1. What is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is a form of therapy used by Psychotherapists; it is an altered state of consciousness where your body feels relaxed and your mind is open to receiving positive suggestions. Hypnosis in general deals with altered brain waves. What happens when you enter a hypnotic state is that you move from your normal state of awareness (Beta), dropping down to Alpha (relaxed), or lower. Because of this, the critical function of your mind becomes open to receiving suggestions. That`s what Clinical Hypnotherapy is about; the power of suggestions, allowing us to create changes at a subconscious level.
This method of creating positive changes has been proven to be more effective than traditional therapy.
A Survey conducted by Alfred A. Barrios, PhD, has found the following recovery rates:
• Psychoanalysis: 38% recovery after 600 sessions
• Behavior Therapy: 72% recovery after 22 sessions
• Hypnotherapy 93% Recovery after 6 sessions
(Source: American Health Journal)
2. Can anyone be hypnotised?
Hypnosis is a natural state in humans. Have you ever experienced driving your car on "auto pilot" not remembering what route you took?
Anyone can be hypnotised, however not everyone benefits from hypnotherapy as a form of treatment. If you are willing to change, hypnotherapy is beneficial for you. If you are looking for treatment because someone is pressuring you, hypnosis may not be your best option. Hypnotherapy will work if you are open to change.
3. How many sessions do I require?
It depends on the change you would like to make. Normally the average is 6 sessions, however it will vary from person to person. We assess your individual situation during the first session. Most clients will see benefits after the first session and will continue treatment for 2 sessions after that. For example the "Stop Smoking" program averages at 3 sessions, but again it depends of the individual`s lifestyle and willingness to change.
4. What else can hypnotherapy help me with?
Hypnotherapy is very powerful, and there is a wide range of treatments available.
Phobias/ Fears: Identify the root cause of the fear and eliminate stress and anxiety related to it.
Trauma: regression hypnosis is used in order to find where the person has suffered a traumatic event and it guides the person though a process of reconciliation.
Anxiety: Anxiety can be in specific situations, or generalised anxiety . Reduce anxiety to be more efficient and improve performance on your daily activities.
Depression: Unless it has been diagnosed as depression by a Psychologist, or Pyschiatrist, depression is seen as a long term sadness. Depression or sadness treatments are done to find the why, how and when of the symptoms. It focuses on positive thinking and re- programming the beliefs that the feeling of sadness has created.
Procrastination: Procrastination is very common. People that procrastinate are not lazy, however they have difficulties finishing the task they have planned for the day.
Habits: Deals with a variety of habits, such as nail biting, stop smoking, eating healthy, exercising. Some habits should be increased and some decreased for a balanced life.
Migraines: The actual cause of migraines is unknown, physician know that certain things serve as triggers, migraine treatment is available to reduce or eliminate the intensity of symptom.
Children`s behaviour: Clinical hypnotherapy can help children in a variety of situations, such as fears, sleeping problems, crying, bed wetting, improve memory and attention, behavioural challenges and more.
Adolescents: Our personal development program is beneficial for those who are going through a stage where they feel lost. It helps them achieve a balance, and understand how to create a better future.
Self – Esteem: Increasing self- esteem can be beneficial for a variety of reason. It can help you applying for a better job, feel good about yourself, accomplish your goals and believe that you are worthy.
Negative Beliefs: Our beliefs shape our world, if you think you can do certain things but not others, it all comes down to your belief system, if you find that certain beliefs are holding you back, it is beneficial to replace negative beliefs into positive ones, so you put an end to self- sabotage.