Hypnosis is a deeply relaxed state of focused attention that allows people to control and change mental and physiological patterns that can not easily be changed in everyday awareness. Hypnosis can provide rapid change because it utilizes the powerful connection between mind and body. During hypnosis, suggestions are made to create beneficial changes in ideas and behavior.
The subconscious mind controls the involuntary functions of the body, including habits and things that we do “automatically”. Our subconscious mind is fueled by our emotions and imagination and directs the energy from within. The subconscious mind also contains memory of every single thing that has occurred to us.
In hypnosis the mind is very receptive to new ideas and open to suggestions which encourage more sensible, balanced or helpful attitudes to reality.
With clinical hypnosis, symptoms associated with for example stress, anxiety, depression, tinnitus and misophonia can be helped and better managed. In such cases hypnosis is not a substitute for medical treatment, but a very useful supplement to it. mind and body affect each other and the person as a whole is benefitted by this approach. Some of the other problems that I help clients with through hypnosis are lack of confidence, test anxiety, fears and phobias, habits and compulsions, insecurity, pain control, panic attacks, sleep issues and timidity.
The number of sessions required usually varies from person to person, however most people feel some benefit from hypnotherapy immediately. With that said, hypnosis is not for everyone. If a client expresses an interest in hypnosis, he or she is assessed to determine whether this technique is the right approach and solution for their situation.