A HEIGHTENED STATE OF AWARENESS
Hypnosis, also referred to as hypnotherapy, is an induced trance-like state in which one has heightened focused attention, reduced peripheral awareness, and an enhanced capacity to respond to suggestion.
Hypnosis is usually, at least initially, achieved with the help of a therapist often using verbal repetition and mental imagery.
When in a hypnotic state, one usually feels calm and relaxed and more receptive to positive and beneficial suggestions. Totally aware of everything that is going on around you whilst in trance you never lose control over your behaviour and could never be made to do anything that violates your own moral code.
Hypnosis is a very powerful yet gentle tool that is able to assist people with many issues and is often employed to support people to better cope with deep inner issues and conflicts that might feel impossible to overcome. These include depression, PTSD, addictions, fears, phobias, stress, anxiety and traumas.
It is well known that hypnosis has been effectively used for pain management and addressing confidence issues in many areas of people’s lives, be that public speaking, blushing, stuttering, the list truly is endless however, hypnosis has been studied for many other conditions too, including:
Hypnosis may help with pain due to burns, cancer, childbirth, irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia, temporomandibular joint problems, dental procedures and headaches.
Hypnosis may relieve symptoms of hot flushes associated with menopause.
Hypnosis has been used with some success in the treatment of insomnia, bed-wetting, smoking, alcohol abuse and overeating.
Cancer treatment side effects
Hypnosis has been used to ease side effects related to chemotherapy and radiation treatment.
Mental health conditions
Hypnosis may help treat symptoms of anxiety, phobias and post-traumatic stress,