What is Hypnotherapy?
We have all heard or spoken of someone being “in a trance” meaning being so focused on a train of thought, activity or task that the person becomes almost oblivious to their surroundings, other voices, external sounds etc
Have you ever spoken to someone who had that ‘far away’ look in their eyes, and found they didn’t seem to hear you? It was because that person was in a mild state of trance.
It happens when driving too. Have you ever driven somewhere and are so used to that particular journey that you seem to be on auto pilot? When you arrive you realize that you can’t remember much of the journey, and yet you did everything you needed to do in order to arrive safely at your destination. This is another example of being in trance state.
Trance is a naturally occurring state – one that we pass in and out of many times every day.
A hypnotherapist is a skilled guide who takes a subject into a state of trance. The key word here is “guide”, for this is not some mystical power that the hypnotherapist possesses, as portrayed so often in movies or TV shows, but rather a natural ability the client already has.
There are different depths of trance but for many therapeutic purposes only a light state of trance is needed to make changes. Not only is trance a natural and harmless state, it is also very relaxing and pleasant.
Hypnotherapy is a gentle but effective therapy that has many applications. Some of these include curing phobias, helping with anxiety, gaining confidence, dealing with past events that may continue to have a debilitating effect, stopping smoking, changing our relationship with food, discovering what we really want from life, tapping into hidden resources and much more.
You may simply wish to experience hypnotic trance just to enjoy a deeply calming and relaxing experience of detachment.
Whatever your needs, contact me to arrange a session, or to find out more about what hypnotherapy can do for you.
Click here to read Popular Misconceptions about Hypnosis.