Hypnotherapy is the use of hypnosis as a medium to effect therapeutic interventions. In some sense, the combination of hypnotism and psychotherapy, essentially it is a talk therapy but one in which the client enters an altered state; referred to as a trance. There are various levels of trance which occur daily at varying level and are most usually safe. Most usually because daydreaming (aka as absent-minded) can pose questions as to one's safety! While these varying trance states are a natural daily occurrence, they are involuntary; we just go into and out of them. Hypnosis-therapy, on the other hand, is different and, in the clinical setting, occurs when a client voluntarily enters this natural state for the purpose of structured psychological change and it is in this altered state of mind, that the therapy just happens. To find out more about hypnosis and hypnotherapy, please click here!
For the most part, there are two essential components necessary for hypnotic-therapy (hypnotherapy) to be effective, they are, expectation and belief. And most often this expectation and belief come from the client themselves. Sometimes, however, preconceived ideas, anxieties or scepticism can interfere with the induction process. If this does happen, my skill, training and professionalism will assist you to overcome these hurdles. There will be no attempt to coerce, merely an open discussion where all of your concerns etc. will be addressed. Hypnotherapy, as a process, is highly effective, progressive and each successive session builds on the last; a little like life really; "practice, makes perfect."