The centuries old technique of Hypnosis is being used increasingly as an adjunct to orthodox medicine where it is proving a valuable alternative to modifying behaviour, to releasing stress, controlling pain and to accelerate healing.
A good definition of Hypnosis is, 'A state of altered awareness that normally occurs in every person just before he enters into the sleep state.' In Therapeutic Hypnosis this interlude is prolonged so that we can work within its bounds.
The Therapist is there to channel and direct the clients thoughts and to keep the client 'on-track.' A person in Hypnosis is not 'asleep', in fact, they are more aware of what is taking place than usual. Their senses function more efficiently than normal, in other words 'super conscious'. Nobody could possibly be made to do anything they did not want to do, and anybody, (except the truly mentally sub-normal, very young children and inebriates) can enter the hypnotic state. People in the aforementioned categories can however receive healing through 'Surrogate Hypnosis'.
People who say or think 'Nobody could get me under', 'I might blurt my secrets out' or 'I wouldn't want anybody controlling my mind' are really demonstrating that they have a total misconception of what Hypnosis really is. The state of Hypnosis is a totally natural phenomenon is most pleasant and particularly relaxing, and a person can converse quite easily whilst in this state.
If you have nervous symptoms such as tension, depression, fears, fatigue and certain physical complaints for which your doctor can find no physical basis; if you have a school, sexual or marital problem; or if you merely feel irritable, unhappy and believe you are not getting the most out of life. Hypnotherapy will be of help to you.
Nervous Symptoms and unwarranted unhappiness are the product of inner emotional conflicts. In Hypnotherapy, you are helped to understand your conflicts. In this way it is possible for you to do something constructive about resolving them. Most physical symptoms are psychosomatic in nature (the interaction between the mind and body), which means that they may have an emotional or nervous basis. Every organ in your body is connected with your brain, so it is logical that when your nervous system is upset, you may feel the effects in various organs of your body.
If one cannot solve their own personal problems without help, does that mean that they have a weak will or are on the way to a mental breakdown? No, even if you have no serious symptoms, it is sometimes difficult to work out emotional problems by yourself because you are too close to them and cannot see them clearly. More and more people are seeking help these days because they realize this. The fact that you desire counselling is a compliment to your judgment and is no indication that you are not mentally stable. Hypnotherapy has helped countless numbers of people to overcome serious emotional symptoms and has enabled many others to increase their working capacities and to better their relationships with others.
Hypnotherapy is a direct route to that which inhibits or hinder progress and also is utilized as a means to maximize your potential.
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