Janet has a diploma in hypnotherapy and is experienced in the practice of hypno-psychotherapy.
What is hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is the use of hypnosis to heal…..(very different to stage hypnosis which is used to entertain)
How does it work?
Hypnotherapy attempts to address an individual’s subconscious mind, using the power of suggestion for beneficial change. A hypnotherapist uses hypnosis to give relevant, positive beneficial suggestions to help an individual bring about the change they desire in terms of how they think, feel and behave.
What is it like?
A hypnotic state is not the same as sleep (the individual will still have awareness and control), it is is a different state of consciousness from being awake or asleep, and many people compare the deep, relaxed state of hypnosis to daydreaming: 90% of us experience this several times a day- noticeable when we are comfortable, relaxed and the mind is focusing on one thing.
During hypnosis, the therapist will enable you to relax as deeply and is comfortable for you. In this way you will be focusing in such a way that the conscious mind is bypassed whilst the subconscious is highly accessible and compliant. The subconscious mind has enormous influence over the way we think, feel and behave , so it makes sense that working on this level will be most beneficial in effectively treating a wide range of behavioural, psychological and medical conditions.
How effective is it?
- The NICE guidelines and BMA have approved it as an effective therapy either on its own or combined with other talking therapies such as counselling and CBT to access our inner potential and promoting health and well being.
- 90% of individuals are able to experience hypnosis
- 85% will experience positive change, symptom relief and personal growth.
- Many experience long term or even permanent positive change.
Please note : it`s important for an individual to consult their GP before approaching a hypnotherapist if they suffer from clinical depression, epilepsy or schizophrenia.