How Does Hypnotherapy Work?
Hypnotherapy is often confused with stage hypnosis and there is a common misconception that people can be hypnotised against their will. In actual fact, hypnotherapy is a gentle, relaxing but highly effective way for a person to heal themselves and change unwanted habits, patterns of behaviour or troubling thoughts. The client is in control-the hypnotherapist is merely supporting the client to heal from whatever it is s/he wants to let go of.
Hypnotherapy works easily and effectively by relaxing the person and enabling their subconscious mind to form a bridge with their conscious mind so that lasting change can occur. The subconscious mind is a little like our control centre for our habits, emotions and feelings. The subconscious mind accepts all the information which it is given, believing it to be true. It doesn’t have the capacity for logic or critical thought, which is how the hypnotherapist is able to work on the client’s subconscious by using a range of techniques to suggest and encode new, healthier, more appropriate ways of behaviour.