What is Hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is a form of psychotherapy in which the subconscious mind is accessed and reprogrammed to solve problems such as coping with stress and breaking bad habits. It combines cognitive therapeutic counselling techniques with subconscious healing techniques.

When the patient is under hypnosis, their mind and body are put into a heightened state of learning which makes them more susceptible to suggestions for self-improvement or behaviour modification. The goal of hypnotherapy is to harmonise the subconscious and conscious minds to give the person a greater control over their emotions and behaviour.

How Does Hypnotherapy Work?

 Hypnotherapy quiets the conscious mind to allow the unconscious mind to focus deeply on the issue at hand. In order to do this, the person is placed in a hypnotic state where they are deeply relaxed and willing to face their self-limiting thoughts and feelings.

Most hypnotherapists use a series of calming messages to reassure the client that under a hypnotic state, they can face their issues objectively without having a panic attack.

Then, the hypnotherapist will make gentle suggestions to the client for behaviour changes that can help overcome the issue. They may also teach certain cognitive-behavioural coping skills to confront these issues.

What are the Benefits of Hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy gives you the power to control your mind to achieve a healthy life. It helps you transform deep-seated thinking patterns, behaviours and emotions that are stored in your subconscious mind and influence different areas of your life. Hypnosis techniques and motivation from a qualified hypnotherapist can help to address a wide range of physical and psychological issues, including:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bad habits
  • Weight loss
  • Addictions such as drinking, smoking, gambling, etc.
  • Low self-esteem
  • Preparation for childbirth
  • Chronic pain
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Slow academic progress
  • Bed wetting
  • Test anxiety
  • Fears and phobias
  • Low self-confidence
  • Poor memory
  • Lack of motivation
  • Nail biting
  • Grief
  • Insomnia
  • Chronic pain
  • Performance anxiety
  • Premenstrual tension
  • Sexual problems
  • Poor sporting performance
  • Smoking cessation
  • Stress management