What is Hypnosis ?
It's all about being relaxed

An overview

There are many fears and misunderstandings connected to the use of hypnosis, however these 'myths and mysteries', that surround it, are totally undeserved.

This page will help to reassure you that what happens is very normal, certainly non-magical, and with generally predictable results.

Hypnosis is usually induced by the use of the therapist's voice, though you are unlikely to actually feel hypnotised. There is no such thing as a 'hypnotised feeling' though many people find their senses to be far more alert than usual - you will certainly not 'lose control' at any time, nor can you be manipulated in any way.

You are not 'unconscious', you are fully aware of what's happening, and you cannot be made to do anything that they do not want to do; a person in hypnosis is still awake and aware of everything happening around them, aware of themselves, and their therapist, and you will retain a full and accurate memory of everything afterwards.

Hypnosis, a totally natural phenomenon, is simply a very comfortable and relaxed state, during which it is quite easy to converse with the therapist. Almost anyone can enter the hypnotic state easily, with the exceptions of, very young children, and anybody under the influence of either hard drugs or very large quantities of alcohol. It is inconceivable that any harm could befall anybody in this pleasant state. Hypnosis is also not advisable for anyone with a diagnosed psychological disorder which is medical in nature (i.e. any illness that stems from a neurological problem)

Hypnotherapy is a reliable and safe therapeutic technique which is centuries old and is recognised by many branches of orthodox medicine as a valuable alternative to drugs, to accelerate healing, and to help combat pain.

Whilst not a panacea for all ills, hypnotherapy can be an effective treatment method for a great many problems where psychological factors are involved.

If you click on to the next page on the menu ’Hypnotherapy’ or HERE you’ll discover more about how the therapy side of hypnotherapy works.

"Nothing is permanent in this wicked world not even our troubles."
Charlie Chaplin (1889 - 1977)