If you’re new to the world of hypnosis and hypnotherapy, it can be a difficult concept to understand. It is widely known, and evidenced, that hypnotherapy can help to cure a wide selection of ailments. However, not many know how or why it works.
To answer some of the main questions about hypnotherapy, we’ve created this helpful blog posts to clear the air around the topic.
What is Hypnotherapy?
The term ‘therapy’ simply refers to a treatment used to relieve or treat a disorder, as a result, the term ‘hypnotherapy’ refers to the use of hypnosis as a tool for treating disorders.
Hypnotherapy comes in a range of forms, and the type of hypnotherapy chosen will depend on the issues that need to be addressed. Below, we’ve listed some of the most common types of hypnotherapy and what they can be used for.
- Cognitive-behavioural hypnotherapy – Cognitive hypnotherapy combines elements of CBT with hypnosis to treat anxiety disorders
- Analytical hypnotherapy – This involves finding the root cause of symptoms to find a permanent solution. This can be used to treat emotionally-rooted problems such as PTSD and stress, as well as disorders such as anorexia, IBS and more.
- Ericksonian hypnotherapy – This treatment involves focusing on the symptoms rather than the root cause of the issues. This can be used to treat OCD, phobias, pain management and more.
- Regression hypnotherapy – This type of hypnotherapy involves unpacking past events in order to resolve current conflicts. This can help with relationship issues, intimacy, fears and phobias and more.
What is Solution-focused Hypnotherapy?
Unlike regression hypnotherapy, this does not involve delving deep into the past, instead, solution-focused hypnotherapy focuses on the present and future. In your hypnotherapy sessions, you’ll be asked to set realistic goals for the future and you’ll take steps towards achieving these goals over time.
Hypnosis is also used to help lower feelings of anxiety and to help replace negative thoughts with positive ones. This, when combined with talking therapy makes solution-focused hypnotherapy a positive and enlightening experience for many participants.
To learn more about solution-focused hypnotherapy, contact Steve Dell on 07966464005 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for guidance.
Is Hypnosis Real?
Hypnosis is real, but it doesn’t always occur in the way you might think. For many, the term ‘hypnosis’ conjures images of stage magicians putting people under a spell. However, in reality, hypnosis is something that we all go through every day, and sometimes several times per day.
Hypnosis is the name for the trance state that is typically associated with heightened imagination, relaxation and high suggestibility. In films and books, a hypnotist might put someone to ‘sleep’, however, the experience is more comparable to daydreaming as you’re still alert when you’re being hypnotised.
Not only is hypnosis relaxing, when you’re hypnotised you’re more open to outside influences and suggestions as your conscious mind has taken a back seat. This means that your hypnotherapist can use this to break patterns of unfavourable behaviours, as well as looking at unconscious causes of psychological disorders.
When is Hypnotherapy Not Suitable?
Even though hypnotherapy can be used to treat a wide range of ailments, it is not suitable for everyone.
If you have a personality disorder or you suffer from psychosis, then hypnotherapy is not a suitable option. Whilst hypnosis is not dangerous or harmful in any way, your symptoms can be made worse if you undergo hypnotherapy when you have a personality disorder.
In order to increase your hypnotherapy’s chance of success, you must want to be hypnotised and receive treatment. You can’t be hypnotised against your will and you don’t have to take on the suggestions of the hypnotherapist.
How to Hypnotise Someone
Hypnosis for therapy should only be undertaken by a qualified professional. This is because false memories can be created if the trance state is not monitored carefully. It takes significant training, practice, and perseverance to learn how to hypnotise someone successfully, therefore, it is unlikely to work if you try to do this yourself.
If you know someone who is struggling with a mental disorder and is looking to try hypnotherapy for the first time, contact us to see how we can help.
How to Find a Good Hypnotherapist
The hypnotherapy directory is a nationwide database of qualified hypnotherapists. You can use it to search for a hypnotherapist in London, Glasgow and everywhere in between. In addition to this, all of the hypnotherapists listed in the directory are professionally qualified and verified. There are countless benefits of hypnotherapy for those who want to take part in the process. If you have any questions or queries, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our qualified hypnotherapist, Steve Dell, to get one step closer to a happier life.