What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is best described as a very deep state of relaxation, in other words, a normal, natural, healthy state of mind.
Some will say that all hypnosis is self-hypnosis. Our bodies experience what are known as ultradian rhythms. These rhythms form the basis of common, everyday trance or hypnotic states, when we may find ourselves daydreaming or just taking a break. Contrary to popular belief, hypnosis is not a state of deep sleep. It does involve the induction of a trance-like condition, but when in it, the individual is actually in an enhanced state of awareness. In this state, the conscious mind is suppressed and the subconscious mind is revealed. The therapist is able to suggest ideas, concepts, and lifestyle changes, planting the seeds of which become firmly planted.
The practice of promoting healing or positive personal development in any way is known as hypnotherapy. As such, hypnotherapy is a kind of psychotherapy. Hypnotherapy aims to re-programme patterns of behaviour within the mind, enabling irrational fears, phobias, negative thoughts and suppressed emotions to be overcome.
Here are some examples of the hypnotic state:
- Driving home while being preoccupied with something and suddenly realising that you can’t recall driving past familiar landmarks? It’s as if you were on automatic pilot.
- Being so absorbed in an activity that you were able to block out sounds or make them totally unimportant or not even hear them
- Staring into space, thinking of nothing… unaware of the passage of time
- Remembering a past experience with such clarity and vitality that it was almost as if you were reliving it
- Reading a novel or watching a film and being so absorbed that you forgot about your surroundings, almost living the story?
- Being lulled into a dreamy state or put to sleep by a lecture or a concert, even though you were not tired?
The state of hypnosis is a natural state of awareness that we enter many times during everyday life.
Hypnotherapy can help with:
- ALCOHOL ISSUES
- ANGER ISSUES
- BAD HABITS
- BINGE DRINKING
- CHRONIC FATIGUE
- CHRONIC PAIN
- DRUG ABUSE
- EMOTIONAL PAIN
- INSOMNIA/SLEEP ISSUES
- LOW SELF ESTEEM
- NAIL BITING
- PANIC ATTACKS
- POOR CONCENTRATION/STUDY
- POSTNATAL DEPRESSION
- PUBLIC SPEAKING
- SELF CONFIDENCE
- STOP SMOKING
- WEIGHT LOSS
“Quantum healing is healing the bodymind from a quantum level. That means from a level which is not manifest at a sensory level. Our bodies ultimately are fields of information, intelligence and energy. Quantum healing involves a shift in the fields of energy information, so as to bring about a correction in an idea that has gone wrong. So quantum healing involves healing one mode of consciousness, mind, to bring about changes in another mode of consciousness, body.” ~ Deepak Chopra