About Clinical Hypnotherapy
Hypnotic trance is a normal and natural method of altering someone’s state of consciousness. During this trance state the subconscious part of your mind (where all our past experiences and emotions are stored) is more receptive and this allows beneficial change to be induced.
Hypnosis is a very pleasant and relaxing experience and contrary to what we may believe by watching stage or television shows, you do not lose awareness or control, in fact during trance our awareness is heightened. There is no such thing as a ‘hypnotised’ feeling, the experience is different for each person.
At all times you will be encouraged to respond within your own comfort zone into a state of deep relaxation and it should always be remembered that at all times you remain in control, and if at any time wish the session to be terminated then you will be perfectly capable of doing so.
After the session you will be always be returned to a full waking state.
Hypnosis may be, if appropriate, combined with other therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT); Mindfulness; Mindfulness based therapies such as Compassion and Focused Therapy (CFT); Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, in addition to the resourced based therapies such as Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Positive Psychology and Motivational Interviewing.