Hypnos Healing Therapies
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.
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.
Hypnotherapy allows you to release these harmful emotions. From every significant experience our subconscious mind records sounds, tastes, smells, feelings so you may feel stressed in certain situations and fail to understand that your senses have triggered those same feelings. When you go into self hypnosis in a Hypnotherapy session, you are in touch with your subconscious mind and you can make changes that make your life easier, more pleasant.
Daydreaming or meditation is very similar to the state we experience in hypnosis or hypnotherapy. It is a perfectly natural state of mind. All hypnosis is self hypnosis as no one can hypnotise you against your will. When I help you to go into self hypnosis in a hypnotherapy session, we work together to alter inappropriate and outdated beliefs and behaviour that is holding you back. I always use NLP with Hypnotherapy for greater effect, reinforcing new feelings, beliefs and behaviour patterns that are positive and life affirming. In hypnosis you are fully aware but deeply relaxed. Even in hypnotherapy, no one can make you do anything you don't want to do. This is nothing like stage hypnosis, where people act the fool for entertainment purposes. Many people who struggle to meditate find it much easier when they have experienced hypnosis. If you would like to turn your self hypnosis into meditation just let me know and I will give you all the information and tools you need.
Hypnosis is a relaxed, dreamy drowsy state of mind, like when you just wake up, or like daydreaming in a warm bath. The normal conscious brainwave is called Beta. This is when you are thinking or talking about everyday matters. When you go into meditation or Hypnosis, you slip into a deeper level of brainwaves called Alpha. The Theta brainwave state is equivalent to a light sleep. Delta is when you are in a deep sleep.
What Happens in a session of Hypnotherapy?
During a session of Hypnotherapy, we talk about your problems and work together to trace them to their origins. Often we can find new meaning or a new perception of an unhappy event, which enables you to move on in your life without feeling upset, fearful or panicky. Hypnotherapy is for your benefit and I simply assist you to learn self-hypnosis so that you can also practice it at home. You have a useful tool for the rest of your life. You will probably also leave with much more knowledge about yourself and the world, with techniques for self-empowerment and relaxation. Everyone is an individual with unique perceptions of the world but it is very common for clients to say that they never felt that they fitted in. A session will bring new light to this situation. The benefits of Hypnotherapy and hypnosis are many: reduced stress levels; lower blood pressure; steady heart rate; greater relaxation and self healing for the body.
Hypnosis is not always necessary if you have fears for example about loosing control. There are many alternative techniques, which may be used with or without Hypnotherapy such as Geneline Therapy, Theta Healing, Reference Point Therapy, NLP, (Neurolinguistic programming) or EFT, (Emotional freedom Therapy). Hypnotherapy with NLP enables you to leave the past behind and move forward in your life with more positive thoughts and behaviour patterns, bringing new light and happiness into your life.