Hypnotherapy is a complementary therapy that uses the power of positive suggestion to help to bring about change. It’s very difficult to change our behaviour if we don’t first look at the thoughts and feelings behind our behaviour, and hypnotherapy can help to tackle some of the subconscious thoughts and beliefs that influence our behaviours, habits and phobias. Hypnotherapy is nothing new – it has been around for more than 6,000 years and has been used by a large number of cultures and civilisations including the Ancient Egyptians and Ancient Greeks
Hypnotherapy can help with a range of problems and challenges including:
Phobias and fears
Anxiety and panic attacks
Giving up smoking
PTSD and trauma
Anorexia, Bulimia and eating disorders
Insomnia and sleep problems
Low self esteem and self confidence
Yes! There is nothing mysterious or magical about hypnotherapy. It’s simply a state of consciousness where your mind is relaxed and your awareness is heightened, enabling a trained hypnotherapist to make appropriate suggestions to your unconscious mind. You will stay in control at all times during hypnotherapy and can bring yourself out of the relaxed state whenever you need to.
Hypnotherapy is now widely used to treat a range of conditions and to help people break habits or tackle phobias. It can enable you to resolve longstanding issues or recover from trauma, without any of the potential side effects you might experience with traditionally prescribed medicines.
The treatment is gaining in popularity and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has now recognised hypnotherapy as a suitable treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
It can be used as a standalone treatment or used alongside conventional medicine or other complementary therapies