What is it?

What is Hypnosis?

It may be surprising to many to learn that we experience trance states many times in the course of our lives. Even passing into ordinary sleep involves a kind of trance state. The experience of hypnosis is similar: neither asleep nor awake and a little like daydreaming, with a pleasant feeling of deep relaxation behind it all.

Hypnosis is a different state of consciousness which you can naturally enter so that, for therapeutic purposes, beneficial corrections may be given directly to your unconscious mind.

In this way, hypnosis is an effective way of making contact with our inner (unconscious) self, which is both a reservoir of unrecognised potential and knowledge as well as being the unwitting source of many of our problems.

It is a fact that no-one can be hypnotised against their will and even when hypnotised, a person can still reject any suggestion. Thus therapeutic hypnosis is a state of purposeful (confidential) co-operation. Just some of the issues that can be treated…AddictionsAgoraphobiaAlcohol Cessation / ControlAllergies / Psychogenic allergiesAnorexia nervosaAnxiety / Anxiety disordersAsthmaBed wetting / Nocturnal enuresisBereavement / Loss / Grief / Divorce / SeparationBlushing / ErythrophobiaBulimia nervosaCardiac Health (Heart Pain / Heart Attack Recovery)Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / MEDepressionDriving anxiety / driving phobiaEating Disorders / Bulemia / Anorexia / …Glaucoma / some eyesight issuesHeadaches / See also migraineHealthy eatingHypertension (High blood pressure)IBS / Irritable Bowel SyndromeInsomnia (See also Sleep)Impotence / Erectile dysfunctionInfertility / Psychogenic infertilityLearning difficulties / ADHD / ADD / …MigraineObesity / weight control / healthy eatingObsessive compulsions / OCDs – Obsessive Compulsion DisorderPain control / Pain ManagementPanic / Panic Attacks / DisorderPerformance anxiety / Presentation phobiaPhobias / fearsPost Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD – via EMDR) / PTSDPremature ejaculation / Coming too soonRelationship Loss / Divorce, Bereavement, BreakupSelf esteemSkin problems / Dermatology / EczemaSleep Disturbance / (See also Insomnia)Smoking cessationSnoringSocial Phobia / Social AnxietyStress / Relaxation / See also anxiety / depressionTics / Psychogenic dystoniaTinnitusTooth grinding / BruxismTrauma (Via EMDR) / PTSD / TraumaWeight control / Obesity / See also eating disorders / obesity

What is Clinical Hypnotherapy?

Today, Clinical Hypnotherapy means using advanced methods of hypnosis and other techniques to treat a variety of medical and psychological problems. It is estimated that 85%++ of people will readily respond to clinical hypnotherapy (the remaining % can still be treated using other techniques that Changing States provide as a matter of routine). It may even succeed where other, more conventional methods of treatment have not produced the desired results.

Modern Clinical Hypnotherapy is an ‘integrative’ field of study. This means that the best elements of many other forms of therapy have been integrated into Clinical Hypnotherapy. This includes behavioural psychology, cognitive psychology, EMDR, NLP as well as the most effective elements from the classical theories proposed by Freud, Jung and Adler, as well as the latest physiological research in terms of how the mind functions.

Analytical and quantum hypnotherapeutic techniques are utilised as required or on request. It is even possible for sessions to be context / content free – whereby you do not need to state the exact nature of the problem at all.

Analytical techniques are appropriate where an issue has its roots in the past – but not all issues are rooted in the past and it is not always necessary (or beneficial) to go back to the past to resolve an issue in the present.

Quantum / humanistic approaches (NLP or hypnotherapy based) are suitable for those with belief systems that do not preclude e.g. the interconnectedness of everything and the concept of universal energy. For some people a less esoteric, more direct, logical approach may be more appropriate. At Changing States we will never force our belief systems onto you – we simply provide you with choices and options.


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