What can it help with?
Whilst not a panacea for all ills, hypnotherapy can be an effective treatment method for a great many problems where psychological factors are involved. Some of the more common areas we are consulted about include:
There are many more that hypnotherapy can help with, so if you can't see what you're looking for in that list, just give us a call and ask.
We believe in working together with conventional medicine to achieve the best results for our clients, and we may therefore ask you to consult with your medical doctor for any problems where physical factors may be involved.
Hypnosis itself is unlikely to provide a relief of symptoms, whatever those symptoms might be. It is the therapy - hypnotherapy - which is carried out within the hypnotised state that is important. It takes two entirely different forms:
You may rest assured that only the therapy that is right for you will be used.
What is Hypnosis?
There are many fears and misunderstandings about the use of hypnosis and hypnotherapy, and the myths and mystery that surround it are totally undeserved. The rest of this page will help to reassure you that what happens is very normal, certainly non-magical, with generally predictable results.
Hypnosis is usually induced by the use of the therapist's voice, though you are unlikely to actually feel hypnotised. There is no such thing as a 'hypnotised feeling', though many people find their senses to be far more alert than usual - you will certainly not 'lose control' at any time, nor can you be manipulated in any way.
There is no form of unconsciousness and nobody can be made to do anything that they do not want to do; a person in hypnosis is aware of everything happening around them, aware of themselves and their therapist, and will retain a full and accurate memory of everything afterwards.
Hypnosis, a totally natural phenomenon, is simply a very comfortable and relaxed state during which it is quite easy to converse sensibly with the therapist. Almost anyone can enter the hypnotic state easily, with the exceptions of the truly mentally subnormal, very young children, and anybody under the influence of hard drugs or very large quantities of alcohol. It is inconceivable that any harm could befall anybody in this pleasant state.
This is a reliable and safe therapeutic technique which is centuries old and is recognised by many branches of orthodox medicine as a valuable alternative to drugs, to accelerate healing, and to help combat pain.
Some of the links above will take you to the Help Pages for 7 Ways and 7 Days. This is a new website and forum providing free help with emotional difficulties and psychological problems. June Hale is a Resident Therapist on this site.
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Much of the information on this page was reproduced courtesy of (and with kind permission of) Terence Watts at his Hypnosense site (simply because I don't believe in re-inventing the wheel!).