How Hypnosis Works

The hypnotic state is an optimum state for making changes in your life. During hypnosis you can set aside limiting beliefs that may have been preventing you from moving toward a more healthy and happier you.

Hypnosis is a natural state of mind, sometimes mistakenly thought of as sleep, unconsciousness or losing control. It is thought to work by altering our state of consciousness in such a way that the analytical left-hand side of the brain is turned off, while the non-analytical right-hand side is made more alert. This is often referred to as 'focused awareness' and it describes where the conscious control of the mind is inhibited, and the subconscious mind awoken. The subconscious mind is far more powerful than the conscious mind. It 'tape records' all experiences, emotions, past events which have been suppressed, repressed or forgotten by the conscious mind. The subconscious can access facts, information, causes of feelings, behaviours and attitudes; these can be strengthened and changed according to the client's needs. Since the subconscious mind is a deeper-seated, more instinctive force than the conscious mind, this is the part which has to change for the patient's behaviour and physical state to alter.

For example, a patient who consciously wants to overcome their fear of flying may try everything they consciously can to do it, but will still fail as long as their subconscious mind retains this terror and prevents the patient from succeeding. Progress can only be made be reprogramming the subconscious so that deep-seated instincts and beliefs are abolished or altered.

Clinical hypnotherapy is the use of hypnosis as a conduit for therapy.

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