What is hypnotherapy and how does it work?

Hypnosis can be described a natural state of deep physical and mental relaxation. Whilst in this pleasant state the sub-conscious becomes receptive to positive messages, visualisation and effective communication. Hypnosis has been called a state of focused relaxation.

Hypnotherapy is completely different to stage hypnotism — in hypnotherapy you are in complete control at all times and cannot do nor reveal anything against your will.  You can come out of the hypnotic state at any time and are conscious throughout the session. No drugs are used  and you remain in full control , in a comfortable chair, at all times.
We all experience hypnosis on a daily basis without realising it. Those moments when we just “drift off”, daydream, or perform a task “on auto pilot” with realising we’re doing it.  All these are done when we are fully conscious and in control of ourselves.  Hypnosis is a perfectly natural state and something we all do on a regular basis.

Hypnotherapy is a serious and effective approach to overcoming blockages, psychological issues, and physical conditions. It has long been recognised by the British Medical Association and other medical bodies as an effective clinical tool. It aims to change habits, feelings or behaviour that is no longer wanted or is holding people back from achieving their goals. It is a form of psychological therapy which is used to achieve beneficial change.  Hypnotherapy is nothing like stage hypnotism or portrayals of hypnosis seen in films. There are no swinging watches, gimmicks or people doing silly things.

More information can be found on the following websites :

The General Hypnotherapy Register

National Council for Hypnotherapy