Hypnotherapy – the alternative solution – but what is it exactly?

Hypnotherapy – the alternative solution – but what is it exactly?

You won’t be asked to eat onions! You won’t be asked to cluck like a hen! So what is hypnotherapy exactly?

First things first, you have to feel relaxed with your therapist – if you don’t, change your therapist and secondly, if you decide to use hypnotherapy to support a problem, you must be motivated to complete the programme and believe it will help you change.

The good news is that ordinarily there’s a free consultation before any hypnotherapy programme starts. This session will be very relaxed, there will be no trance involved and by the end of it, you will have enough information to decide if it’s the route for you.

Once that decision is made and you are in the programme, in each session you spend time talking about what you want to achieve and what progress you feel you have made – this is before any trance work begins. However, trance is a core part of hypnotherapy, this is where you are introduced to a deeply relaxed state, listening and concentrating entirely on the therapist’s voice. During this time you will remain completely aware of your surroundings but the process of trance will help reprogramme patterns of behaviour that you want to change.

Hypnotherapy can be applied to many psychological, emotional and physical disorders. It’s used to relieve pain in dentistry, help people overcome addictions such as smoking and alcoholism, it also lends itself well to helping phobias of all kinds, anyone suffering from panic attacks, obsessional compulsive behaviour and stress-related problems like insomnia. Conditions exacerbated by tension, such as irritable bowel syndrome, excessive sweating.

So with Christmas around the corner, if you are looking for a new way to beat any of the conditions detailed or want to gift a friend or family member a programme – someone you know would benefit from more support and be interested in trying an alternative solution, please contact carol@happybeing.co.uk or mobile 07796 440954.


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