Hypnotherapy in London
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Hypnotherapy in London
Have you ever suddenly felt overwhelmed by your feelings or experienced impulses that you just can’t control? Perhaps you smoke even though you know that it’s bad for you, or maybe you suffer from chronic mood swings that rise and fall randomly. Our subconscious mind is the silent source of our issues, problems, untapped strengths and unknown potential.
Hypnotherapy is a form of therapy that taps into your subconscious mind by delivering you into a deep trance to adjust your mind. Although it’s completely safe, hypnotherapy is shrouded in misinformation. People tend to be frightened by the concept of entering into a trance or allowing someone to mesmerise or hypnotise them, but this is based on a complete misunderstanding.
Trance states are very common — each day, you will probably enter into a trance. It’s those times when your eyes glaze over while you’re working at your desk or fall into a daydream on your commute to the office. Hypnotherapy plays on this natural occurrence and uses a deep state of calm to make subtle and effective changes to your subconscious, which then naturally filter into your everyday, subconscious mind. There are thousands of reasons you might want to visit a hypnotherapist; you may want to stop biting your nails or learn to deal with panic attacks — all you need is an open mind and a willingness to engage in the process.
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What Are the Benefits of Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is a safe and effective way of tapping into the subconscious mind to realise your unknown potential, override bad habits and discover the root causes of the issues you're struggling with.
When you enter into the trance state, you'll experience a range of benefits:
- A deep state of peace, calm and relaxation
- Hyperfocus and improved concentration
- Increased suggestibility
Whether you’re looking to quit smoking, lose weight, address childhood trauma, boost your confidence in the workplace or do any other of the thousands of things that our subconscious mind plays a role in, hypnotherapy can help you.
What to Expect from a Hypnotherapy Session
The first step of your hypnotherapy session is the all-important initial consultation. Your therapist will use this time to get to know you a little better — your fears and concerns, your desires for the session and your medical history. Be as open as possible — this time is an essential opportunity to build trust and confidence with your hypnotherapist and ease into the session feeling safe, comfortable and secure. You will also have the chance to ask any questions and find out a little more about what to expect.
Once the hypnotherapist is confident they have a full picture of what you need from the session, they will gently ease you into the trance state. There are several techniques a therapist may use to induce the trance. Usually, you will be asked to relax into a reclining chair or sofa while the therapist speaks slowly and soothingly. Again, the words that your hypnotherapist uses will depend on what you are trying to overcome and what they believe will work best for you.
Once you’ve completely melted into a state of peace and calm, your therapist may ask you to count down from ten to one or imagine that you are walking down the stairs. This technique used in reverse may also be used to bring you back to full consciousness at the end of the session.
In the trance state, your hypnotherapist may use a range of change methods. For example, your therapist may talk about the past, present or future or undertake some psychoanalysis.
The length of time you will be in the trance state will depend on what you need and want from the session, but it will normally last around an hour and a half. For some issues, you may need only one session, while others may require a series of sessions.
Embrace your inner strength and overcome your bad habits by booking a hypnotherapy session today.