How hypnosis works
Hypnosis is a very pleasant and naturally occurring state of altered awareness. Much like that lovely state you slip into as you doze off to sleep or as you are naturally awakening. Some people describe it as being ‘in the zone’, similar to when you are completely absorbed in a book or movie where you are centrally focused and loose awareness of the external environment. Hypnosis is relaxing with both your mind and body to a naturally safe level that allows direct communication with the subconscious mind. The subconscious mind is the part of your mind that controls our body functions, it is also a vast storage facility for our memories and emotions. It is the part of our mind that asks no questions, has no perceptions, opinions or views and without the ability to distinguish between what’s right and wrong, true or false Hypnosis is able to restructure and redefine deep rooted emotions within the subconscious mind which in turn can facilitate change on a conscious level.
Who can be hypnotised?
Absolutely anyone can be hypnotised provided they are willing. Some people are concerned that they will loose control or be made to do things that they otherwise wouldn’t. It is reassuring to know that our subconscious mind (the part that is accessed during hypnosis) will always keep us safe and never allow us to do anything that is against our morals, ethics or good taste!
What is hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is using the hypnotic state for therapeutic benefit and is practiced by professionals who have undertaken study with a professional organisation to help people achieve their best potential. Check that your hypnotherapist is a member of a professional organisation such as the Australian Hypnotherapy Association.
What is hypnotherapy used for?
Hypnotherapy is used to effectively treat a very wide range of maladies, here are a few examples…anxiety, stress relief, public speaking, PTSD, fears & phobias, depression, weight loss, pain management, relaxation, surgery preparation, self esteem enhancement, learning challenges, habit changes, addictions.
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