Hypnotherapy - Edinburgh
What is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is a state of mind, enhanced by (although not exclusively) mental and physical relaxation, in which our subconscious is able to communicate with our conscious mind.
It may be better to define “hypnosis” by what it does rather than what it is and in this regard, it is widely accepted as a most excellent method by which we may access our inner potential.
The state of mind referred to may be brought about either by oneself, unaided (self-hypnosis) or with the help of another person.
If this other person is a trained professional, who utilises the resultant state of mind to encourage beneficial change to occur, the process is referred to as “Hypnotherapy”. description taken from The General Hypnotherapy Standards Council
What does hypnotherapy involve?
The first stage in a hypnotherapy consultation will involve an informal chat. You will be asked some questions to establish the nature of the issue and the necessary course to overcome or deal with it.
Hypnotherapy is a partnership between the therapist and the client. A person cannot be hypnotised unless they agree and co-operate fully. It cannot be emphasised enough that nobody can make you do anything which you do not want to do, the people you see on television eating raw onions are doing it because they want to, they have chosen to participate. What hypnotherapists do is therapeutic and what stage hypnotists do is very different, it is entertainment.
The next stage is hypnosis.
You will then be lead with voice into a state where your body and mind are relaxed. To an onlooker it might seem as if you are asleep but in fact, though you will normally feel very relaxed, you will remain awake enough to be aware. Also awake will be those parts of your mind which will work with to induce beneficial changes.
You can use that incredible hidden power to achieve things in your life such as
- weight loss
- stopping smoking
- increased confidence
- anxiety and stress management
- motivation and optimism
- performance improvement in the arts and sport