Hypnotherapy is much more than Hypnosis, but what is hypnosis? “Hypnosis is a natural everyday phenomenon used to communicate with the unconscious and update it, so that the clients’ own resources can be utilised to solve their problems.” You could say that we have two minds, the conscious mind and the subconscious mind. The conscious mind is in control of everyday thinking and actions, like deciding what to buy, what to do next and how to get there. The subconscious or body mind controls the automatic function of the body, the immune system, self healing, the heart rate, the filing of information in the mind and much more. The conscious mind only works when we are awake but the subconscious mind functions even when we are asleep, sometimes giving us dreams as it sorts information or tries to alert us. Hypnosis is deep relaxation that connects with the subconscious mind.
healing Our subconscious mind holds all of our experiences and memories. This is so that we can learn from experiences and stay safe. It is the experiences and information gathered in our past that creates our expectations, beliefs and behaviour patterns- positive or negative, helpful or unhelpful. For example if you have had a difficult childhood with uncaring parents, you may understand that you are unlovable and worthless. You may be unable to experience loving relationships because you have never felt this love as a child and don't know how to recognise it. If you have had abuse as a child, you are likely to experience many negative feelings like guilt, anger, shame and hatred. These feelings again will impact upon your future relationships as the negative feelings take control.