When we think of hypnotism, a lot of people will conjure up the image of the mysterious, suited magician who casts a spell over his victims making them chow down on an onion like it was an apple or dance like a chicken. People define themselves as either a ‘believer’ or a ‘non-believer’ as if this phenomenon was a Bigfoot or a Loch Ness monster.
Actually, the routes of hypnotism lie in science, not in magic. The hypnotist just plays on some of the quirky wiring of our brains to create a trance like state of suggestibility. It sometimes seems as if it is magic but this really isn’t the case.
But did you know that hypnotherapy uses this phenomenon in an equally powerful way? People have reported stopping smoking without any craving or pain, they had ridded themselves of crippling phobias and achieved life changing levels of self-confidence and self-belief. Results are generally pretty quick also. This is because one of the first things that hypnotherapy looks at is sleep. In my clinic I have seen people go from 2 hours sleep a night to 7 hours in just two weeks. Sleep is our body’s big regulator and, when this improves, the impact on our lives can be unbelievable.
But what it isn’t is mind control. A hypnotherapist cannot change you unless you want to change and the results are highest when the client has a belief that this will work for them. This is why the free initial consultation that I do is so important. It demystifies the process and lets the client know exactly how and why hypnotherapy works.
Some of the changes that I have seen in my clinic have been incredible and I have the best job in the world to help bring about these changes. The solution focused approach also adds a further dynamic. We don’t focus on problems but solutions. You don’t come to my clinic to discuss what is making you sad! My job is to focus on what makes you happy. A lot of people are private, they don’t want to discuss the problems of the past. Anything with the word ‘therapy’ in it seems threatening and intrusive. Solution focused hypnotherapy, therefore, is a blessed relief – happy, positive, fun and forward looking.
So if you have anxiety, depression, anger, sleep issues, phobias or any related concerns, join the thousands of people finding this quick, efficient and relaxing therapy to be the best way forward.