The state of hypnosis is much like being sleepy or in a trance. You’ve entered the trance state probably every day of your life. When you’re deep in a day dream, driving your car or reading a book, just before you go to sleep at night and straight after you wake up in the morning. Trance is a state of mind that involves a selective focus of attention and hypnotherapy is simply a method of utilising this state to access your unconscious mind through relaxation. It is here, in the unconscious, where the hypnotherapist is able to help change negative beliefs, achieve goals, treat serious emotional problems and alleviate a wide range of medical conditions.
Do not be fooled by what you see on stage or on the television. Hypnotherapy employs a range of therapeutic techniques using the hypnotic state to gain access to the unconscious where positive change can occur. Anyone can experience hypnosis, even if you are only able to enter a very light trance. However, stage hypnosis depends on the ability to enter the deepest kind of trance and a level of compliance that will allow the person to subject themselves to the will of another. Only a small minority of people are able to do this, which is why the participants of stage hypnosis are carefully selected and not picked at random like we are led to believe.
Hypnotherapy is completely safe and you will always remain in control. I will not be able to make you do anything you don’t want to and anything that you share within the therapy room will remain completely confidential.