Hypnosis

What is Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy is therapy done in hypnosis. Hypnosis is actually a very natural state of mind. Its like the wonderful feeling of yourself, lying on your sofa, and being so comfortable and relaxed. At this time, with the help of a trained therapist, you will be able to focus more attention or visualize yourself becoming healthier, more confident or whatever it is that you want to be.

This does not mean that the entire therapy is done in hypnosis. Half of the time, the therapist will engage in conversation with you to assess your issues and collaborate with you to find a solution and a goal. In hypnosis, the therapist will guide you to make those solutions and goals work for you by ultilising the power of your own mind.

During a hypnotherapy session, your therapist does not hypnotise you; rather they serve as a coach to guide you in that state because hypnosis is a natural occuring state. How many times have you driven your car to work, only to realise that suddenly you reached your destination without being consciously aware of the journey or which turns you made? Have you ever watched a move and enjoyed yourself so much so that you forgotten that you are in a cinema with 30 other people? Hypnosis feels something like that.

Hypnotherapy is actually a two way process. It is a professional relationship between the therapist and the client. Both parties have to co-operate with each other before one can be put it the hypnotic state. Remember, while in hypnosis, no one can make you do things that you do not want to do. Hypnosis for the helping profession and stage hypnosis are two separate fields.

Misconceptions of hypnosis

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Simple steps for self hypnosis

Hypnosis is a tool that can help one to achieve their desires and goals. It helps you to access the power of your subconscious mind. In fact, all hypnosis is self hypnosis.

When you practice self hypnosis, you change your thoughts and beliefs (along with your energy) about who you are, you give yourself the opportunity to transform your life! 

  1. Go to a quiet room and sit in any comfortable chair or couch. Although some people prefer to lie down, you are more susceptible to sleep than when sitting up.
  2. Make sure you are not going to be disturbed for at least half an hour.
  3. Close your eyes and start to get rid from your mind of any feelings of fear, stress, or anxiety. When you begin, you might find it difficult not to think. But it would become better over time.
  4.  Recognize the tension in your body. Beginning with your toes, imagine the tension slowly falling away from your body and vanishing. Visualize each part of your body becoming lighter and lighter as the tension is removed.
  5. Take slow, deep breaths.
  6. Appreciate the fact that you are now extremely relaxed.
  7. Say positive statements to in your mind. 2 or 3 times should be enough
  8. Give yourself a few moments before opening your eyes. Allow yourself about 2 – 3 minutes to enjoy the relaxation process. Take your time getting up. Tell yourself "Wide awake, Wide awake". This will put your mind back in the conscious state.