How Hypnotherapy Works
A hypnotherapy session usually lasts about an hour and is a totally natural state. Using various relaxation techniques to guide you into a hypnotic state, you remain conscious and aware. Your body becomes more relaxed and the mind more responsive to suggestions.
The therapist’s suggestions will depend on the condition or behaviour you are trying to treat. Hypnotherapy can help target unwanted or unhealthy habits and replace them with healthier behaviours. Examples include being able to better control pain or anxiety or adjusting negative thought patterns that could be worsening depression symptoms.
Hypnotherapy offers the potential to help treat your medical conditions without the need for invasive therapies or additional medications.
- chronic pain
- concentration problems
- irritable bowel syndrome
- smoking control
- teeth grinding
Our mind can be divided into two mental states; conscious and the subconscious. The conscious mind deals with rational thinking and observation that we are aware of while the subconscious stores our life’s experiences, emotions and our core beliefs and habits that have evolved out of those experiences.
Through hypnotherapy we suppress the influences of the conscious mind and alter the state in which that our subconscious shows hesitancy to a certain situation. The reason that hypnosis works is that all physical or mental behaviours can be traced back to nerve transmission in the brain. These nerve pathways can be altered by suggestion when the brain is in an alpha or theta brain wave state that lies somewhere between sleep and wakefulness. The healing patterns dictated by hypnotherapy are established by achieving these states. all behaviour is run by a habit of thought, when you change the thoughts you can change the behaviour.