What is Hypnosis?
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Hypnotherapists have used hypnosis as a tool for positive change and healing for thousands of years. However with the advent of new tools and techniques, such as NLP and EFT, combined with hypnosis, people have found even more powerful effects and greater lasting benefits. There is much scientific evidence that backs the belief that hypnosis can powerfully use the mind to influence the body.
In the following video, Dr Gabor Mate talks about the mind/body connection. Dr Mate makes the case that there are important links between the mind and the immune system, based on medical studies and his own experience with chronically ill patients in the palliative care unit at Vancouver Hospital, where he was the Medical Co-ordinator for 7 years
Hypnosis is a state of deep physical and mental relaxation, while maintaining a state of heightened awareness. It is a natural state which most of us experience as we awaken – we are aware of sounds around us but can’t be bothered to move or open our eyes.
Hypnosis is not a therapy in itself; it is what takes place during hypnosis that holds the key to success. The purpose of entering into this relaxed state is to lower the threshold to the subconscious mind. This allows habits to be changed.
To attain this stage in the consulting room you’ll be given suggestions of progressive relaxation allowing you to relax completely, both physically and mentally (This is known as Suggestion Therapy). You remain fully conscious, aware of everything that is being said and you are in total control of the situation.
Improving human performance or addressing emotional difficulties always involves taking into account other psychological factors such as thought processes and the habits or repeated patterns of behaviour people already have.
Are there any people that can’t be hypnotised?
Generally speaking if you want to be hypnotised then you can be hypnotised. If you didn’t want to be hypnotised then your subconscious mind would put up so much resistance that there is no way you could relax enough to go ‘into’ hypnosis. We are working together; I am not going to do anything ‘TO’ you, just ‘WITH’ you.
The only exception to this would be someone with a learning disability as it would be unethical to make suggestions to someone who is not able to understand the full implications of those suggestions. The same applies to anyone under the influence of alcohol or non prescription drugs.