With all the myths and misconceptions concerning hypnosis and hypnotherapy, it’s understandable that you might feel apprehensive about booking your first hypnotherapy appointment. Many people expect to somehow feel very different or to have an ‘out of this world’ experience when they are hypnotised. But the truth is that hypnosis is really a very normal state, similar to daydreaming or the feelings of complete and utter relaxation you experience just moments before you fall asleep. The difference with hypnotherapy is that this pleasant state is deliberately induced by the hypnotherapist. The wonderful thing about hypnotherapy is that there is no correct way of feeling.
Hypnosis is a state of profound relaxation where your body relaxes and your brain slows down, this is the opposite of what happens when you suffer stress or anxiety. Hypnosis is about going into deep relaxation that allows you to access your subconscious mind and achieve positive change, calm your emotions and better ways of dealing with the stress of everyday life.
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) explores the relationships between how we think (neuro) and how we communicate (linguistic) and our patterns of behaviour and emotion (programmes). NLP is a powerful technique that allows individuals to overcome ‘stuckness’ or mental obstacles such as depression, anxiety and phobias, by re-training the brain to think and communicate more positively and effectively.