Interview With Lesley
Lesley… what is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is a safe and effective form of complementary therapy that utilises the power of positive suggestion to bring about subconscious change to thoughts, feelings and behaviour. It will improve and enhance an individual’s mental attitude by helping them to relax, removing anxieties and boosting confidence, helping to maintain composure, overcome distractions and fears and to gain confidence in their ability.
Lesley, can you explain what Hypnosis is?
Hypnosis is best described as a deep state of relaxation and focused attention. It is neither sleep, or unconsciousness, it is merely an altered state of awareness otherwise referred to as a ‘trance state’. This allows access to the unconscious part of the mind, which at this stage is wonderfully open to positive and creative suggestions creating a positive shift in your thoughts, emotion and wellbeing. Uncertainty and ever changing circumstances lead to emotional changes, anxiety, depression, anger and various other emotional reactions, thus leading to ill health.
Will I be ‘under’ and not know what’s going on during hypnosis?
As you enter hypnosis, you actually disconnect your mind from the body and surroundings your awareness is withdrawn from the normal alert state you walk around in and goes inwardly, you will however still maintain ‘control’. You never give up control of your mind or body during hypnosis and you’re never unconscious. The power of hypnosis is your ability to harness the full potential of your imagination without the normal restrictions of the critical mind or ‘ego’ as we know it. The hidden power of trance is in the suggestions you listen to and how much you embrace these new ideas.
Can anyone be hypnotised?
Yes. Anyone can be hypnotised. When it comes to hypnosis, medical experts and psychotherapists agree that everyone can be hypnotised, but not everyone wants to be. Wanting to be hypnotised and being open to the hypnotic process is very important. It’s also important that the person who is going to be hypnotised feels comfortable with the hypnotherapist.
Is hypnosis safe?
Yes. Hypnosis is perfectly safe and natural, every one of us naturally enters occurring states of hypnosis throughout the day, it may be in the form of daydreaming or being totally engrossed in a book.
Will it work?
Research has shown that over 90% of clients recover after 6 sessions of Hypnotherapy. This research clearly demonstrated that Hypnotherapy is one of the safest and most success therapies effective for mental and physical health and even sport and study focus.
What can you deal with using hypnosis ?
There is no limit to what issues hypnosis can deal with.
- Exam Nerves
- Fears and Phobias
- Weight loss
- Sport Focus
- Panic attacks
- Illness and Pain