hypnotise their suspects and get them to 'tell the truth'?

Can anyone be hypnotized?

Some people find it easier to relax than others. By the same token, some people are able to go into hypnosis more quickly and more deeply than others. Most people can go into at least a light trance and with most hypnotherapeutic goals that is enough so therefore everyone can benefit from hypnotherapy to some extent.

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What can Hypnotherapy be used for?

1. Weight Management

2. Confidence

3. Fears

4. Anger

5. Stop Smoking

6. Insomnia

7. Sports Enhancement

8. Self- Image

9. Motivation

10. Study Habits

11. Stress

12. Worry

13. Pain Management

14. Guilt

15. Setting Goals

16. Forgiveness

17. Substance Abuse

18. Biting your Nails

19. Fear of Doctor or Dentist

20. Anxiety

21. Assertiveness

22. Fear of Surgery

23. Public Speaking

24. Assist in Healing

25. Memory

26. Impotency

27. Concentration

28. Child Birthing

29. Lower Blood Pressure

30. Sexual Problems

31. Feeling Frustrated

32. Agoraphobia

33. Stage Fright

34. Obsessions

35. Reaching your Goals

36. Passive - Aggressive

37. Procrastination

38. Obsessive - Compulsive

39. Changing Habits

40. Relaxing

41. Improving Sales

42. Addictions

43. Improve Health

44. Career Success

45. Wetting the Bed

46. Exam Anxiety

47. Skin Problems

48. Nausea

49. Fear of Flying

50. Many Other Uses