It is important to understand that hypnosis is a perfectly natural process, and a person in hypnosis cannot be made to do anything contrary to his or her moral or ethical codes. When our only understanding of hypnosis comes from ‘stage hypnosis’ we perhaps need to look more closely at how Hypnotherapy or hypnosis as a therapy works.
Hypnotherapy is the therapeutic application of hypnosis, which is a perfectly natural state of deep relaxation. Its wide ranging benefits can help with release of unwanted patterns of behaviour and/or emotional responses, often not possible to achieve when in an everyday waking state.
Repressed memories caused by past traumas can cause numerous problems and anxiety states, and hypnotherapy is invaluable in this area. Some of the conditions and states of being that are often helped by hypnotherapy are addictions, lack of confidence, compulsive behaviour, stress, anxiety and phobias. There are many conditions that hypnotherapy can help with, so please do not hesitate to contact me if you feel that hypnotherapy may be helpful to you but are uncertain about any aspect of this type of treatment.
One of the most common and widely held misconceptions about hypnosis is that when in a hypnotic state we lose consciousness. Sadly many people who could benefit from Hypnotherapy fail to access those benefits because of their fears around this point, and their concerns that they are handing over control of their mind to another person which is not the case. At even the deepest level the person experiencing hypnosis is completely aware of their circumstances and surroundings at all times. Furthermore the deeper the level of hypnosis the greater their awareness will be and the better will be the therapeutic benefit.
One of the greatest difficulties for many Hypnotherapists is to convince their client that he or she has in fact achieved a hypnotic state. The reason for this is that they realise they have been completely aware of all that has been said and done during the session, and at no time have they been unaware of what is taking place. Over ninety percent of people who experience hypnosis for the first time will deny that they have been hypnotised, stating that they were completely aware of all that was said and done during a session. This of course helps to describe how natural the process of hypnosis is.
It is sometimes the case that the conventional use of Hypnotherapy is unable to discover and dispense with the underlying cause of a problem. This means that no solution is found and the problem persists. There is a widely held view that this may happen because the problem is rooted in a previous life, and the effects have been carried through into the current life. Past Life Therapy is sometimes used in these circumstances.
It may even be that you would consult a Past Life Therapist without having attended for a general Hypnotherapy session, because you somehow sense that your problem has its roots in a previous life and feel that past life regression is what may help you to find a solution. If you feel that this may the case for you please read my article on Past Life Therapy using the link below:
Past Life Therapy is based on the premise of reincarnation, or the continuing cycle of life, death and rebirth. Whilst we have to consider that another mechanism entirely is at work here, whatever that mechanism may be, (if indeed it exists) it does not appear to detract from the effectiveness of Past Life Therapy. Have you ever had the feeling that you have experienced something before or met someone previously, when you know that it is not so? You will probably be aware that this is an experience known as déjà vu. Do you wonder why some individuals are naturally