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Hypnotherapy is a evidence based therapy, with over 70,000 research references worldwide, but which is often misunderstood by the public.
The name Hypnosis is derived from 'Hypnos' - the Greek god of sleep - although this is not a useful way of describing Hypnosis, as you do not go to sleep. Hypnosis is a perfectly natural state of mind that we all go into several times a day, for example when daydreaming, watching TV, meditating, playing a sport or doing something creative. It is a state that we have all experienced, there is nothing 'mystical' about the Hypnosis.
During Hypnosis your body and conscious mind are relaxed and your subconscious mind is open to suggestion. The subconscious mind is the seat of your imagination, emotions and creativity. It is the part of your mind that deals with all your automatic functions like breathing, heart beating, skills that become automatic like riding a bike, and habits - good and bad. The subconscious mind is a vast memory store, it remembers everything from when you were born to now - even if you can't consciously remember.
Hypnotherapy is when a professional trained person uses the state of Hypnosis to bring about changes that the client desires. This is done by communication with the subconscious mind. The Hypnotherapist can use several methods for this including direct or permissive suggestion, metaphors, and imagery. Sometimes the Hypnotherapist will work through past events with you to facilitate release and change. You are still aware of what is being said to you during Hypnotherapy and you are still in control.
Hypnotherapy is not a 'magic wand', it is a tool that can help you to help yourself and take control of your life. You need to be committed to change.
More about Hypnotherapy (adapted from the National Council for Hypnotherapy: http://www.hypnotherapists.org.uk/hypnotherapy/)
Hypnotherapy is the application of hypnotic techniques in such a way as to bring about therapeutic changes. An external influence – the Therapist – assists in activating the inner resources of a person – the Client – in order to achieve realistic goals.
The problems that Hypnotherapy is best placed to help fall into the following broad classes:
People can suffer from thoughts of low self-esteem, or obsessive thoughts about someone or something. They may not be able, for example, to get out of their minds the idea that they are suffering from an illness, despite medical reassurance, or that a partner is unfaithful. Hypnotherapy can help the client to change such ideas.
People often experience an irrational fear of a variety of insects, animals, objects or situations and Hypnotherapy is particularly renowned for its effectiveness in assisting sufferers to overcome these distressing and inhibiting conditions.
People can suffer from a wide variety of distressing feelings such as panic attacks, anxiety, jealousy, guilt, anger or inadequacy. Whatever the problem feeling, Hypnotherapy can deal with it more specifically than can a drug – and without harmful side effects.
People can find themselves in the grip of many habits that they seem unable to control, from something like nail-biting or smoking to more deep-seated compulsions. Hypnotherapy, using hypnotic techniques, can help to remove habits with precision and again, a total freedom from side effects.
Hypnotherapy can help you with a huge range of issues. Here are some examples of the many issues which Hypnotherapy can help with:
So if you are looking for a hypnotherapist or hypnotist in Kent then we are based in Faversham which is easy access wherever you live in Kent including Sittingbourne, Whitstable, Medway and Thanet.
A video produced for the National Council for Hypnotherapy showing a client talking about their experience of Hypnotherapy
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