What is Hypnosis?
Being hypnotised is a difficult experience to describe because it is unique for every person. The common idea of hypnosis being relaxation, or a type of relaxatherapy, this is a common misconception.
Hypnosis is something else, and difficult to understand until you have been hypnotised yourself.
What is it like to be Hypnotised?
The easiest way to explain hypnosis is probably best in my client’s own words.
- “It is not what I expected”
- “Enlightening, and mind blowing. I feel more focused”
- “You are in total control”
- “I’ve never felt so physically and mentally relaxed!”
- “You are aware of everything but just don’t care”
- “Truly breathtaking and is almost magical”
Why I Use Clinical Hypnosis
We can become programmed to act and react in certain ways, without realising why we are doing it. Most of the time you make a decision to do something and then do it. Sometimes you seem to stop yourself, it can feel like a part of you is holding you back. Your mind is powerful. If you fight it you will lose but there is a different way.
Learn to work with it. I use hypnosis because it is the tool that allows this to become possible. The subconscious mind does everything you don’t think about, habits, behaviours and that feeling you get that just seem to happen. Your mind is being programmed every day by your family, friends, the media, advertisers and marketers – usually without your knowledge! Being hypnotised can help you change those habitual ways of thinking so you don’t feel or act in the same way.
The subconscious mind – friend or foe?
Your mind is powerful, too powerful for you to fight. That is the reason why will power and reason don’t usually work, or why good intentions do not last. Your subconscious mind was not part of the process and not in agreement with the change. We all have this programming inside us, it can influence everything we do, from our thoughts, habits and feelings. We do what we subconsciously want to do. We act react in certain ways, no matter how illogical or irrational they may seem.
We need to persuade your mind to change
If you want to understand why you do what you do, or why it is you haven’t been to sort out the problem out yourself the answer is simple. You cannot bypass your own logical and rational mind and get into your own subconscious mind without help. I can’t and I have been using hypnosis for years. The only way to achieve this is with someone helping you to bypass the logical conscious mind and go directly to the real power inside you – your subconscious mind.
Information you need to know when approaching Hypnotherapy
Stage hypnosis is real but it is a process that uses carefully selected and tested volunteers who want to participate in the show. Stage hypnosis is not the same as clinical hypnotherapy.
Every hypnotherapist is different and has their own skills and experience. It is not the hypnotherapy that makes the difference for you – it is the person using it.
Hypnosis works, if you find a hypnotherapist that is right for you – your life will change for the better. It can help you improve your health, happiness and achieve success in life. You do need to find a qualified professional, who is right for you and then allow the process to happen. It really could change your life for the better. You can read more about hypnotherapy and hypnosis on Wikipedia but remember there is only one way to truly understand it for yourself and that is to try it!