Hypnosis is a psychological state with physiological attributes. The term hypnosis is derived from the Greek word ‘Hypnos’, meaning sleep and its use was first recorded with the priests of ancient Greece and Egypt putting people into trances to treat their physical and mental troubles. Over the past 40 years, hypnosis has emerged as a respected healing modality, which is used in place of medicines and drugs as hypnotherapy is 100% natural and does not include any prescribed medications. Hypnotherapy is an established tool for permanent change, it is gentle but effective and its progress is rapid.
The word hypnosis can conjure up all sorts of images with most of these proving to be incorrect. For many years these images especially stage hypnosis acts and the like have prevented hypnotherapy from becoming more popular as peoples fears, due to false information, has dissuaded them from seeking assistance from a hypnotherapist. Hypnotherapy has undergone periods of great fame and of great infamy, nevertheless, we owe great thanks to the pioneers of hypnosis who in the face of adversity and opposition have persisted in their efforts to understand this mysterious and under-explored phenomenon.
The practice of promoting healing or positive development in any way is known as hypnotherapy. Hypnotherapy aims to re-programme patterns of behaviour within the mind, enabling irrational fears, phobias, negative thoughts and suppressed emotions to be overcome. When the client is in the relaxed trance-like state of hypnosis, breathing becomes slower and deeper, the pulse rate drops and the metabolic rate falls. Similar changes along nervous pathways and hormonal channels enable the sensation of pain to become less acute, and the awareness of unpleasant symptoms, such as nausea or indigestion, to be alleviated.
In Hypnosis the subconscious mind is more alert and susceptible to new powerful suggestions, hence being able to change beliefs. The Subconscious Mind is accessed through achieving an altered state which can happen naturally or be accessed through meditation and hypnosis. These new suggestions are uploaded directly to your Subconscious Mind. Hypnosis is a tool, not a therapy, and as such can be used to treat any human condition as long as a person’s attitude is a factor. Hypnosis can be used to achieve and facilitate desired outcomes in many areas of life, such as medical, dental, forensic, education, sports and psychotherapy.