The number of times hypnotherapists are asked this question. Seriously, do you really want to be a chicken?
The simple answer is no, I won't make you cluck like a chicken. Neither will I make you say or do anything you don't want to.
Clinical Hypnotherapy is not the same as Stage Show Hypnosis!
When we think of hypnosis, we more often than not think of stage show hypnosis. Where individuals are instructed by a Hypnotist to do silly things to entertain an audience. The hypnotist appears to be in control of the individuals, their actions and responses. However, even in stage hypnosis the individual is in full control, they can choose to reject the hypnotist’s suggestions if they wish to do so. It is important to remember that the individuals concerned chose to participate in the show! They can also choose to leave the stage and sit down with the audience if they really want to.
Hypnosis is a trance like state with variations seen to be used throughout ancient civilisation. We unknowingly drift in and out of trance several times a day without realising…….
How often have you been so engrossed in a film or TV programme that has made you cry, jump or sympathise with the character? We know these are fictional but we feel that it is real in that moment and all other thoughts are blocked out.
Those of you who like to read……
How often have you got so engrossed in a book that you are unaware of what is happening around you?
Those of you who drive……
How often have you arrived at a destination but you are unaware of the journey you've made even though you were driving?
Those of you who daydream…....
How often has someone spoken to you and you have been totally unaware? Happy in your own little world, lost in thought.
We also experience a trance like state when we are just about to fall asleep.
Hypnotherapy is a complementary therapy which uses hypnosis to treat a variety of conditions or unwanted behaviours.
Hypnosis works by accessing the subconscious mind and allowing the conscious mind to become less active. Contrary to popular belief, the individual is aware of their surroundings and remains in control at all times. You can bring yourself out of trance anytime you want to. During hypnosis brainwave patterns reduce and the individual experiences a heightened awareness and relaxation, allowing the subconscious mind to be more receptive to suggestions. By the hypnotherapist and the client working together the client may be able to make positive changes, enabling them to achieve their goals and enhance their life.