Hypnotherapy is a therapeutic technique that uses hypnosis to induce a state of focused attention and increased suggestibility in individuals. Hypnosis is a naturally occurring state of consciousness that involves heightened concentration, focused attention, and a deep state of relaxation. During this state, individuals may be more open to suggestion and may experience changes in perception, memory, and behavior.

I use various therapeutic techniques to help you address various issues and reprogramme your subconscious mind by altering the deeply held negative beliefs into positive ones. Hypnotherapy can be applied in overcoming various challenges, such as:

Negative Behavioural Patters & Addictions: To modify negative behavioural patterns such as:

Stress and Anxiety: To reduce stress and anxiety by promoting relaxation and helping individuals manage their responses to stressors.

Fears and Phobias: To eliminate fears by helping individuals confront and reframe their responses to specific triggers. Agoraphobia, Fear of Heights, Arachnophobia and many more.

Pain Management: It’s sometimes used to alleviate pain, particularly chronic pain conditions, by influencing the perception of pain and promoting relaxation. It has become increasingly popular amongst mothers to be as a primer before giving birth making it a painless and even ecstatic experience.

Improving Sleep: Hypnotherapy can be employed to address sleep disorders and promote better sleep.

Enhancing Performance: Athletes, artists, and individuals in various fields may use hypnotherapy to enhance performance and overcome mental barriers.

How does it work ?

The hypnosis process typically begins with an induction phase where I guide you into a hypnagogic state using only my voice. This often involves relaxation techniques, deep breathing, and focused attention to create a trance-like state.

Altered State of Consciousness: In the hypnotic state, you experience a heightened focus and concentration, and your awareness may become more inwardly directed. Despite the popular misconception, people under hypnosis are not asleep or unconscious. They are fully aware of their surroundings and can choose to terminate the hypnotic state at any time. In this respect hypnosis is Not a ‘special state of altered consciousness ’ where one’s defences are neutralised allowing entry into one’s subconscious. It’s been proven that people respond to hypnotic suggestion even when they are alert and exercising for example.

Increased Suggestibility: In the hypnotic state, you may become more receptive to suggestions. I can provide you with positive suggestions and use various therapeutic techniques to address specific issues. These suggestions aim to influence thoughts, feelings, and behaviours in a positive and beneficial manner.

Therapeutic Techniques: I use a variety of techniques to help you achieve your therapeutic goals. These may include:

Is Hypnosis Safe?

Yes, hypnosis is generally considered safe when conducted by trained and qualified professional. When administered responsibly, hypnosis is a therapeutic technique with a long history of use for various purposes, including stress reduction, pain management, and behavior modification. I have over 10 years of experience practicing hypnosis with clients and abide by the code of ethics of EARTh ( Earth Association for Regression Therapy) of which I’m a professional member. You can read more about it here: https://earthassociation.org/code-of-conduct/

Here are some key points to consider regarding the safety of hypnosis:

1. Voluntary Participation

Hypnosis is a cooperative process and individuals cannot be forced into a hypnotic state against their will. People who are not willing or do not feel comfortable undergoing hypnosis are unlikely to enter a hypnotic trance.

2. Maintained Awareness

Contrary to common misconceptions, individuals in a hypnotic state remain aware of their surroundings and maintain a level of consciousness. They can choose to terminate the hypnotic state at any time.

3. Not Mind Control

Hypnosis does not involve mind control or manipulation. Individuals under hypnosis cannot be made to act against their values or morals.

4. Ethical Practices

I am a professional member of EARTh ( Earth Association for Regression Therapy) which is an accredited body and abide by its code of conduct. You can find out more about it here: https://earthassociation.org/code-of-conduct/

5. Screening for Suitability

As a responsible practitioner I conduct a thorough interview and assessment to determine the suitability of hypnosis for each individual client. Certain mental health conditions may require collaboration with other healthcare professionals.

6. Potential Risks

While hypnosis is generally safe, it may not be suitable for everyone. Individuals with certain mental health conditions, such as psychosis, ADHD or certain personality disorders, may not be good candidates for hypnosis. Additionally, people with a history of trauma may need careful consideration and a trauma-informed approach.

I recommend that for best results you should communicate openly and honestly with me about your circumstances and background, provide accurate information about your medical history and current state of well-being, and ask any questions you may have about the process. Hypnosis is a tool that, when used responsibly, can alleviate a wide range of issues and complaints and benefit you enormously.