What Is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis can be seen as a natural state of magnified or focused concentration in which your subconscious mind becomes open to positive ideas and suggestions for change. Hypnosis can help you retake control over your life – it can help you, like countless thousands of people before you, to become who you want to be. Just imagine for a moment being who you want to be… You can change your old habits and get the motivation to do the things that you may have been putting off until now. Hypnosis and self-hypnosis have been shown to be highly effective in helping people reducing stress in their lives.

What Is Hypnotherapy?

There are different types of/or approaches in hypnotherapy; however for the sake of simplicity we can say that hypnotherapy is the use of hypnosis to bring about positive changes in the life of a person. At Healing Thyme hypnotherapy is tailored to meet your needs and lifestyle, using the state of hypnosis to bypass the conscious mind in order to bring about the positive changes that you desire.
The hypnotherapeutic process essentially involves communication between the conscious and the subconscious mind. It allows you to access your inner strength and resources, without negative thoughts or limiting beliefs getting in the way of the change that you want.

What are the benefits?

Hypnotherapy can help benefit you in a range of issues from Anxiety to Weight loss.
If any of the following areas apply to you then hypnotherapy can offer help…

  • Anxiety
  • Motivation
  • Self Esteem
  • Self Confidence
  • Weight loss
  • Smoking
  • IBS
  • Concentration
  • Insomnia
  • Anger Management
  • Fears and phobias
  • Driving nerves
  • Driving test nerves
  • Exam confidence
  • Sports performance
  • Relaxation
  • Pain management

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can use Hypnotherapy/hypnosis?
Just about anyone can use hypnotherapy/hypnosis for their personal benefit.

What does it feel like?
It often feels like you’re having a daydream. You know that feeling…you will feel very relaxed, comfortable and calm when doing hypnosis.
It’s a time to focus on the issues that you want resolving and letting go of the other thoughts of the day.

Can I get stuck in hypnosis?
No. Remember that hypnosis is a natural state of mind; we enter into it on a regular basis without being aware of it. Everyday hypnosis that many of us enter into takes place when you’re driving along the road and you lose track of time and think am I here already? Or when you’re so focused on a film or TV programme or a PC game that you don’t notice what’s going on around you.

Can I be made to do things against my will?
No, you are aware and in control at all times. You can’t be made to do things against your will.

Does it work?  Where's the evidence?
Yes, it does! There have been many documented cases and scientific studies demonstrating the effectiveness of hypnosis.
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has approved the technique for the treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. In 2009, Professor David Spiegel called on NICE to add hypnotherapy to its list of approved therapeutic techniques for the treatment of conditions ranging from allergies and high blood pressure to the pain associated with bone marrow transplantation.

Bryan Gill