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Hypnotherapy is the use of hypnosis to deliver therapy to the conscious mind. Your unconscious is the storage-area of the mind for habits, belief-systems, automatic reactions, and more.

Hypnotherapy is a safe, quick, and valuable therapy which helps your subconscious to resolve issues, overcome stress and poor habits, and make positive changes.

In therapy, hypnosis usually involves the person experiencing a sense of deep relaxation with their attention narrowed down, and focused on appropriate suggestions made by the therapist.

Suggestions help people make positive changes within themselves. The days have long gone when hypnosis was seen as waving watches and controlling people’s minds. In a hypnotherapy session you are always in control.  All hypnosis is self hypnosis

Hypnosis works by altering our state of consciousness in such a way that the analytical left-hand side of the brain is turned off, while the non-analytical right-hand side is made more alert. The conscious control of the mind is inhibited, and the subconscious mind awoken.  Since the subconscious mind is a deeper-seated, more instinctive force than the conscious mind, this is the part which has to change for the patient’s behaviour and physical state to alter.

For example, a patient who consciously wants to overcome their fear of spiders may try everything they consciously can to do it, but will still fail as long as their subconscious mind retains this terror and prevents the patient from succeeding.  Progress can only be made be reprogramming the subconscious so that deep-seated instincts and beliefs are abolished or altered.

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