There are fears and misconceptions that surround hypnosis and hypnotherapy. Many aliken it to the only experience they have ever encountered, that of the Stage Hypnotist!
It is important to stress that when in a state of hypnosis one is not being controlled, manipulated or even being induced in to a hypnotic state against your will.
The state of hypnosis is, in fact, a very pleasant one, one of deep relaxation. It isn't possible for the client to come to any harm. Quite the contrary, in the centuries old technique hypnosis is increasingly being used alongside traditional medicine and is proven as a valuable alternative to drugs for anaesthesia, has been shown to accelerate healing and learning, relieve stress, control pain and improve performance.
In order for hypnotherapy to be successful for you as a client, it is important that you are 100% committed and ready for change and to achieve your goals. You must be an active participant in the process and an equal partner in the success of the process.
Named after the Greek God of Sleep, Hypnos.
Hypnosis as we know it is very different state to that of sleep
What Can hypnotherapy help you with?
The answer to this question is undoubtedly ‘virtually everyone’. This claim must, however, be qualified by the observation that some are more readily hypnotisable than others and that it will also depend upon one’s willingness to be hypnotised at the time. This willingness will itself depend upon a number of factors, not least of which will be the strength of the person’s particular need and their trust and confidence in the therapist concerned. A corollary to this question is ‘What level of trance is required in order to achieve a beneficial outcome?’ Although there remains some disagreement over the answer, most researchers concur that the actual level (or depth) of trance experienced does not relate to the beneficial results that might be obtained. In practice, this means that even where a person feels that they have not been hypnotised, given time (and this is a very important factor), the desired outcome of therapy might yet materialise. This matter of time is especially important in our current society, which has, in many respects, been coerced into believing that gratification of every desire should be instantaneous. Hypnotherapy can be extraordinarily effective but it is not magic. However, if the right ingredients are present, if the time is right and if a suitable practitioner can be found with whom the client is willing to work, then all their (realistic) goals are achievable.source: General Hypnotherapy Register www.general-hypnotherapy-register.com