Brighton hypnotherapy as well as London specialist practice
Fact: American Health Magazine reported the following findings from a study comparing different therapeutic tools for treating various health and psychological issues.
• Psychoanalysis: 38% recovery after 600 sessions
• Behaviour Therapy: 72% recovery after 22 sessions
• Hypnotherapy: 93% recovery after 6 sessions
Why use hypnotherapy?
Most of our behaviour and the problems we face are rooted in the subconscious, which is responsible for pretty much everything you experience. Similarly to how it’s in charge of your physiological functions, it’s also in control of your mental and emotional states, even if you think you’re making conscious decisions moment to moment. Your mind operates on an ‘automatic’ most of the time, as it likes to be useful, saving time, energy and effort. So about 90% of your experience is determined by habits; your habitual ways of thinking and perceiving, regardless of whether these are useful to you or not.
The problem is that even though you consciously know that some behaviours, thoughts or feelings are causing you problems or holding you back, on a subconscious level your mind is telling you you’re gaining something out of it. Or, it may simply be comfortable with where you are, not wanting to feel the ‘threat’ of the unknown.
The solution is to get both the subconscious and conscious minds working together and on your side.
What is hypnotherapy?
Hypnosis is a natural and safe state of deep, mental and physical relaxation and comfort, in which there is a narrowed focus and heightened awareness in the subconscious mind, which you can directly access and communicate with. It’s an altered state of consciousness, or what’s called the “trance” state. In the hypnotic trance state, you become more relaxed, less aware of your surroundings and more acutely aware of your inner realities. These are feelings, thoughts, memories, resources and potentials. Communicating with the subconscious mind is the most powerful tool you’ve got for bringing about change at the subconscious level.
Hypnotic trance is a completely natural and safe state to be in and you experience this state many times a day without noticing. You’ve been in a trance while being absorbed in a film, a book, or lost listening to music you love. You’ve also been in a trance if you’ve ever daydreamed, or stared at the sunset. You’re still awake and aware of what’s going on in those moments, it’s just that your attention is fixed onto a particular source, while everything else fades into the background for a while.
As the critical conscious mind is by-passed in this calm state, your subconscious is much more able to readily accept new, positive suggestions and ‘programming’ for new, beneficial and useful patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving. Hypnotherapy takes advantage of this hypnotic state in order to bring about desired change and lasting transformation.
Is hypnotherapy similar to meditation?
Meditation is now being used more than ever before by individuals, as well as many businesses and educational institutions. This is because awareness is now growing around the fact that your state of mind is crucial to whatever it is you’re doing or wanting to achieve. Hypnosis, however, still brings up some outdated misplaced beliefs and fear around it, as a result of things seen in the media. Have a look at why hypnosis can in fact be used as next level meditation!
Next: would you like to know more about how hypnotherapy works or how it can help you? Alternatively you can get in touch to discuss your goals and how I can help you achieve them in my London or Brighton hypnotherapy practice.