The term hypnosis is derived from the Greek word 'hypnos', meaning 'sleep'.
We all experience hypnosis on a daily basis whilst listening to music, driving or simply sitting at a red light. Every time we become engrossed in a book or a movie, we are in a natural hypnotic state.
Clinical hypnotherapy is a safe, gentle and proven non-invasive therapy that is effective and powerful in bringing about positive change in a person's life on many levels.
A clinical hypnotherapist will use various methods to bring you into a deeply relaxed altered state of awareness. In this deeply relaxed state, your subconscious mind is more susceptible to positive suggestion and change.
The clinical hypnotherapist will enlist the power of your own imagination and may utilise a wide range of techniques to find the cause and/or give you a deeper awareness of your issue and its resolution. The use of metaphors, storytelling, symbols and direct suggestions are some of the ways in which your therapist can assist you to bring about desired change in your life.
All hypnosis is self hypnosis and you are always in control of your mind and body.
Clinical hypnotherapy can assist with the following:
• stress • anxiety • relaxation • sports performance • sleep • phobias • sexual concerns and sexual dysfunction • depression • fingernail biting • skin picking
• trichotillomania (hair pulling) • bruxism (grinding teeth) • confidence • weight loss
• quit smoking • alcohol • gambling • addiction • studies/concentration • health issues including tinnitus, skin conditions, allergies, warts, pain, asthma, and much more. If your issue is not listed here, please feel free to enquire if it is something I work with.
Verruca a benign viral warty skin lesion with rough papillomatous surface. It is caused by a common contagious human papillomavirus. Methods of treatment include salicyclic acid, cantharidin, electrodesiccation, curette excision, imiquimod, laser excision or vaporisation, solid carbon dioxide, liquid nitrogen, and mental suggestion. Also called verruca vulgaris, wart.
Verruca definition above taken from:
Mosby’s Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions; Peter Harris, Sue Nagy & Nick Vardaxis; 1st Australian & New Zealand ed, 2006 (Page 1804).
FAQs relating to hypnosis
What does hypnosis feel like?
Hypnosis is a very pleasant sensation and feels different for each person.
You will feel very deeply relaxed and some people experience a floating light feeling like they are on a cloud whilst others may experience a very deep heavy relaxed feeling like they are sinking into the chair. Whatever you feel is perfectly normal, we are all different and experience things differently.
Some people notice their body temperature and heart rate decrease slightly when relaxed. This is perfectly normal.
Hypnosis is a very pleasant relaxing experience and most people find it very enjoyable to be able to go so deep into such a relaxed state. Many people find they have never experienced this level of relaxation before.
Will I know what is going on around me?
Yes. You will be aware of what is going on around you. You are not asleep, you are in a state which is approximately halfway between waking and sleeping. You will hear what I am saying and I will even talk to you and ask you questions.
Will I lose control?
No. All hypnosis is self hypnosis and you are in complete control of your mind and body. In the hypnotic state, you will be able to get up and move, speak and ask questions if you have any concerns.
You are in total control throughout the entire session.
Will you make me do anything I don’t want to do? Can you control me?
No and no. The purpose of you coming to see me is for me to assist you with your issue. I cannot make you do anything that you wouldn’t normally feel comfortable doing in your normal daily life.
If we could control people, we would have different politicians, bigger pay rises at work, public transport would run on time etc.
My job is to assist you in achieving your desired outcome from therapy and I have your best intentions in mind.
Will I cluck like a chicken?
No. You will be coming in to see me for a particular issue. You are in control the whole time and I will not make you cluck like a chicken. I am here to assist you and work with your issue only. You will be treated in a professional caring manner. Chickens belong on stage, not in the consulting room.
Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
Neuro Linguistic Programming is a name that covers three components involved in producing our human experience being our mind (neurology), the language we use to communicate (linguistic) and how these combine to affect our body and produce behaviour (programming).
NLP is a set of tools that can assist you to achieve excellence, transform your own thoughts and self talk from negative to positive and help you to become the person that you want to be.
If our thoughts create our reality then we also create our reality with the language and words we use in our daily life and our self talk. Through healing and understanding our conscious and subconscious thought patterns, we can live the life we choose.
NLP can assist you to achieve your goals, break through obstacles to achieve success and reach your full potential. NLP can assist you to eliminate unwanted habits, behaviours and negative emotions and allow you to thrive.