What is Hypnotherapy?
Updated: Jul 10, 2019
Hypnosis dates back to the early 1770’s and has been the subject of great misunderstanding throughout the course of its history as many different concepts of Hypnosis have emerged.
In more recent times, most people view Hypnosis as a form entertainment where people are hypnotised out of consent and perform actions against their own will. However modern science has allowed us to study and analyse the neurological activities whilst undergoing Hypnosis to provide more meaningful insights.
Hypnosis is a natural state for the human mind to be in. There will have been many points in a persons life where they have experienced hypnosis without necessarily realising it. A simple way to explain the state of Hypnosis is that it involves complete concentration on an idea or concept. Hypnosis accesses the subconscious. It is accompanied by increased concentration allowing the therapist to make positive suggestions to help the subconscious change a particular thought, pattern or behaviour. This increased focus makes the client highly responsive to positive suggestions and help make beneficial changes to their life. Examples of such positive changes include quitting smoking, weight loss and insomnia.