What is hypnosis?
Have you ever been so involved with a task that you have lost track of time?
Have you ever driven from one place to another and arrived safely, but not remembered the journey? Have you ever read a book
and become so involved with the plot you can see scenery and hear characters speak? Have you ever day-dreamed? These are everyday
examples of an altered state of awareness.
is another example of an altered state of awareness-one which can be used for self help. It is a perfectly natural state which
occurs between being fully awake and fully asleep. In the clinical setting hypnosis is usually accompanied by a pleasant state
of physical relaxation which in itself is beneficial, especially in the symptoms induced by or aggravated by stress. The term
Hypnotherapy means the use of hypnosis for the treatment and relief of a variety of somatic and psychological symptoms.
is important to note that no one can be hypnotised against their will and no one can be forced to do things while under hypnosis
that they do not want to do.
Hypnotherapy is completely natural and safe. There are no harmful side-effects. When administered
by a professionally trained and skilled Hypnotherapist the benefits are long lasting. During hypnosis, you will be aware of what is happening: most people do not "feel hypnotised."
You are still in control.
What is hypnotherapy?
is therapy that utilises hypnosis: as simple as that! Therefore it is important that a hypnotherapist is properly trained
Can anyone be hypnotised?
Generally speaking, all people with an average intelligence and who are not
suffering from any mental health issue (ie psychosis) and can concentrate will be able to achieve a hypnotic trance state.
As previously stated, no one can be hypnotised against their will and you are always in control when you are in hypnosis.
Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) is a model of communication that focuses
on identifying and using patterns of thought that influence a person's behaviour as a means of improving the quality and
effectiveness of their lives. It offers a paradigm of how the brain works (neuro), about how language interacts with the brain
(linguistic), and how we use this interaction to get the results we want for ourselves and others (programming). It is an
effective, proven vehicle for accelerated human change, radically altering the "old way" of lengthy psychotherapy.
was initially created by linguist Dr. John Grinder and computer scientist and Gestalt therapist Dr. Richard Bandler. Together
they produced a linguistic model that identified the language patterns of a few gifted individuals such as hypnotherapist
Milton Erickson, MD., Fritz Perls of Gestalt therapy, anthropologist Gregory Bateson and Virginia Satir of family systems
therapy. The synthesis of their findings, a blend of cognitive and behavioural science, resulted in the technology known as
Neuro Linguistic Programming. In the 20+ years since it was first developed, NLP has grown, changed and expanded, and it continues
to do so today