What is Hypnosis?
I can begin by informing you that hypnosis is a natural state of mind that we encounter several times each and every day. I would summarize it as a focused sense of awareness which can take place at the expense of our immediate perception.
If you have ever daydreamed, you will understand. We do it automatically, our brain switches off and we go somewhere else, momentarily.
It is a safe, secure and relaxed state in which our natural capacity to respond to suggestion is greatly enhanced. Hypnotherapists utilize this natural, relaxed state to reinforce the power of positive suggestion to appropriate meaningful change for the client.
What does it feel like?
Do you remember when you first awoke this morning? That blissful half awake, half asleep state? Just like that, It really is quite nice. Just ask anyone who has ever had it. Scientist’s have discovered brain wave activity comparable between the two states.
Do I have control?
During hypnotherapy, you are fully aware of your surroundings, the therapist’s voice and any external sounds and noises you may hear. You retain full control, both physically and consciously at all times. You are able to move, scratch your nose and twiddle your toes.
What is self-hypnosis
All hypnosis is self-hypnosis and during our sessions I will instruct and encourage you to develop your own self guided hypnosis sessions to help you work toward your goals and aspirations. I’ve got the music, if you have the time. It has many beneficial effect son your health also.
For more information The New Zealand Association of Professional Hypnotherapists, here in New Zealand and The National Council of Hypnotherapy in the UK has relevant information, articles, advice for anyone interested in hypnotherapy.
I have compiled A Brief History of Hypnosis if you are interested.