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H y p n o t h e r a p y

What is Hypnotherapy and why is it helpful?


To put it simply, Hypnosis is an altered state of awareness.

'Hypno' is derived from the greek word 'Hupnos', meaning 'Sleep'.

A large number of the population have an incorrect understanding of hypnosis. We're not taking stage hypnosis here.

Hypnosis happens in your everyday life. These are called 'hypnoidal states' and they happen many times a day.

Hypnoidal states happen when you've been walking or driving, and you haven't been aware of your journey.

When you've been day dreaming, or been immersed in a book, film or even your phone, and forgotten where you are in space and time.

Although hypnosis happens in every day life, it is a very useful tool in therapy.

Your therapist will guide you into hypnosis, for your mind and body to relax and your unconscious mind to become more easily accessible. The aim is to allow your unconscious mind and conscious mind to communicate openly - training your 'actual self' to become your 'idea self' - This can create real change!

Hypnotherapy differs and is tailored to your unique issues, needs and personality.

Hypnotherapy is unique to the individual and everyone experiences it differently, some remember everything and other don't at all. Your unique experience is normal.

During your therapy under hypnosis, you may be asked to give responses, other times you will simply experience. 

There are different types of hypnotherapy, and different ways is it used.

Your Hypnotherapist will bring you out of your trance state, slowly. Allowing you to feel calm and refreshed.

Here's a list of many subjects we can help with. As we mentioned before, therapy is unique, so if you don't see the subject you would like support with, ask your therapist. We're here to accommodate and adapt.

Addictions *
Alcohol abuse *
Anger management 
Jaw clenching (Bruxism) 
Drug abuse
Eating disorders

Exam stress

Inner child work
Fear of flying 
Food addiction
Gambling addiction

Stuttering *

Psychosomatic conditions *


Irritable bowel syndrome *

Low self-confidence *

Low self-esteem

Obsessions and compulsions *

Pain management *

Panic attacks *

Phobias *

Post-traumatic stress disorder *

Public speaking

Quit smoking Relaxation

Sex addiction *

Sleep disorders *

Sports performance

Stress *

Weight Loss

Hypnotherapy can be used during a psychotherapy session, or even Relationship Counselling. It's a useful tool and is found by many, to be very beneficial.

*If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions starred above, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment before starting hypnotherapy. Your therapist will require a letter from your GP or healthcare professional to verify your fitness to undergo Hypnotherapy. If not, then no verifying letter is required.

Always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies or treatments. 

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