What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is purely a state of relaxation and something that you experience naturally up to 20 times a day. It is that moment just before you drop off to sleep; when you're simply day-dreaming or when you are driving to a familiar place and 'zone out' momentarily - you are aware of the external noises but they are not 'present' enough to disturb you.
There are two parts of our mind - the conscious and the subconscious. The subconscious mind keeps us alive and safe from harm - it makes sure we're breathing, blinking and everything else our body does automatically without consciously asking it to do so. In fact between 90-95% of our decisions, actions, emotions and behaviours occur in the subconscious mind which demonstrates just how powerful it is.
Often when someone is struggling with a problem, consciously they know what they need to do in order to overcome the issue, but something is stopping them from achieving the desired change. This is usually due to their subconscious mind holding them back (working on auto-pilot with learned behaviours that have been formed throughout their life).
Hypnotherapy can assist because, unlike all other therapies, it works directly with the subconscious mind and so is able to get to the root cause of the problem and deliver results which are fast and effective.
For those people who haven't experienced hypnosis before, clients have often described that they felt a tingling sensation in their limbs, or that their bodies felt heavy and very relaxed. Sometimes with a sense of time distortion too, commenting that the session passed by very quickly.
In summary, hypnosis is an extremely positive experience and people often remark how relaxed and invigorated they feel at the end of a session.