Hypnotherapy is an alternative therapy that uses the power of suggestion to encourage positive change. Relaxation techniques will be used to help you reach a state where the conscious part of your mind is relaxed and your subconscious part is more open to suggestion. Once you are in a state of hypnosis I will then use suggestive techniques to help encourage the change you’re looking for.
I like to explain hypnosis as a way of 'putting the breaks on' feelings and actions your subconscious carries out automatically. This will then enable you to consciously stop this from happening in the future.
The Subconscious Mind
The subconscious is the part of our minds that makes decisions without us needing to actively think about them. It's different from the conscious mind, which encompasses the thoughts we know we are having at any given moment.
90% of our actions and thoughts are stored and controlled by our subconscious
This can be extremely useful - like learning to walk as a child and in later life learning to drive we soon do not need to consciously think about doing this so it is stored in our subconscious. However some things we have learnt - habits and strategies we have developed also get stored in our subconscious and become automatic behaviour making it difficult to stop doing. This is where hypnotherapy can help