What is Hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is simply the combination of Psychotherapy and Hypnosis. Psychotherapy is in itself an extremely beneficial method for change and its effects are enhanced by the application of Hypnosis, which enables the subconscious mind to readily accept beneficial changes.

So what is Psychotherapy?

There are many different kinds of Psychotherapy, all of which aim to help people overcome stress or emotional problems. Psychotherapy involves talking together to help clients overcome their difficulties. Psychotherapy is often referred to as a ‘talking treatment’. As far as The Hypnotherapy Works is concerned, the best psychotherapeutic tool set is ‘Solution Focused Brief Therapy’. As such, we blend this ‘Solution Focused Therapy’ with hypnosis.

And what is hypnosis?

Hypnosis is simply a state of focused attention. In this relaxed state, your mind is more responsive to suggestion. In a therapeutic setting, the suggestions are designed to to help you change unhelpful thought patterns.

People often comment about how “ordinary” Hypnosis feels and – much like daydreaming- you are often completely aware of what is happening around you whilst in this deeply relaxed state. In fact, you could think of it as guided daydreaming.

What is Hypnosis like?

It may surprise you to know we frequently experience the Hypnotic state in our everyday lives.

Have you ever driven home and not remembered anything about the journey, or been engrossed in a book and not been conscious of time passing? If so, you’ve been in a state of focused attention, not unlike the feeling of being Hypnotised.

During Hypnosis you will be guided into a similar state so that beneficial suggestion can be directed towards your subconscious mind.