There are many misconceptions around Hypnotherapy, people tend to believe that they are placed in a vulnerable situation and may be made to do silly things that they have no recollection over later, this is only true in stage shows. Hypnotherapy is a form of therapy that uses suggestion to encourage positive change in a person, it is a method of communicating with your sub-conscious mind (the boss) which bypasses the conscious mind (the bodyguard). Using guided relaxation, intense concentration, and focused attention to achieve a heightened state of awareness, (this is also referred to as being in Trance), a naturally occurring state, where everything around is blocked out or temporarily ignored.
Benefits of Hypnotherapy
Hypnotherapy can assist in many ways; here are a few listed below.
- Changing behaviour patterns
- Sleep patterns
- Stopping smoking
*Don’t use hypnotherapy if you have psychosis or certain types of personality disorder, as it could make your condition worse.