What is hypnosis?
Hypnosis is neither asleep or awake, all hypnotic states are characterised by a tremendously pleasant state of relaxation.
When you experience hypnosis you often feel extremely relaxed physically, your body may feel as though it has gone to sleep and you often keep very still. The conscious part of the brain is turned down and the subconscious part of the brain is more active.
In the state of hypnosis allows you to have more control over your thoughts and beliefs which can then have positive effects on our mind and physical well-being.
Hypnotherapy is the use of hypnosis in the treatment, tapping into the innate healing resources of our own body and mind that treats emotional and psychogenetic problems. Treatment is often accompanied by deep physical relaxation, and so helps to reduce levels of stress and anxiety. In such a relaxed state the subconscious part of the mind is best able to respond creatively, increasing inner-focus and awareness.
With a hypnotherapist’s guide, you can make profoundly positive changes to your life.
Hypnotherapy and Counselling
Hiroko offers her therapy for wellbeing that is safe, effective and supportive tailored therapies to the individual.
I try to work within a client’s own frame of reference to support you and understand your concerns fully. My approach is integrative, combining different techniques to conduct the therapy and building a relationship with the client is a part of that. Hypnotherapy is an effective therapy but it depends on your motivation and desire to change. I can help you gain insight and new perspectives on how to find the way forward.
Hypnosis feels great. It is totally natural and feels like you are in a daydream-like state
Think of times when you are focused on a favourite book or movie, simply more interested in focusing on the story, you imagine you are in the story. You are absorbed in the story, yet at the same time in control and fully aware of your external environment.
A relaxed state of mind has been shown to reduce stress and the corresponding negative effects of stress on the body and immune system functioning.
What hypnotherapy can help with?
Hypnotherapy is a form of complementary therapy that utilises the power of positive suggestion to bring about subconscious change to our thoughts, feelings and behaviour.
By accessing the subconscious mind, which controls 90% of our behaviour, we can change our negative beliefs, fears, old traumas and habits and replace them with new, healthy and empowering ones. Even illness, pain or irregular body functions can be improved or eradicated.
The hypnotic state is a psychological phenomenon and can benefit almost anyone to improve their physical, emotional and mental health.
I don't want to lose control during hypnotherapy
You remain relaxed and in control throughout. You are always in charge. You will not be made to say or do anything that you do not want to do.
Hypnotherapy is a holistic therapy process which empowers you and is approved by the British Medical Association.
Stage hypnotism is totally different.
NLP stands for Neuro-Linguistic Programming and structured with three different psychotherapies (Hypnotherapy, Family therapy and Gestalt therapy).
The neurological system regulates how our bodies function, language determines, how we interface and communicate with other people. Our programming determines the kinds of models of the world we create. It looks at the way we think, use language, our behaviours and the way we do things in order to enhance our happiness and success.
While NLP includes many of the hypnotic language patterns and underlying presuppositions of hypnosis, it is itself a distinct field of study.
The two fields are complementary, working with both the conscious mind and the unconscious mind.
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