How Does Hypnotherapy Work?
If you’re not familiar with how hypnotherapy works, you probably have lots of questions about what it actually is and how it can transform the way you feel and behave.
Hypnotherapy combines deep relaxation techniques with positive suggestions to encourage change at a subconscious level, which enables your brain to take suggestions on board. With hypnotherapy, you’re retraining your brain and reframing how you feel. It’s a way to intentionally train your brain to focus on what you want, rather than focusing on what you don’t want, and this can have a significant impact on how you experience life going forwards.
During hypnosis, you enter a trance-like state, which is perfectly natural and very safe. You’ve probably never realised that you drift into trance several times each day – when you’re so engrossed in a TV show that you forget where you are, or when you are on a long car journey and you can’t remember part of the route.
Hypnosis is nothing to be afraid of and, despite what you might have heard, it’s definitely not mind control. Contrary to the popular myth, I cannot turn you into a chicken (even if you want me to…) or encourage you to do anything that your subconscious mind isn’t fully on board with!
Visualisation techniques are a really powerful part of hypnosis and my job as a hypnotherapist is to help you to switch your thoughts around and assist you in visualising a crystal clear picture of what you want your preferred future to look like.
I help you to visualise a future version of yourself where your best hopes are realised, and the problem is no longer there. Since the brain doesn’t know the difference between imagination and reality, visualising what you want to achieve in great detail, increases the likelihood that it will actually happen.
But visualising, without taking action, isn’t going to get you very far – it’s just wishful thinking. If you want to make changes in your life, you actually have to do something about it. So, the next step is to break down your goals into small achievable steps each week, which will make it easier to make your vision a reality.
Hypnotherapy can completely revolutionise the way you feel and help you to create the positive resilient mindset you deserve. A future in which you are a calmer, more confident version of yourself, and one where you feel strong and empowered and ready to thrive in the next chapter.