What is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is the use of hypnosis in a therapeutic settings. People are going into hypnotic trance all the time. In many ways, it is a perfectly natural state that we all experience at different times. Most car drivers experience periods of abstraction when they 'go into auto-pilot mode'. While driving down a familiar road, someone may 'come to' quite suddenly and realize that one has travelled several miles without any memory of having done so, detached from the outside world. Some people go into hypnotic state when watching a film, reading a book or some activity demanding close attention, and are able to delete the presence of other people or noise around them. Therefore, hypnosis is a state of trance achieved by relaxing the mind to a point where conscious behaviour stops. It is a very focused state to be in and normally,the focus is on the sound of the therapist's voice and words. During a hypnotic trance, no matter how absorbing or compelling the images filling the awarenes of yours, you remain alert to the outside world and can extract yourself instantaneously from the hypnotic experience at will.

Hypnosis is a tool with which we may influence many functions of the body, especially in terms of accessing and mobilizing healing processes. The suggestions made during hypnotic trance influence your thoughts, feelings and mood leading to a positive change in your patterns of thinking and behaving.

Hypnosis is normally preceded by a hypnotic induction technique followed by use of a wide variety of different forms of suggestions, which can be delivered in permissively or in a more authoritarian manner. The main role of hypnotic suggestions is one of post-hypnotic ones that are intended to trigger responses affecting behaviour for periods ranging from days to a lifetime in duration. The hypnotherapeutic suggestions are often repeated in multiple sessions before they achieve peak effectiveness.

Hypnosis is widely used to treat a variety of issues, such as:

  •  low self-esteem
  • low self-worth
  • low self-confidence
  • anxiety
  • panic attacks
  • stress
  • phobias
  • obssesive-compulsive disorders
  • insomnia
  • reduce pain
  • bad habbits
  • self-defeating behaviours
  • lose weight
  • give up smoking
  • eating disorders
"All hypnosis is like that, a state of abstraction from the outside world and absorption in your own thoughts and images, and like the experiences you have had before, can come aboout only through you. I cannot hypnotize you nor can anyone else. Only you can hypnotize yourself, and all I can do is to show you how to do it deliberately and then how you can use it to solve your problems". Hellmut W.A. Karle  
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