For today’s blog I thought I would use mental health awareness week to highlight how stress can impact our daily lives. More importantly though is what we can do about it. In today’s environment of job insecurity and cut backs, positive thinking can sometimes seem hard to achieve. We often just don’t realise when the pressures of life are getting on top of us. But then we become ill, suffering from stress, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, depression and many other illnesses.
Quite often our own behaviours and negative thought processes have caused these problems. They leave us feeling vulnerable and unable to cope. Hypnotherapy can make a positive difference to the way we react. By changing old patterns of behaviour to new more positive ones we enable you to cope so much better with life’s challenges.
So what exactly is Hypnotherapy?
It differs from other therapies in that it is drug free. There is no physical manipulation and the conscious mind, with its anxious or analytical thoughts, is bypassed by means of the ‘hypnotic induction’.
For many of us, it is the conscious mind which can often hinder the success of other forms of psychological work. Consequently beneficial results are often achieved rapidly through hypnotic intervention methods. Using the tool of hypnosis the therapist guides the client into a relaxed state enabling direct access to their subconscious mind. This is where our instinctive behaviour patterns and natural reactions are formed. Using positive suggestion and imagery the therapist is able to focus on the behaviours that the client wishes to change.
What is Hypnosis? It’s the bringing together of the conscious and subconscious minds in a trance state, it is not sleep. A safe and powerful technique, hypnosis creates a deeply relaxed state of the body, mind and emotions. A technique that has been used in healing for over 4,000 years. In fact, we slip in and out of trance many times a day. When we are ‘daydreaming’, doing repeated tasks, watching television and when we are about to fall to sleep at night. You are guided into a relaxed trance state by the sound of the therapist’s voice and no-one can be hypnotised against their will. Make a positive step during mental health awareness week by booking online today for a free consultation.