Hypnotherapy is a therapy using hypnosis not only to alleviate symptoms but also to uncover the root cause of the problem which can be corrected thus ensuring a complete and permanent cure. Because hypnosis is a deep state of relaxation your subconscious, which is the controller of all your automatic processes and reactions, can be contacted, we are able through suggestion help you make the changes you want to make.
The subconscious is enormous and very little is known about it, except that it contains all your emotions, and your emotions you do not control. So if you have a conflict between the conscious which contains your reason and logic and your subconscious which contains your emotions, your emotions will always win. If you have a psychosomatic disorder (a problem of the subconscious) the reason and logic part of the brain will be overridden by the emotional part of the brain, this is the reason why many people with say the fear of flying know it is one of the safest ways to travel but will say “I cannot help myself”.
All hypnosis is self hypnosis; it has to be, because it happens in your mind. It works through suggestion. When a child is born that child is born with a blank mind. And as he grows up he is subjected to suggestion from many areas of his life, be it from parents, teacher, family, friends even environment. And it is these suggestions and experiences which have an effect and influence on adult life.
By using suggestion we are able to reprogramme the brain in much the same way you would reprogramme a faulty hard drive in a computer. The brain consists of what we call units of mind power, and these units are scattered throughout the brain. In an ordinary state only a few of these units are affected by suggestion. In hypnosis all the units are focused together and are all affected.
After hypnosis, all the units are once more scattered but each one now carries a dose of the suggestion. As we have stated earlier all hypnosis is self hypnosis so the person in hypnosis will not accept any suggestions which they do not wish to accept, and if the therapist was to make a suggestion which was not conducive to the therapy the person would just open their eyes and the session would end.
Hypnosis has been shown over the years to be one of the most successful forms of therapy for a wide range of issues. Apart from the usual treatments such as Smoking Cessation and Weight Control hypnotherapy can be used for any of the following.
Stress Sports Performance Stammering High Blood Pressure
Fears/Phobias Exam Nerves Bed Wetting Pain Management
Surgical Preparation Shyness Sexual Issues Natural Childbirth
Past Life Issues
The list is almost endless. Because hypnosis works on the mind body connection hypnosis can be used to assist with other medical condition enabling the person to experience a better quality of life.