What is hypnotherapy?

The word hypnotherapy can itself be broken down into two parts. ‘Hypno’ – and ‘Therapy’.

The ‘therapy’ part is there because, to put it simply, it’s a process which is used to bring about a positive change in your life.’  Any therapy, whether hypnotherapy, aromatherapy, osteopathy, or whatever, is designed to make a positive difference to you and your life.

The ‘hypno’ bit comes from the root word ‘hypnos’, which means to sleep.  This is a bit of a shame really, because you’re wide awake the whole time!

All we’re really doing is getting the ‘thinking’ parts of your mind SO relaxed, that we can have a bit of a chat with the ‘feeling’ parts for a change.

Rather than being asleep, hypnosis is a bit like being absorbed in a good book or film… a bit like going to the cinema when you’re on holiday, and when the film finishes, and you get up to leave, for a split second… just for a tiny moment…  you can’t quite remember what town you’re in.

But while you were watching the film, you were wide awake… able to think, move, talk, scratch your bum, whatever you wanted to do… just totally absorbed in what was going on around you.  Hypnosis feels a bit like that for most people.

In fact, you go through hypnosis yourself, at least twice a day.  It’s a stage you go through as you begin to fall asleep at night, and again as you wake up in the morning.

Really, what we do as hypnotherapists, is just create for you a really relaxing environment, nice and warm, with a comfy chair and relaxing music, and just talk to you so that you become really relaxed.  Once you’re really relaxed, we can simply talk to the subconscious, the ‘feeling’ parts of the mind, just to let them know it’s ok to be a non-smoker.

Once your feeling parts of your mind know it’s ok to be a non-smoker, once they’ve effectively been given permission to let you get on with your life as a non-smoker, you will find that you stop smoking easilyimmediately and permanently.

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