Let’s dispel the myths – it’s about achieving an altered state so therapeutic work can be carried out to address your issues and achieve a positive outcome. Being in a hypnotic state of mind is a very natural human phenomenon and occurs all the time, we just don’t always notice it. It is the same as “being in the zone” or “in flow”, people often report that when they are carrying out a task that they are familiar with and do not have to concentrate hard to do it, that they suddenly become aware that they have not felt present and wonder where they drifted off to.
What has actually happened is that the conscious part of our brain has taken a back seat and the unconscious part of our brain where we store our emotions has been allowed to come to the fore and therefore we go into auto-drive. As soon as we are required to concentrate again we engage our conscious mind and become alert.
This is what we are trying to achieve with hypnotherapy so the unconscious brain is listening whilst we address the issues and so the positive reprogramming is received by the brain. The amygdala is the part of our brain that stores emotions and sometimes in an attempt to protect us it goes into overdrive, so we need it to let go so we can move on. In hypnosis you remain in control at all times and may not feel any different at all.
Hypnotherapy can be taught as a great self help tool as is meditation.
Read about the amygdala below if you would like more information:
Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) is about how our individual view of the world is formed depending on how our brain has processed events that we have received through our senses- sight, hearing, smell and touch. NLP is a vast subject but in short it helps us to change our perception and how we choose to respond.
It encourages responsible communication and challenges unwanted behaviour and shows us how to replace it with something helpful to allow us to achieve our desired outcomes and create a more compelling future. There are lots of NLP techniques within the methodology and they are easy to learn. NLP is about reprogramming the brain it can be used on its own but complements other therapies perfectly.
NLP can be used content free so the client does not have to reveal what their issue is and a positive result can still be achieved. Richard Bandler and John Grinder devised NLP and there are many books on the subject if you wish to find out more.
WHAT CAN HYPNOTHERAPY HELP WITH:
- All emotional upset
- Fears & phobias
- Stuck & needing to move on
- Fear of public speaking
- Exam nerves
- Nail biting
- Bed wetting
- Sports performance
- Pain relief
- Weight loss
- Specific unwanted emotions – for example: shame, resentment, jealousy, holding a grudge
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