What is hypnosis?

Being in hypnosis is likened to being in a body that is totally relaxed with a calm, clear, tension free mind.

Despite its name hypnosis is not a state of sleep, infact it’s quite the opposite. Scientists have tested the brainwave patterns of hypnotised subjects using electroencephalograms (EEG). Within the state of hypnosis the human brain emits Alpha waves indicating a state of mental alertness with physical relaxation.
The types of brainwaves emitted during the sleep state are completely different. In true sleep our brains emit Delta waves.   

The state of hypnosis is perfectly natural and we all enter hypnosis at least three times per day. Have you ever found yourself?

  • Staring into space
  • Daydreaming
  • Feeling the monotony of something making you drowsy
  • Getting so absorbed in a book or TV programme that you did not hear someone call your name
  • Driving along in a car and realising that you haven’t noticed anything for a while

If you can answer “yes” to any of the above then you have infact experienced a light state of hypnosis.

A clinical hypnotherapist simply guides you into a very pleasant, relaxed state where you are comfortably detached from everyday life. Your inner concentration can then be focused on positive goals that you wish to achieve.

In the case of an emergency you would immediately leave the state of hypnosis as you are always in control of your mind. Hypnosis is a voluntary, co-operative state that only you choose to enter or leave whenever you want to. You are always in control of self and if something was suggested that was dangerous or offensive you would simply refuse to comply.

The state of hypnosis brings about feelings of calm and relaxation. However, it’s when “therapy” is applied whilst you are in the state of hypnosis that positive, beneficial change can really take place.

If you would like further information about hypnosis and hypnotherapy please do not hesitate to contact me either by telephone or email.


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