What is Hypnotherapy?

If you are feeling that the weight of the world is on your shoulders and you are suffering from depression or illness, hypnotherapy may be the treatment you need.

Hypnotherapy is a process where the therapist will bypass the conscious mind and access the subconscious. The subconscious mind is where we store repressed feelings and emotions. It differs from hypnosis in that there is an interaction between the client and the therapist. Hypnotherapy allows the client to find out more about their emotional background that may be causing them problems at the present time.

The body and the mind work in harmony and if we put our body under stress the mind will also suffer. We have all at one time or another suffered stress. If you are told a love one has died you body can react in many different ways. We can go into a state of shock and even start trembling and crying. Medical science is showing that a lot of serious illness and diseases are stress related. The mind also has the power to make us better. This is where hypnotherapy can help with a physical or emotional problem that we may be suffering.

When we are hypnotized, we can be told we are singers and suddenly we believe that we can sing but in our normal state of consciousness we would not even attempt it. Through research it has been shown that while under hypnosis in a hypnotic state, our body chemistry changes.

On your first visit to a hypnotherapist, you will be asked a lot of questions. The reason for this is they are trying to ascertain any psychology or emotional factors and in the process working out how to treat them.

During a hypnotherapy session, you can either sit in a comfortable chair or lie on a couch. The therapist will put you into a hypnotic state where you are neither awake nor asleep. At this point, the therapist will tell you to take deep long slow breaths and exhalation should take the same time as the inhalation. The therapist is working on your subconscious level and extracting information. He/she is looking for the cause of your present problems and it may be necessary to take you back to your earliest childhood memories. The therapist will then make suggestions to your subconscious which he knows are related to your problem.

At the end of the session, you will be brought out of your trace like state, feeling totally relaxed.

We know that during a session, your subconscious will only accept suggestions that are not in conflict of our sense of right and wrong. If you are going to use a hypnotherapist, you have to feel very comfortable and have trust in them.

Let me know what you think – leave me a comment.

To YOUR success

 

Sue McDonald

 

4 comments

  1. Hi Sue

    Some people are resistant to being hypnotized as they are unwilling to let go of their conscious state of mind.

    There can be many reasons for this, it may be that they are worried that something hidden deep in their minds will come out and they don’t want that. It could also be that they fear being told to do something after they have come out of the trance which will make them look very foolish.

    Other people can be put under very easily and these people I feel would benefit from hypnotherapy the most.

    Richard

    1. HI Richard

      A therapist tried to hypnotize me one and he could not do it. Some people as you say go into a trance straight away.

      to YOUR success

      Sue

  2. Hi Sue
    I think stress can affect us in different ways. I thrive on work related stress, but do find it difficult to deal with serious family illness.
    Dee

    1. Hi Dee

      Yes when I was working stress was my constant companion – still have a little bit but nothing like it used to be.

      To YOUR success

      Sue

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