A traditional picture of Hypnosis is that of the Hypnotist with staring eyes, swinging a pocket watch in front of his victims to gain power over them, or the stage show where some hapless individual is made to make make a fool of himself to amuse an audience.
This is a far cry from modern clinical hypnotherapy, which is increasingly being recognised by main stream medicine. Some GP’s have trained in hypnotherapy, and NICE, The National institute for Clinical Excellence, has approved hypnotherapy, for use in the treatment of IBS. So, how does it work? We have both a conscious and subconscious mind which work together to help us live our lives.
Our conscious mind is responsible for logic, reason,decision making and directs all our physical actions. Our subconscious is the storage of what we have learnt and experienced throughout our life, beliefs, memories, situations , images we have seen.Emotions are messages sent from the subconscious. Accessing the subconscious during Hypnotherapy, can help change these beliefs and memories, which have caused phobias, fears, lack of self esteem, and confidence, diet problems, and stress. What is a trance? We all go into a trance like state regularly during our waking hours. Have you ever driven on a familiar route, and not remembered part of the journey? Have you ever ‘tuned out’ during a boring meeting? This is that state used in Hypnotherapy, a feeling of daydreaming and relaxation, where suggestions that will be of benefit, can be given to the subconscious.
The client however is always in control, and can become fully alert at any time. Hypnotherapy is safe, gentle, but powerful. Change your thoughts, to change your world, with not a pocket watch, or funky chicken in sight. Jennie Stanton Springfield Hypnotherapy