What is Hypnotherapy ?


Hypnosis is a natural state of focused attention ( a bit like zoning out) and has been recognized for thousands of years and used for many purposes. The ability to enter this unique state of focused attention opens the door to countless possibilities for healing, self-exploration and change. 

Hypnosis is characterised by a state of relaxation, which individuals allow themselves to enter so that desired, beneficial suggestions may be given directly to the part of the mind known as the subconscious. Under hypnosis,the conscious, rational part of the brain is temporarily bypassed, making the subconscious part (which influences mental and physical functions) receptive to therapy. A person may have beliefs and behaviours that limit their everyday life. During hypnosis, when concentration is focused these thoughts and behaviours can be changed allowing them to view their world differently and reach their full potential.

Misconceptions about hypnosis

  • Hypnosis does not mean being asleep.

  • Being hypnotised does not mean somebody will take control over you. 

  • You are in control ALL of the time.

  • Some people fear they might disclose their deepest thoughts in hypnosis – that will not happen unless you choose to.

  • There are no side effects – you cannot get ‘stuck’ in a hypnotic state.

  • ‘I cannot get hypnotised’ – this is a false statement, everybody can be hypnotised; absolutely everybody. 

  • You can hear the therapist’s voice in a ‘normal’ way and stay aware of your surroundings.

  • Clinical hypnotherapy bears no resemblance to stage or comedy hypnosis.

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