The very terms hypnosis and hypnotherapy, are derived from a Greek root work meaning asleep, is misleading. Hypnotherapy is about related to sleep as night is today. As a practitioner using hypnosis all I will ever do is to show a client how to go over the hurdle from a normal waking or sleeping state into the peculiar state of mind known as hypnosis. The client will hypnotise themselves.
I use a form of Hypnotherapy pioneered by Milton H. Erickson. More than any other individual, Milton Erickson has been responsible or shaping the modern view of hypnosis. His great contribution came from his ability to locate an individual’s inner resources for coping creatively with the real problems of everyday life.
Everyone experiences hypnosis regularly. It occurs just before you fall asleep and just as you awaken. Other examples include losing track of time when reading a good book or when watching something interesting on television. In essence, hypnosis is simply a state of heightened relaxation and altered awareness.
When you are relaxed in this way, it is possible to make contact with your subconscious mind in order to effect change in your life. The subconscious is an untapped resource for creativity.
The subconscious mind is the seat of all your emotions and therefore directs nearly all your behaviour. Most importantly, the subconscious is responsible for maintaining the body in good health and for all the autonomic processes, e.g., breathing, blood circulation, tissue repair and controlling blood-sugar level.
Hypnosis is a doorway to this inner world, the enchanted realms of your imagination and emotions. Using hypnosis, whereby the subconscious mind can be contacted, ‘inner power’ can be harnessed to promote desired changes and physical well-being.
How can hypnosis help me?
With hypnosis there are few limits to what you can achieve. You have the power to make changes in your life – changes that take place quickly and changes that last.