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Is a common question many people have when it comes to hypnotherapy. TV shows and stage performers lead us to believe hypnosis is about surrendering control of your will and doing anything the hypnotist says. In reality, hypnotherapy is nothing like this.

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How does hypnotherapy work?

We all have 5 brain wave frequencies, each associated with different processes, and they are as follows:

  • Gamma (27 Hz and up): information processing and insight
  • Beta (12 – 27 HZ)): alert and focused activity (wakefulness)
  • Alpha (8 – 12Hz): state of relaxation
  • Theta (3-8 Hz): light sleep or deep relaxation; daydreaming and REM dream state; ideal for self-hypnosis and hypnotherapy
  • Delta (less than 3 Hz): deep dreamless sleep

Hypnotherapy uses a natural state of mind that we fall into from time to time. As you can see from above, it’s the Theta brain wave frequency which is also associated with light sleep or deep relaxation that hypnotherapy works within.

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During a hypnotherapy session, your hypnotherapist is simply a guide that directs you from Beta (your state of alertness) into this trance state and assists you to access your inner resources, so that your subconscious mind is more open to suggestions. This can help you resolve your own challenges, thoughts and behaviours.

Hypnotherapy can feel like magic at times, but it is not, it is a form of therapy that, like many other types, relies on work from both client and hypnotherapist.

Suggestions made will depend on why you are seeking hypnotherapy for. We will get an idea of that during our initial conversation as we talk through your history and your current challenges – including what types of behaviour or ways of thinking you’d like to change. This allows us to use hypnotherapy techniques and suggestions during your therapy session to support and embed your goals and behavioural changes. For example, if you are looking to quit smoking, your hypnotherapist can use suggestions to encourage a change in behaviour.

How will I benefit from hypnotherapy?

It’s important at this point to highlight that some people are naturally more susceptible to suggestion than others. There are other factors that contribute to success in hypnotherapy too, such as: 

  • your willingness to undergo hypnosis
  • your dedication to the process
  • your trust of the therapist
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How will I benefit from hypnotherapy?

  • Boost self confidence
  • Increase motivation & performance
  • Combat unwanted habits (smoking, nail biting, bedwetting, drinking, gambling)
  • Overcome fears, anxiety
  • Learn pain management
  • Gain health & slimness
  • Improve your sports performance
  • Improve learning performance
  • Eliminating sabotaging behaviours & blockages
  • Overcome Grieving
  • Overcoming emotions, anger, sadness

How can we help?

To learn more about hypnotherapy book a consultation today!

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