What is Hypnosis ?
Hypnosis is an artificially induced state of relaxation or altered attention, characterised by heightened suggestibility. It is a state of restful alertness, a person may experience deeply focused concentration. The person can be relatively unaware of, but not completely blind to, his or her surroundings, and he or she may be more open to suggestion. It is considered to be a type of complementary therapy.
Hypnotherapy is the application of clinical hypnosis as used within a therapeutic setting. It can be used to relieve stress-related conditions such as insomnia and hypertension, or to break health-damaging habits or addictions. It is also an effective method of modifying behaviour, overcoming self limiting beliefs and negative thinking. It can be used as an adjunct to psychotherapy.
Applicable Conditions for Hypnotherapy –
Stress & related conditions, Performance anxiety, Phobias, Weight issues, Eating disorders, Pain control,Tension Headaches, Nail Biting, Enurises ( bed wetting ) Insomnia, Studies / integration, Driving Test anxiety, IBS, Guilt, Blushing, Stop Smoking ( one session ) Habit breaking, Teeth Grinding, Overcoming Self Limiting Beliefs, OCD, Anger, PTSD, Bereavement,Confidence Building. Sports Performance.
People cannot be hypnotised against their own will, it should be noted that even in a hypnotic state, people have the ability to reject any of the suggestions given in hypnosis if they are not appropriate.
Under certain circumstances it may be necessary to obtain permission to contact your G.P or Health care Professional before commencement of any treatment. There are a number of circumstances where hypnosis is not recommended. This is discussed during the intial consultation when a client questionnaire is completed prior to the first session.
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