Hypnotherapy uses the natural state of hypnosis to harness the power of the mind and imagination within each one of us. Hypnosis can be experienced as a pleasant state of complete relaxation that is perfectly natural and does not require the use of drugs or artificial aids. It is not loss of consciousness, it is a change of consciousness. When in hypnosis, the everyday conscious mind remains aware and in control, whilst allowing the unconscious to be explored.
Together with other emotional health therapies, like Counselling, Hypnotherapy can help you face the difficulties in your life and find a way forward. It is not about giving advice, but rather about exploring a problem so that you may develop a greater understanding of yourself. Remember that it is only by recognising and understanding the problem that you can find a solution and a change.
The majority of people can be helped by hypnotherapy and counselling. With the pressure of modern living, stress is a universal problem. The major part played by stress as a cause and a contributing factor in many conditions and diseases is increasingly being appreciated. You can be helped even if only by learning to reduce your own tension level through self-hypnosis.
Hypnotherapy can also be of help with many physical problems such as skin complaints, IBS and high blood pressure. Few people realise just what wide use is now being made of hypnosis, including to deal with stress, fears and panic attacks; for sleeping problems; to gain confidence; for depression and anxiety conditions; for self development; by people wishing to slim or give up smoking; in helping to solve emotional and psychological problems and in pregnancy and childbirth.