Will hypnosis really work?
Hypnosis is scoffed at by many – the picture of a swinging pocket watch and the phrase ‘you are feeling sleepy… very sleepy’ is what springs to mind when anyone hear the word ‘hypnosis’. Either that or they associate it with being made to do degrading things like clucking like a chicken. Far from being a type of amusement, real hypnosis, or ‘hypnotherapy’ as I prefer to call it, provides individuals with the opportunity to escape damaging habits, like overindulging or cigarettes, through using the unconscious mind. Yet, it’s sensible to ask ‘Hypnotherapy – can it work?’ if you’re seriously considering trying it out for yourself. Since there is much confusion about this kind of hypnotic treatment, it’s important for you to learn about the way it can help and what results it can bring.
Just how does it work?
The hypnotherapist will help you change deep-rooted beliefs, perceptions and practices by guiding you to access your subconscious and embedding more appropriate and beneficial solutions. Unlike the conscious mind, which only remembers a modest amount of what we experience, the subconscious mind takes note of just about everything, mostly without us knowing about it. It is like a massive data base which has our life experiences stored on it and we are living via those experiences. Whether those experiences happened last week or 20 years ago – they are relevant to here and now. Hypnotherapy works by being able to access these hidden experiences and views to make new, healthier beliefs and habits.
As opposed to the popular notion, hypnotherapists tend not to put people to sleep. What basically takes place is that the individual is guided into a condition of profound relaxation. It’s like turning off your ‘stress button’. Imagine that – for 45 minutes or so feeling in a wonderful state of relaxation.
Some clients don’t even realise that they became so relaxed until they’re brought back into a fully alert state of mind and they realise they felt quite difference, in a very positive way. From time to time clients really do not even feel as though their mental state has been changed at all, as awareness of everything around them such as the hypnotherapist’s voice or sounds from outside remain consistent through the entire treatment. In spite of this, men and women are typically surprised by the amount of time that has passed in their session, as an individual’s sensation of time is altered whilst in a hypnotic state of relaxation.
Life changing effects
Countless clients have had life-changing outcomes through utilising a hypnotic approach, typically highly recommending it to other people for issues including smoking, problem behaviours, unhappiness, stress and anxiety, excess weight, sleeping disorders, depression plus more. Numerous celebrities have also benefited from visiting a hypnotherapist for a variety of problems; including Matt Damon, Jack Dee, Sophie Dahl and Simon Cowell.
A hypnotic approach is by no means a fad therapy phenomenon with no real worth – during the 1890’s, the British Medical Association commissioned an appraisal to ascertain the nature and effects of hypnosis: “The Committee are of opinion,” they reported, “that as a therapeutic agent hypnotism is frequently effective in relieving pain, procuring sleep, and alleviating many functional ailments [i.e. psycho-somatic complaints and anxiety disorders].” Einstein is even believed to have used it!
With admiration for hypnosis spanning over 100 years, plus so many satisfied customers, this solution offers a successful solution to countless different issues.
Ann is an experienced and highly successful hypnotherapist working from Guernsey registered on the General Hypnotherapy Register. She uses her skills from hypnotherapy to Emotional Freedom Technique to help people overcome many issues including anxiety, depression, insomnia, health, weight and eating issues and confidence issues. Ann works in a unique way often by combining therapies tailoring sessions specifically for the individual.