What can Hypnotherapy do for me?

Hypnotherapy can help you move forward with your life in a variety of ways. Hypnosis involves deep relaxation, which counteracts any stresses and strains you may have going on in your life. Whilst in a relaxed, trance-like state with your mind focussed elsewhere, the therapist is able to make positive suggestions to your subconscious to over-ride any negative habits, behaviours, fears or anxieties you may be exhibiting. Hypnotherapy can be very liberating, freeing you from reflex actions, pain and negative thinking which have prevented you from getting on in life.

Hypnotherapy can help you find the source of your unwanted ‘programmes’ by regression to past years or even past lives. People who have a fear of confined spaces, who panic even at the thought of going in an elevator by themselves, may find they were inadvertently locked in a cupboard which they could not get out of when they were small. Hypnotherapy allows access to the subconscious to replay the scene as if the event never happened and there were no negative emotions created. ‘Reliving’ the experience as a positive replaces the negative so the fear of enclosed spaces is removed and the panic attacks subside.

The subconscious, which controls 90-95% of our actions, is concerned with looking after our bodies, ensuring our safe existence. Being locked in a cupboard is potentially dangerous as it prevents free access to food, water and oxygen so the subconscious will do everything it can to stop the chance of being locked in a confined space ever happening again. The fear of confined spaces is really fear of dying.

Unwanted behaviours are almost always associated with emotions which cause us to continue to express them. If the subconscious is there to look after you, then no-one would smoke or eat unhealthily as ultimately they can kill you. People often start smoking as teenagers due to ridicule through peer pressure; the act of lighting up and taking a drag is conveyed to be ‘big’ and therefore the smoker feels good. Over-eating or eating unhealthy food is again due to the emotional boost we got as children for ‘being a good boy/girl if you eat it all up’ and the negative blow to our self-esteem if we could not go out and play with our friends because we hadn’t eaten all of our tea up. Hypnotherapy is able to break these emotional ties so that we can become ex-smokers and develop a healthy relationship with food.