When most people think of hypnosis they often think of stage hypnosis. This is usually entertainment hypnosis – that is why it is on TV! To make the audience laugh and enjoy themselves, participants are made to do funny things on stage that they would never normally do. Hence, whenever I tell someone that I am a hypnotherapist, I often get the same response: “Ooooh I won’t look into your eyes..”This usually starts a discussion on what hypnosis is and isn’t…..
So, let me clarify what hypnotherapy is. Hypnotherapy is when hypnosis is used for therapy purposes. Therefore the process and results are rather different to stage hypnosis!
Milton Erickson was one of the most famous hypnotists and helped many people with his findings and work. He said that when there is a misalignment between our subconscious and our conscious mind, that is when we have conflict and challenges. Hypnosis is thus used to access the subconscious part of our mind once the trance state is achieve, when the mind and body is extremely relaxed. The subconscious is then given instructions on whatever topic it needs to realign itself with the conscious part of the mind. This could be to either stop smoking, lose weight, or stay calm, be brave, and so on …
The whole process is not at all dangerous and there is absolutely no form of kind control or brain washing as some people suspect! If anything, it is an amazingly relaxing and soothing therapy.
Whatever your challenge is, give it a go with an open mind (pun intended 🙂 ) and just enjoy your way to making some deep and powerful changes that your life may well need.
I have a Diploma in Hypnotherapy and am registered with the General Hypnotherapy Register and also the CNHC was set up with government support to protect the public by providing a UK voluntary register of complementary health practitioners. CNHC’s register is also approved as an Accredited Register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (PSA), a body accountable to Parliament. Government recommends that when people are looking for a health practitioner who is not regulated by law, they only consult a practitioner on an Accredited Register such as CNHC’s. General Medical Council guidance to doctors confirms they can refer patients to practitioners on Accredited Registers.