How does hypnosis work?

Hypnosis uses the power of direct positive suggestion to create surprising changes in people’s thinking whilst they are in a trance state.

Our conscious minds are the weaker part of our brains and unfortunately this is believed to be where our willpower and temporary memory sits. When we want to make changes we need to access the more powerful part of our brain – the unconscious mind. This is where long term memory, imagination, creativity and habits are thought to reside. A hypnotherapist will use induction techniques to bypass the critical factor of the conscious mind. Whilst few clinical trials have taken place as proof, it appears that accessing the more powerful aspects of our unconcious mind can help us to make long lasting changes.

Hypnosis is used for lots of common problems and also in business with improving confidence, assertiveness and self esteem, and for example, in making presentations.

Some of the conditions it is used to treat are listed below: 

  • Addictions
  • Blushing
  • Bruxism
  • Confidence, self esteem, assertiveness
  • Depression
  • Dermatitis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Exam preparation
  • Fear
  • Gastro-intestinal disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Infertility
  • Medical Treatment
  • Migraine
  • Motivation
  • Panic attacks
  • Pain control
  • Phobias
  • Pre-surgery Prep
  • Presentation Skills
  • Snoring
  • Sports Performance Enhancement
  • Trauma
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