What is Hypnosis like?

You my not be aware of this by we actually all experience the Hypnotic state in our everyday lives.

Have you ever driven to well known place such as home or work and not remembered anything about the journey? Or have you been so engrossed in a book that you have not been conscious of time passing? If so, you’ve been in a state of focused attention which is not unlike the feeling of being Hypnotised.

During Hypnosis, you will be guided into a similar state of focused attention and this means that beneficial suggestions can be directed towards your subconscious mind.

What Hypnosis is

Hypnosis is simply a state of focused attention. In this relaxed state, your mind is more responsive to suggestion. In a therapeutic setting, the suggestions are designed to be beneficial to help you change unhelpful thought patterns.

Clients often comment about how “ordinary” Hypnosis feels. You can often hear everything that is being said whilst in a deeply relaxed state. In fact, you could think of it as guided daydreaming.

What Hypnosis isn’t

What is the image you get in your mind when you think about Hypnosis? Clucking like a chicken? Eating a raw onion? Doing a strip tease? Contrary to the image portrayed in films, books and the media, Hypnosis does not involve the therapist taking control of your mind.

No one can Hypnotise you against your will. Nobody can make you do anything you do not want to. Your subconscious mind will simply reject any suggestion that is inappropriate for you.