My role as a hypnotherapist is to guide you to move beyond limiting or destructive behavioural patterns and to support you in achieving what you want for yourself in life.
What is Hypnosis
Hypnosis is simply a state of focused relaxation where you are always in control. It is a technique that causes the conscious mind (ego) to rest and relax, thereby allowing the person access to their subconscious. Our subconscious holds ALL the memories and awareness of everything we have ever experienced and is at the core of how we perceive the world and ourselves in it. As such, it can be our strongest ally or our worst enemy. By accessing these memories with skilled guidance, people can develop insight and awareness and view issues from a larger, clearer perspective, enabling real change to take place.
During hypnosis you are always aware of yourself and your surroundings, but will choose to pay little attention to unnecessary distractions. You will never do anything that goes against your belief system and can simply stop at any time.
Hypnosis allows you to use the power of your mind to your advantage.
Hypnotherapy is a method of applying therapy during hypnosis to modify or change behavior. A clinical hypnotherapist, as opposed to a hypnotist, has at their disposal appropriate training and experience to deal with specific issues. While you are under hypnosis, a hypnotherapist is able to guide you to solve issues the conscious mind is having trouble dealing with. By tapping into the power of the subconscious, hypnotherapy holds the key to making personal change more efficient, rapid and lasting. It often inspires people towards further positive changes in their lives.
Hypnotherapy is done under guided hypnosis by a skilled and intuitive therapist. To understand the process we need to appreciate how our minds are structured. Our conscious mind is where our critical and analytical thoughts takes place, as well as storing short term memories. It is where we reside most of the time. In our conscious mind our brain wave function is measured at the Beta wake state.
When we go deeper we reach our subconscious mind, which holds the memories and awareness of everything we have ever experienced and is at the core of how we perceive the world and ourselves in it. The subconscious mind sends instructions to our conscious mind telling us how to react and ‘be’ in situations. Usually we don’t remember the formative experiences that these reactions are rooted in, we simply react. The subconscious is where we go in hypnosis. Our brain waves slow down past the Alpha meditative state, to varying levels in the Theta range. The Theta range is a state of hypnosis, not sleep. Your conscious mind still remains passively in the background, able to interpret all content, without interfering in memory channels. When we are asleep, our brain waves slow to the Delta state where our conscious mind releases its control.
By accessing the subconscious, we can change the instructions being sent and move past limiting or destructive behavioural patterns, so rather than hindering you, your subconscious can support you in achieving what you want for yourself in your life.