Hypnotherapy is the use of hypnosis as a form of therapy. There are many misconceptions about hypnotherapy which mainly comes from stage hypnosis. Just remember that stage hypnosis is just a stage show and has very little bearing on how a therapy session works.
Hypnotherapy can help you to stop smoking, lose weight, release anxiety and panic attacks or change your mindset.
What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is seen by many who have never experienced it to be some kind of dark magical art. It is perceived as a state where you are being fully controlled by the hypnotist and that you will do anything that they say.
This is a really poor representation of hypnosis and comes from the stage as I mentioned earlier.
The best way that I can describe hypnosis to you is that it feels like a daydream. You are aware of you know where you are and what is happening around you but you don't pay it any attention. My hypnotherapy clients in Leeds tell me that they can hear my voice and they know that they could open their eyes if they wanted to but they don't want to as they feel so good being in hypnosis.
Whilst you are in hypnosis your subconscious mind becomes more open to suggestion but I am only able to give you positive suggestions that are good for you. If I tried to make you do something that would cause harm to you or break your core values your conscious mind would kick straight back in and your subconscious mind wouldn't receive any more suggestions from me. Your conscious mind is kind of like a gatekeeper, protecting you.
What is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy, as I said earlier, is the use of hypnosis as a form of therapy. I don't put anyone into hypnosis and I can only say things to you that are of benefit to you. In your initial consultation we will talk about how you can use hypnotherapy to help with what you want to work on. When you are having your hypnotherapy session I will help you to go into hypnosis and then start working on the issue you have come to see me about.
I use hypnotherapy in a combination of picking up intuitively what you need combined with information that you have told me. This then gives you the best of both worlds as you have a plan combined with the ability to change course if needed.
Whilst you are in hypnosis you will hear me talking to you but you won't always be listening to what I am saying. This is because your conscious mind doesn't have a role in hypnosis so it will wander into it's own thoughts. One moment you will be listening to every word I'm saying and the next you will have drifted off and be thinking about something else.
This is a normal part of a hypnotherapy session as I am talking to your subconscious mind. Your subconscious mind is the part that is always listening in the background. For instance, if you are in a bar and you hear someone say your name but they are not talking to you or about you, your subconscious mind picks up on it and tells your conscious mind to start listening. Hypnotherapy is working solely with the subconscious mind.
Hypnotherapy in Leeds
What would you like to change in your life that hypnotherapy could help with? The potential for change is greater than you think and I always enjoy having people come to me with something that they think might not be able to be worked on. They get to enjoy having their issue resolved from the hypnotherapy.
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