Hypnosis is a totally natural state of mind which can be induced by concentration on a single idea or focus. In a therapeutic setting hypnosis provides a powerful tool to access subconscious thought patterns and behaviours and resolve issues that lie beyond the capabilities of the conscious mind.
The deep state of relaxation and solution focused awareness offers a perspective for new insights and understanding to develop with the skillful help and support of the Hypnotherapist.
Modern hypnotherapy utilises the techniques of Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) skills amongst others and combines them with the trance state to assist people in making significant positive and beneficial changes within a relatively short period of time, helping to resolve unwanted habits and thought patterns at a subconscious level. Willpower is required and for the truly committed hypnotherapy may be an effective way to help you achieve your goals.
Hypnosis is not sleep it is a trance like state that you may be surprised to learn we experience several times a day. Perhaps you have driven along a familiar road and not remembered parts of the journey, or maybe you have been engrossed in a book or a film and haven't noticed when someone has called your name. If so you were in a trance like state at the time!
During hypnosis you will feel relaxed and calm and aware of everything around you. It is an extremely pleasant and enjoyable state which is very similar to daydreaming.
A Hypnotherapist cannot make a person do anything they do not want to or that they morally object to . You cannot get stuck in hypnosis and you can leave the state whenever you wish. You are in complete control at all times.