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When asking themselves ‘What is hypnotherapy’ many people often confuse the word with ‘hypnosis’ as the two terms are often used interchangeably. So what is hypnotherapy?

Hypnosis is the practice of inducing a hypnotic state within someone, in which they are relaxed and more open to suggestion- such as a suggestion to stop smoking. A hypnotist is likely to manipulate suggestions and relaxation to overcome certain harmful behaviours, such as overeating, possibly by requesting the client to associate a nasty substance with unhealthy foods. Hypnosis tends to only work in the short term- for a few weeks. If the hypnosis client encounters a stressful situation, they are more than likely to regress and turn to their historic unhealthy food habit as a coping mechanism. The underlying issue hasn’t been addressed.

Hypnotherapy, on the other hand, has the ability to delve deeper and confront unpleasant situations that the client experienced early in life that may be the root cause of the problem. A hypnotherapist uses hypnosis to address the underlying issue, making for a longer term solution, with the hypnotic suggestions made by the therapist to avoid the addictive behaviour in question being more likely to ‘stick’ and be heeded by the client. What is hypnotherapy, General Hypnotherapy Standards Council

As GHSC (General Hypnotherapy Standards Council) and Mindset trained hypnotherapists, we offer a range of hypnotherapy, including Weight Loss hypnotherapy, lifestyle management, such as smoking cessation, and alcohol control. Hypnobirthing and hypnotherapy remedies to fertility issues through to chronic disease management in areas such as irritable bowel syndrome, neurological conditions and management of symptoms/pain are also available.

Our founder, Diana is also a Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) practitioner. EFT mixes theories from the fields of holistic therapies to energy medicines and neuro-linguistic programming to help clients overcome emotional blockages within the body’s energy system. People often turn to EPT for combating addictions, such as smoking, and treating weight-loss, insomnia, anxiety, depression and more emotional afflictions. 

Conditions treated with Hypnotherapy

  • Anxiety, panic and phobias
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Urinary incontinence and bladder retraining
  • Surgery preparation and recovery
  • Coping with pain
  • Antenatal, childbirth and postnatal
  • Enhance business performance
  • Public speaking
  • Letting go of unwanted habits e.g. nail biting
  • Mild to moderate depression
  • Sleep issues
  • Sexual issues
  • Essential tremor
  • Vocal and motor tics

  If there is anything else that you suffer from or have trouble with that is not on the list or mentioned above please let us know and we’ll determine if we can cater for your needs.

FAQs

Does it hurt?

Hypnotherapy, like hypnosis, is a relaxing and tranquil experience involving no physical pain. Expect to be enthralled in bliss!  

How many treatments would I need?

How many hypnotherapy treatments you require will depend on what your ailment is and how severe it is. Generally, hypnotherapy requires more than one session to cement the benefits gained from the treatment.  

What can I expect before, during and after the treatment?

Initially, you will have a personal free consultation to discuss your problem, any questions or concerns you have to give you peace of mind and to ensure we can accurately cater for your needs. Whilst in a comfortable position, you will be coaxed into a relaxed state, releasing your body from conscious control. Please note: at no point are you at all susceptible to commands made by the therapist as some common stereotypes and misconceptions about hypnotherapy would have you think. You can expect your breathing to gradually get slower and deeper. Simultaneously, your heart rate is likely to steady and your metabolism rate will gradually decrease. Any feelings of pain dull as do the awareness of other uncomfortable sensations, for example sickness or indigestion, as activity along nervous networks and hormonal channels also slow. After treatment you will have a reflective and evaluative discussion with your consultant and discuss any preparation you need to do at home prior to your next session.  

Is it right for me?

When asking yourself ‘What is hypnotherapy?’ you may also question if it is the right treatment path for you. During your free consultation prior to beginning a course of hypnotherapy treatments, our experienced and trained experts will be able to accurately assess whether or not hypnotherapy is the right course of action for your condition/issue. Generally, hypnotherapy can prove an effective remedy to the conditions listed above to most people regardless of age, gender or ethnicity.  

How much does it cost?

Your initial consultation is FREE.  

What are the risks?

You may ask yourself what the risks of hypnotherapy are when you ask yourself what is hypnotherapy. The answer is not many at all! When carried out by a fully licensed and trained expert, hypnotherapy poses very little risk and is consequently extremely safe. This is because you are still alert and in full control, whilst your subconscious is in a complete state of relaxation during the hypnotherapy process. Hypnotherapy may entail accessing repressed memories. There have been some suggestions that this can, in very rare situations, produce ‘fake’ memories or result in strong negative reactions. Other adverse reactions that seldom occur include: sickness, headaches, dizzy spells, anxiety or panic.