A trance-like state
Hypnosis, also referred to as hypnotherapy or hypnotic suggestion, is a trance-like state in which you have heightened focus and concentration. Being hypnotised can feel like you are simply deeply relaxed.
Clinical hypnotherapists will help you to become so subtly focused on finding solutions to your issues while hypnotised, that with only a little guidance, you can access the natural skills and abilities that you have had difficulty reaching. You can begin to make the changes you want to make to your automatic behaviours and/or emotional reactions, so they become positive for you instead of negative.
Hypnotherapy can be used to help you gain control over undesired behaviours or reactions, or to help you cope better with anxiety or pain.
It’s important to know that although you’re more open to suggestion during hypnosis, you don’t lose control over your behaviour.
Clinical Hypnotherapy can assist you to come into conscious awareness of your sub-conscious beliefs and desires and thus enables you to begin to understand and redress any imbalance between the two, resulting in reduced feelings of stress and anxiety and increased feelings of calmness and positive energy.