What is Hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is ‘hypnosis’ used to promote healing, personal development and positive change. Hypnosis (also known as ‘trance’) is a state of altered awareness and relaxation, in which we can become absorbed in more relaxing thoughts, ideas, images and feelings, and more easily distracted from negative or painful ones.

You will have experienced the hypnosis state many times in your life. It may have been when you were daydreaming, lying on a beach hearing the waves lapping against the shore, meditating, or watching TV or listening to the radio on a Sunday afternoon. It is within this relaxed state that the conscious mind is able to relax and switch off, allowing the subconscious mind to be open, and in hypnotherapy, allowing positive suggestions to be made.

What is your subconscious mind?

The subconscious mind is likened to the large part of an iceberg that lies beneath the surface of the sea, and the conscious mind is likened to the tip of the iceberg that can be seen above the surface.

The subconscious mind holds the billions of pieces of information that it has received throughout your life. Through relaxing the conscious mind, we can access the subconscious mind and help to change negative and unwanted beliefs, behaviours and patterns.

The subconscious mind also has a powerful effect on your hormones and health, and regulates your breathing. It is also in action when you are using your creativity and imagination. Many people have their ‘eureka’ moments when the conscious part of the mind rests and the subconscious comes to the fore.

Will I lose control?

You will never lose control in a hypnotherapy session, and will be aware at all times. You are able to speak whenever you wish, and a hypnotherapist cannot make you do anything that you don’t want to do.

Free Initial 20 minute consultation

Within this session, you will be able to meet me and discuss your needs in confidence. I will explain to you what you can expect from your sessions, how many sessions you will need and what the cost will be. You can then decide if you would like to book.

The most commonly treated conditions:

  • Anxiety, stress and panic attacks
  • Trauma and post traumatic stress
  • Phobias and fears
  • Compulsive behaviour
  • Pain management
  • Improving relationships
  • Smoking and weight issues
  • Self esteem and confidence building
  • Public speaking and motivation
  • Depressive moods or feeling low
  • Insomnia and sleep issues
  • IBS
  • Nail biting and hair pulling
  • Skin problems
  • Fear of job interviews, exams, dental work and driving
  • Accessing creativity
  • Fertility issues and assisting with IUI/IVF