What is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is safe, and it may not be exactly what you think it is. It is not a way for me to get you to do something you do not want to do; although if you agree that what I am saying is right for you, your unconscious might go along anyway. It is a way to align your conscious and unconscious minds so that you are able to make rapid changes in your life – in simple terms it’s like an altered state of consciousness. It is important to know that your unconscious mind is there to protect and serve you.
Hypnosis is a little like daydreaming, and a lot like when you are focused on something like a good movie or book and someone calls your name but you are so engrossed in the movie or book you don’t hear them at first, but they persist and you finally hear them and respond.
The mind is powerful, and you have more control than you think
Your conscious mind is the part of your mind that is responsible for logic and reasoning and controls all the actions that you decide to take. It communicates to the outside world through speech, pictures, writing, physical movement, and thought.
The conscious mind is also known to be the gate-keeper for the mind. If someone tried to present you with a belief that does not match your belief system, your conscious mind will filter that belief and discard it so that it won’t stay in your mind.
Your unconscious mind stores of all memories and past experiences, even those you may have consciously forgotten and are no longer important to you. It’s from these memories and experiences that your beliefs, habits, and behaviors are formed. It communicates through feelings, emotions, imagination, sensations, and dreams.
So your conscious mind is a bit like the captain of a ship standing on the bridge giving out orders. In reality it’s the crew in the engine room below deck (the unconscious mind) that carry out the orders. The captain may be in charge of the ship and give the orders but its the crew that actually guides the ship, all according to what training they had been given over the years to best do so.
Positive things can happen with Hypnosis, and throughout our session I will be making some positive suggestions to begin to help you bring change in the way you want it to. These changes can take time as your sub-consciousness adapts to a new way of doing things.
Hypnotherapy can also be very relaxing and most likely you will hear everything that I say, or you may not remember everything but that is ok. You may be distracted by noises outside of the room, its perfectly ok to let your mind wander, as your unconscious mind will pick up what it needs to.
At Mind Calm we use a blend of all therapies (NLP, CBT, and Hypnotherapy) to help our clients bring about the change they want to see.
It’s hard to find a field that hasn’t used hypnosis successfully, everything from quitting smoking to IBS.
Hypnotherapy can help with a number of different symptoms – here are just a few.
- Depression (under support and guidance of your GP
- Bad habits (nail biting, smoking)
- Compulsive behaviour
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Eating disorders
- Weight loss
At Mind Calm we use a blend of different therapies (hypnotherapy, CBT, NLP) to help you. Please note that results vary from person to person.