Hypnosis

The connection between the Unconscious Mind and the Body

The doorway to success in hypnosis is the Unconscious Mind. Your Unconscious Mind not only holds information that is outside your consciousness, but it also manages sensations and body functions. A moment before reading this sentence, you probably were not aware of the feeling in your feet against the floor, or the back against the chair. You have sensations coming to your body all the time, but you remain unaware of most of them. In addition to managing all these sensations, your Unconscious Mind keeps your heart beating, your blood circulating, your digestive system working and your lymphatic system operating. It is exciting to know that your Unconscious Mind manages all of that with perfect precision.

Brief History

Hypnosis became increasingly practical, and regarded as a useful tool for easing psychological distress and bringing about profound change in a variety of situations. This theme has continued up to the present day. Advances in neurological science and brain imaging, together with the work of British psychologists Joe Griffin and Ivan Tyrrell who linked hypnosis to the Rapid Eye Movement (REM), have also helped to resolve the “state/non-state” debate, bringing hypnosis and hypnotic trance firmly into the realm of everyday experience. At the same time, the nature of “ordinary” consciousness is better understood as a series of trance states that we go into and out of all the time.

The history of hypnosis, then, is like the search for something that was in plain view all along, and we can now see it for what it is – a universal phenomenon that’s an inextricable part of being human. The future of hypnosis will be to fully realise the incredible potential of our natural hypnotic abilities.

If you would like to read more you might find the links below of interest.

History of Hypnosis
History of Hypnosis- Milton-Erickson

Questions and Answers

Q. Can anyone be hypnotised?
A. Most people can, providing they are able to understand the things they have to do in order to achieve this state.

Q. Can I be made to say or do anything against my will whilst I am in hypnosis?
A. No. Clinical hypnosis is not the same as stage hypnosis, you are free to accept or reject any suggestions made.

Q. Will I be aware of what is happening or being said whilst I am in the hypnosis state?
A. Yes. You will feel deeply relaxed but will never lose contact with the Hypnotherapist’s voice.

Q. What happens if I don’t come out of trance or something happens to the Hypnotherapist before I am brought out?
A. You would simply come out of the trance naturally as the rapport would be lost with the Hypnotherapist. No-one has every remained in trance indefinitely.

Q. Will I be able to drive afterwards?
A. Yes. You will still be feeling relaxed, however, your actions and reactions will be functioning super efficiently.

Q. When I am in hypnosis am I unconscious?
A. No, you are in a state half-way between sleep and wake.

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TESTIMONIAL
Having suffered from strong anxiety over a long period of time, I had tried many things to help me get it under control. In the end, hypnotherapy was the one thing I had never tried and I was a little apprehensive at the thought of being hypnotised after some of the things I had seen on TV. However, Vicky helped to put my mind at ease and, after my first session, I quickly learned it was not what I expected. Hypnotherapy is actually very relaxing and Vicky worked with me to identify issues and develop a Hypnotherapy "script" or plan very personal to me. I began to notice a difference in my anxiety levels almost straight away. Hypnotherapy has been very successful for me. I am much more relaxed and my thoughts have more clarity and direction. I feel stronger and more focused than ever now. 

Vicky absolutely raises the bar and sets the standard for such therapies too. She is a genuinely caring person and is truly gifted at what she does so it has been very easy for me to connect with her. The hypnotherapy sessions are done in a very calming, relaxed setting-far from the typical, clinical office-type surroundings that other therapists use. The location certainly adds a more personal experience, which I believe has also contributed to the success of my hypnotherapy sessions. 
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