Therapy using hypnosis, in its basic form involves combining relaxation with deep, focused concentration. This state fosters accepting suggestions (affirmations) that are created for the benefit of and in cooperation with the client. The goal is to reach the subconscious mind and lodge them there. Through deep relaxation, we bypass the conscious mind, which has a tendency to inhibit new beliefs and criticise them.
During a hypnotherapy session the client keeps self-control and does not do anything that he did not agree to. It is worth remembering that there are different levels of this state and each of us has a different degree of susceptibility to hypnosis (I will discuss this topic in a separate post). However, the more we practice, the faster and deeper we enter into this state. A bit like with meditation. 🙂
The basic principle is to use hypnosis for the client’s benefit. The client must be sure that she or he is ready to experience this. Without his consent, hypnosis will not work. In addition, if someone wants to try, but has some concerns or blockages, we can go through this process in small steps and explore the area.
The nitty gritty! What exactly is hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is not an invention of the last decade, it has been used for a long time. Initially mainly for medical purposes, for pain control, and even during surgery! Today, it is widely used in dentistry to eliminate both the pain and stress associated with surgery. In recent years, the hypnobirth is more and more popular. It is a technique that helps women focused on natural childbirth, prepare for this process, deepen contact with the child inside and learn to control the pain and the level of anxiety that often accompanies this experience.
Because of its effectiveness, hypnotherapy is used as a tool when working with depression, neuroses, obsessions, phobias, eating disorders, sexual dysfunctions, and sleep disorders.
However, the most common hypnotherapy can support us by:
- Increasing self-confidence and self-esteem,
- Coping with stress and how it affects us,
- Getting out of addictions: smoking, sweets, shopping, etc.,
- Changing habits,
- Reducing anxiety before an important speech, exam, flight, etc.
- The permanent change of eating habits,
- Pain control (with doctor’s permission, pain can be an important signal!),
- A change of beliefs that do not support us,
- Coping with emotions.
If you are wondering if hypnotherapy is a technique for you and if it can help you, I invite you for a free 30-minute consultation – let’s check it out! 🙂
I offer online sessions, so this process is independent of the location! You also save time on your commute! Just send me the email: “I am interested in a free session” with your details, and I will call you within 24 hours! 🙂