What is Hypnotherapy? 

No longer available online. Only inperson in my Dartyford office. Hypnotherapy, to understand it we need to define what hypnosis is.

Hypnosis is… “a relaxed state of mind that most of us seem to experience at one time or another, often occurring quite spontaneously and typically it can happen while day-dreaming, dropping off to sleep at night, or when simply absorbed in a good book or film. It is simply a very relaxed state, during which time, the critical factor of the mind is often reduced or suspended – although the mind itself and the thought processes therein, can often be found to be very active indeed”. (This is a definition was found some time ago so I am unable to acknowledge the author).

Did you realise you can even go into a hypnotic trance when you’re driving! How many times have you driven somewhere, completely safely, and wonder how you got there? You have little conscious recollection of the journey but you have still navigated the route with ease. This is similar to how hypnosis works.

Some important things to note about hypnosis:

  • I cannot make anyone say, think or do anything you do not wish to
  • You are in full control all the time – I cannot control you
  • If you really want something to change in hypnosis it will
  • You not asleep, (unless you just relax so much you actually fall asleep)
  • You are in a 'daydream' state. the same as when you get 'lost' in a book or watching a film and the rest of the world is 'tuned out'
  • It is impossible to get stuck in hypnosis. We can all come out of a daydream
  • Everyone is hypnotisable, so long as they allow them self to go with the flow and let it happen
  • People with strong minds who concentrate well are often the easiest to take into hypnosis. people without focus may find it les easy to follow
  • You already have the answers you are looking for – you just can’t access them consciously

Online hypnotherapy at work in the non-conscious mind 

Hypnosis works by recognising the importance of and utilising the non-conscious*, (usually called the unconscious or subconscious), mind. The non-conscious mind is a vast reservoir of an enormous amount of personal information and emotions. These are something which an individual is highly unlikely to have any form of conscious knowledge. The answer the client is seeking is there waiting to be utilised in this immense ocean of life knowledge.

The unconscious causes the conscious mind to think and react in the way it does to the stimuli of day to day existence. Problems arise when there are conflicting views between these parts of the mind on how they see or feel about situations or memories. This may happen all too easily. For instance, take arachnophobia, (a phobia of spiders) as a quite common example. By and large, the conscious mind knows that there is no real reason to be afraid of spiders in the UK. However; the unconscious mind has for an irrational reason attached a fear or dread to them. In this scenario the incredibly powerful unconscious fear overrides the conscious knowledge.

*Nonconscious; stands for something what's never conscious.

"The role of conscious mind is much more modest than thought before. It is certainly not a central processor but rather a set of peripheral devices, presenting the way we interact with the outside world. The actual bulk of the processing occurs in the nonconscious mind.

Our conscious minds work much more slowly than our nonconscious minds, and are overall less adept at processing information, less efficient at the task. The nonconscious mind therefore can be said to be more intelligent than the conscious mind.

Because the nonconscious mind is responsible for the bulk of our mental processing, it can also be said to be responsible for the development of a large part of our personality, tastes, talents, and so on. It determines, in essence, how we function as beings". Dr. Robert Williams

It is blindingly obvious that the place to make changes is not by conscious processing not in the nonconscious part of the brain.

What Online Hypnotherapy is…

“Hypnotherapy aims to address the client’s nonconscious mind which is faster and far better at sorting out problems. Hypnotherapy usually requires the client to be in a relaxed state of mind and body. The client’s imagination is utilised during a range of therapeutic processes which may include; storytelling, metaphors, NLP, direct and indirect suggestions to help create change.

In most cases there is no need to dig into the past and analyse a problem to eliminate it”. 

The online hypnotherapy I use online takes all the processes mentioned above and uses them in a therapeutic way to help you move away from problems very quickly. Much of the time I use Clinical Hypnotherapy.

Follow this LINK to comapre hypnotherapy to coaching.

I also use the extremely rapid and effective system - Flourish Therapy. Follow this LINK to find out more - watch the videos. This link is to my main site.

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