What is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnosis is state of deep relaxation and is often described as a state of heightened focus. Neuroscience research has shown that the state of Hypnosis is processed in a different part of the brain to straight forward suggestions or the placebo effect.
Who can be hypnotised?
Everyone I have ever had as a patient can be hypnotised. The hypnotic feeling is an individual experience. We all experience hypnosis in our own way. It is a pleasant state to be in and a natural state to be in.
Types of Therapy
There are really only two types of Hypnotherapy: Suggestion Hypnotherapy which is often called Cognitive Hypnotherapy, and Psychotherapy under Hypnosis. My rapid form of Psychotherapy under Hypnosis is called Memory Reconsolidation.
Whilst the patient is under hypnosis the hypnotherapist will give positive suggestions to the patient. These are carefully worded so that the subconscious will accept them as safe and good alternatives to any previously learned behaviour or habits.
This therapy gets to the heart of the problem. It is an evidence based rapid form of psychotherapy. Subconscious learned behaviour can cause feelings that are no longer relevant to our present lives. Neuroscience has shown that it is possible to change these subconscious learned behaviours by finding the appropriate memories and contradicting them with the present day reality.