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About hypno-psychotherapy

Hypno-psychotherapy is an extension of hypnotherapy into the realms of psychotherapy. Psychotherapy can help you make sense of the emotions that are controlling you and the experiences that trigger them. It can assist you to understand and resolve conflicts and anxieties, thereby strengthening your ability to cope.

Hypnotherapy can help to change old and ingrained habits and remove phobias and irrational fears. Experiences rooted in the past that are currently affecting your life in a negative way can be re-learned. Hypnotherapy enables you to access your own inner resources and helps you to find a greater sense of self. Including learning new relaxation skills on a deep level to help you maintain a sense of calmness in everyday life, a greater sense of well-being in mind and body and help you to achieve personal goals.

Hypnosis is used as a tool to help in-depth with a range of problems and symptoms. While experiencing a sense of complete relaxation and comfort in your body, mentally you can feel particularly alert or entirely at peace, allowing your unconscious mind to be more receptive to new perspectives. As well as being relaxing, restorative and enjoyable, this state can be beneficial for many different purposes.

Hypno-psychotherapy is used in conjunction with conventional medicine as an approach to facilitate and maintain good health.

Modern scientific methods give clear evidence that hypnosis enables therapeutic change and can help people with a wide range of psychological, psychosomatic and behavioural problems.

What is hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a natural state of relaxation, which brings about a slightly altered state of awareness. Everybody has experience of hypnosis in his or her everyday life. For example when you are daydreaming or when you are reading a book. Your mind is distracted yet you are still aware of what is happening when the rest of the world is busy around you.

So, if you were engrossed in your book and oblivious to chatting and noise around you, but someone called out your name, or the doorbell rang you would be aware of this and respond. This is hypnosis. You are relaxed but always in control and aware of anything that may need your immediate attention.

It is said that all hypnosis is self-hypnosis, which is brought about by co-operation between client and therapist, with the therapist as a guide. You are always in control and remain able to bring yourself out of hypnosis at any time if you choose to.