Hypnotherapy is not a magical thing, it is not attributed to a select few who can place you under their spell. Hypnotherapy is not a stand-alone therapy in its true sense.
Hypnotherapy is a therapeutic tool used by psychologists, psychotherapist and various other practitioners to help individuals change certain aspects of their life. This is the simplest explanation of what hypnotherapy is and what it is not.
Now that we have got that out of the way I will explain how hypnotherapy works and how it may help you.
How hypnotherapy works
Firstly, it’s important to know that the state known as hypnosis is a natural state that we all enter on a regular basis. When you are absorbed in a good book or when you are driving on automatic mode you are entering that state of hypnosis.
With this in mind, it’s perfectly acceptable to be able to induce this state of mind in order to use it in a positive way. This is what a hypnotherapist does. By relaxing the client using very calming language punctuated with subtle suggestions, this then allows access to the subconscious mind. Once the client is totally relaxed and in the state of hypnosis the hypnotherapist can help the client make the necessary changes needed.
Throughout this whole process the client is in total control and at no point can the therapist make you do anything or accept anything that you do not want.
How hypnotherapy can help you
There are many reason why people turn to hypnotherapy for help, and most people will get the results they want. However, there are some key ingredients which help the success rate.
Firstly, the relationship between the client and therapist is of paramount importance. If you don’t feel comfortable with the therapist for whatever reason, then this will hinder the work.
Once you have rapport with each other then the client needs to be very clear as to what they are seeking from hypnotherapy and to be able to translate this to the therapist.
Once this is in place the rest is a back and forth process between client and therapist.
Some common reasons why individuals turn to hypnotherapy:
- Public speaking
- Weight loss
- Stopping smoking
- Panic attacks
- Sleep issues