What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a natural state of selective focused attention, also known as a trance, involving an enhanced capacity to respond to suggestion. It occurs naturally every day when you are engrossed in a good book, or a film, or when driving and you later realise that you cannot consciously remember every second of your journey.
What is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy uses the induction of a trance by a trained hypnotherapist who uses targeted positive suggestions to facilitate changes in behaviour or thought patterns, such as, unhelpful or harmful habits, phobias, or negative thinking. It is important to remember that you are always in control when in a trance and you cannot be made to do anything that you do not want to.
What is Psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy is an umbrella term, covering a range of therapeutic approaches. It usually involves talking to a therapist to work through psychological problems, to enable the client to gain insight into these and come with up more helpful ways of behaving or thinking.
What is Hypno-psychotherapy?
Hypno-psychotherapy is a multidisciplinary therapeutic approach using hypnotic techniques to enhance and reinforce psychotherapeutic interventions.
How does Hypnosis work?
Hypnosis is believed to work by allowing a state of consciousness where the analytic conscious mind is subdued, allowing the subconscious mind to be more alert and accessible. This is where our deep-seated beliefs, habits and behaviours are stored.
The conscious mind normally stands guard over any attempt to affect change on these. This is why it can be difficult to change our unhelpful habits or thoughts. Hypnosis is a natural and effective technique which allows the subconscious to accept positive suggestions for change or even to provide solutions to our problems.
Hypnosis has been shown to be effective for a wide range of psychological, behavioural and medical issues from anxiety, pain, phobias, smoking cessation to IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome).
The most important element for change is that the client is ready for change.
What can I expect in an appointment?
The first session is always a consultation, without hypnosis, to explore the issue you wish to address. Follow up sessions usually begin with talking therapy, exploring any new insights, goals or ideas since the week before. This is followed by a hypnotherapeutic session building on and reinforcing this. It is important to remember that Hypno-psychotherapy is based around the individual client so this format will adapt to serve the best interests of the client.
Where do I go from here?
If you have any questions, please get in touch either;
via the Contact page,
by email; Orla@devizeshypnotherapy.co.uk
or by telephone ; 07596116360.
If I am busy with another client the answerphone will take a message. I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Please be assured I am always happy to answer any questions you may have.